Must repeat that we were not Government employees; however, I enjoyed working with the Government employees. This company was the opposite of Suntiva discussed earlier and I left YRCI to go to Suntiva. YRCI management would be the textbook of grossly poor management who provided a terrible environment for employees and manager alike. I was 1 of 11 initial employees reporting in Sep and by Mar there were two; 1 after I left in early April. During my stay our unit experienced 3 Directors and 2 Deputy Directors all quitting or fired.
That we survived as professional.
I do not have enough space to highlight the problems here.
Support Services Assistant (Current Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – September 6, 2017
This is a great place to work if you have an opportunity to work here, take it! I have really enjoyed my time at NIST. I've learned a lot and have developed so many rich relationships with my co-workers.
It was a great place to work while attending school
Secretary/Receptionist (Former Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – August 29, 2017
I worked at National Bureau of Standards straight out of high achool while attending college. worked for 50 scientist in the Gas and Particulate Science Division. I married and worked until first child was born.
I worked as a lab technician. A typical day at work would be coming into the lab and making samples with my coworkers and later on updating my boss on what we had accomplished. We had a lunch break and were left alone. It was the best job I've ever had, and an amazing place to work. Everyone there is so nice, and the people there are all team players, no one gets left behind. I had so much fun working there. If i could have I would have worked there forever. The management is great, they are your managers, but they still treat you like people and are easy to talk to. I learned about how to be an engineer, I learned what direction I wanted to go in college, I learned about different types of chemistry. The hardest part of the job was my last day. I loved going to work every single day.
Physical Scientist/ Program Manager (Former Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – April 2, 2017
Government research laboratory involved in various physical sciences, measurement sciences, calibrations, standards and engineering sciences. Okay if you like working in a Government research environment or atmosphere.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – MD – March 23, 2017
It's a great place to build a career. Lots of people to help you concentrate on particular research areas. Usually foot-in-door It's a great way to become an expert in a field mainly because you're likely to search out solutions to save the world
Writer/Editor (Current Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – November 25, 2016
NIST is the nation's measurement institute. The researchers here work to improve and maintain the U.S. measurement system, develop standards and provide calibration tools that industry uses to maintain quality and to comply with regulations, provide technical guidance to standards-development organizations, and improve the state-of-the-art of measurement generally.
Like most federal agencies, NIST is a great place to work with good pay and benefits and flexible hours.
At NIST, I learned a great deal about communicating science to the public through a variety of mediums, including the production of news stories, press releases, and social media content, as well as presenting at tours and exhibitions.
My co-workers were consummate communications professionals who were passionate about NIST's mission, which they feel is vital to the U.S. as an economic and scientific leader.
The hardest part of my job was also the most enjoyable: Figuring out how to best tell NIST's story and relay NIST's importance to the U.S. public and the world.
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – July 1, 2016
Only 20% of postdocs are able to stay as termed or permanent federal government employees. The research environment is not as competitive as universities in most fields of studies. I don't recommend it to postdocs who are looking for an academic career.