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    „Stable work but not family friendly”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Research Physical Scientist in Washington, DC
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    Ich habe für mehr als 5 Jahre bei US Naval Research Laboratory gearbeitet - Vollzeit

    Pros

    The work is very stable and it's easy to make a career here. It's not uncommon to meet scientists who have been working on the same research for 30+ years. A lot of scientists here are from ivy league schools with impressive pedigrees and dozens of publications in top tier journals. My coworkers and Section Head were fantastic and I loved being surrounded by intelligent people. Despite the dilapidated buildings,... there is some state-of-the-art technology to help with your research. The majority of research groups have base funding and don't have to constantly beg for money. My experience here added enough to my resume that I was able to accept a job offering DOUBLE my current pay. Even having the words "Naval Research Lab" on your resume gets you a lot of attention.

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    Kontras

    With all the good said, I have to focus on the fact that I don't find the NRL to be family friendly at all. There is no parental leave, child care through JBAB has a 2+ year waiting list, and while schedules are largely flexible, my Division Head looked at me like I had two heads when I told him I have to leave by 3 to pick up my daughter from the bus stop. Many people here don't even have families and, as a result..., don't understand when you need a day off here or there due to school closings and child care hiccups. I understand that a career in research isn't family friendly to begin with, as taking any kind of extended leave ruins research timelines and screws any collaborators, but the NRL doesn't even try to mitigate this inherent obstacle. I was on the waiting list for a raise for almost 3 years before I decided to look for new employment. I just didn't feel like there was enough opportunity for advancement or broadening my area of research, and that the management didn't understand that there's more to life than conducting research. Looking back on my career, the lack of advancement and stagnated pay make me feel like I was taken advantage of. I wish I had looked for employment elsewhere sooner. It is a shame that these failings make it so appealing to leave an otherwise amazing laboratory.

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    Rat an das Management

    Get with the times. If you're going to attract new graduates to your outdated facility the buildings all need to be renovated and you need to offer things like shuttles to and from the metro, a decent coffee place, paid parental leave, and in-building community gathering places/lounges so we don't have to walk outside in heavy rain to get to an empty building with 1 table and 4 chairs just to eat lunch.

    US Naval Research Laboratory2019-06-14
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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Engineering Intern 

    Ich arbeite seit weniger als einem Jahr bei US Naval Research Laboratory - Vollzeit

    Pros

    Prestigious name of the organization lives up mostly to its reputation. The environment is similar to most defense oriented spaces, but much more research focused.

    Kontras

    The pay could be better, but its a trade off for the government status security and prestige.

    US Naval Research Laboratory2019-11-25
  2. „Nice Work environment”

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    Akt. befristeter Mitarbeiter - NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate 
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    Ich arbeite seit mehr als einem Jahr bei US Naval Research Laboratory -

    Pros

    Great chance to collaborate with best modelers and analysts

    Kontras

    Sort of process for example, things to approve, is too slow.

    US Naval Research Laboratory2019-11-05

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