This is an 85 year old firm and it acts like one in many respects. The management is solid, not forward thinking so there is no 5 year plan, but they are good people. They keep their word and have a sense of integrity and dignity. The only big problem is that the margins are low below 7 percent and the business is inconsistent as it is mostly (not all) defense and government related. If they get over 300-400 employees and have a ton more contracts, I can see them leveling off a bit and doing more to keep people happy.
They offer a 3 percent contribution to your 401k regardless of your contribution, automatically you get it. Plus a 3 percent match on top of that.
The location is great in Arlington and the culture is stiff and lacking. Generally you work in your team Silo and those are your work friends and experience of the shop.
Only folks who love designing ships and working for the Navy should really join this company. They are passionate and amazing at that mission.
Lots of engineers know best thinking going on.