US Naval Research Laboratory Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2022

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US Naval Research Laboratory Commanding Officer Scott D Moran
Scott D Moran
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Pros
  • "Working at the NRL has been excellent in many respects, especially as an intern(in 19 reviews)

  • "The work life balance is excellent(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "One of the worst parts of working at NRL is the infrastructure(in 19 reviews)

  • "Is next to a sewage treatment plant(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to do basic research

      Jan 14, 2022 - Senior Electrical Engineer in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      You are given great autonomy in research

      Cons

      it is the federal government

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Spot

      Nov 19, 2021 - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Very flexible, interesting work, nice people

      Cons

      Low pay, no housing benifits

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Very good experience!

      Nov 7, 2021 - Electrical Engineer 
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      Pros

      Very passionate people and I learned a lot of technical skills.

      Cons

      No cons that I can think of!

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Outdated Research, low competence

      Nov 21, 2021 - Physicist in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Low workload, many holidays off, close to the city.

      Cons

      -Dirty facilities -Technology very much out of date -coworkers not motivated -Too much bureaucratic red tape to work effectively

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      The future looks bright

      Nov 6, 2021 - Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great work/life balance, tele work available, good pay, advancement opportunities, good management, benefits

      Cons

      can be stressful at times but not often

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Stable Job

      Oct 26, 2021 - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Relatively low stress work environment.

      Cons

      Buildings deteriorating, slow admin process

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great laid back place

      Sep 27, 2021 - Software Engineer in Stennis Space Center, MS
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      Pros

      Laid back, Freedom of project choice, Easy to get training and schooling paid for, Great benefits

      Cons

      Promotions are slow good entry pay, takes a few years to build up

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good people, good work

      Sep 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great engineers, good people to meet, great projects to work on.

      Cons

      Poor facilities, unaccessible via public transportation

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good coworkers

      Sep 3, 2021 - Materials Engineer in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great staff, variety of equipment, variety of projects available

      Cons

      Building maintenance, building and grounds upkeep

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Mission Driven, Great People, Bureacractic

      Sep 2, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Really smart people who put in work and care; Good work-life balance; Lots of interesting projects; Real tangible mission; Pay is adequate

      Cons

      Typical government incompetence at the upper administrative level; weird funding structure for research that can be good or bad; next to a sewage plant; This isn't the place where you work up the ladder with promotions; Pay is adequate

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