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great job security. poor mangement practices, raises suck, health insurance is good
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Idaho Falls, IDJuly 14, 2016
You have to try to get fired and then even then it might not happen. Ex navy are promoted to management very quickly. Usually not a good thing. Poor raises. No cost of living adjustment, cost of benefits goes up every year higher than raise. If you happen to get a good boss you life and work will be great. And there are a few of those. Benefits have really good coverage.
Pros
job security
Cons
commute, raises, mangement.
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Very regimented with strict adherence to procedure and protocol.
Engineer (Former Employee) –  West Mifflin, PAApril 11, 2016
Extreme emphasis placed on working within the confines dictated by others, suppressing creativity and imagination. Very secure workplace as long as you don't think or work outside the box. Requires massive procedures and documentation of even trivial work. Real accomplishment takes decades.

Management does not respond adroitly to change and when change is necessary responds in a heavy handed dictatorial manor. Don't expect to be rewarded for superior work, knowledge, or experience, rewards are mediocre and handed out to those who skillfully communicate the mundane to their superiors.

If you like job stability, writing procedures to take out the trash, need instruction, lack imagination, and are a good sycophant then this is the place.
Pros
Free parking. Flexible hours (to a degree). Training.
Cons
Lacks interesting work.
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Good place to start out but not for a career
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Idaho Falls, IDFebruary 9, 2016
I've been with BMPC for 5 years. The starting offer was very generous but pay raises are minimal. After 2 years most engineers can make more somewhere else. During my time with BMPC I have completed an advanced engineering degree but it hasn't resulted in a promotion or pay raise. The company only evaluates education when hiring and doesn't look at degrees earned while working there.
The company favors former instructors from the naval nuclear program or former naval nuclear sailors. People with that background are normally moved into management immediately regardless of experience in the area they are managing or people skills. Another problem is the groups that do the interesting work usually require experience you only get by having gone through the naval nuclear program or having been at BMPC for over 10 years.
BMPC is having problems recruiting and retaining talent. Employee satisfaction surveys found less than 20% of employees feel the promotion process is fair and less than 40% felt they were fairly compensated. A high level of success depends with BMPC depends on your manager with good ones able to move their people up the ladder and get them good projects. The Idaho facility tolerates behavior that in most companies would result in termination (sexism, verbal harassment and abuse, threats).
There are good things, the 9/80 schedule is nice. Tuition reimbursement is great. Job security is superior to the stereotypical government worker so you can literally be at work all day and only spend 2 to 3 hours actually doing work.
Pros
9/80 schedule
Cons
lack of opportunity, unprofessional behavior, long commute
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waste of time
current (Current Employee) –  idaho falls, idahoFebruary 24, 2015
you will spend majority of your day kickin your feet up on the table listening to a bunch of people complain about how boring it is out in the desert you have to commute an hour to get to and put up with a bunch o hypocrits and interferences due to all the politics and last minute redundant meetings. if you are a good person you will get work thrown at you because most others are too lazy to do it. sirprisingly good pay for a long boring day with no time for family or social life. no means of extetnal communication so you get stuck there and cant leave or find a job elsewhere. no place for females either. 25 min lunch break and everyone sticking their nose in your business if you arent sitting at your desk
Pros
nothing
Cons
everything
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No advancement
Services (Current Employee) –  Schenectady, NYJanuary 28, 2015
While there is job stability and good benefits, advancement is very limited and the culture is such that they do not acknowledge prior experience or value advanced education. You can sit idle for many years in the same position.
Pros
benefits, job stability
Cons
very little advancement, unless you have10-20 yrs with the company you are treated like it is your first job.
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Operational Support Administrator (OSA) (Current Employee) –  Schenectady, NYOctober 20, 2013
Medium to Large company. Love the 9/80 Work day.
Love working with the users and helping them.
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Great Employer.
Information Assurance – Cyber Security (Current Employee) –  Niskayuna, NYApril 21, 2013
Great Employer and great experience. I have greatly enjoyed working at BMPC and would highly recommend them.
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