National Nuclear Security Administration Employee Reviews

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Provided opportunity to advance safety of nuclear weapons
Retired (Former Employee), Washington, DCMarch 5, 2015
Pros: government benefits, opportunities to perform work in the national interest
Cons: sometime government inertia, politics
NNSA is a place where work for the national security of nuclear-related issues is performed. This makes it an exciting place to work. I found that my co-workers, peers and managers were extremely competent.

The hardest part was to change safety culture in the beginning of my employment.
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A place to work if you like being part of a dedicated team with a very important national security mission.
Chief Systems Engineer (Former Employee), Located by the National Mall in Washington DCDecember 4, 2014
Pros: good benefits, important mission
Cons: commuting, for most employees
A typical day at work runs about 8-10 hours, meetings, phone calls, working group activities, interfacing with project managers, report writing, analysis, project management, reporting to oversight committees and Congress, and supporting laboratory and production sites located across the US. Some travel was required, frequency is job dependent. You will learn all aspects of governance and management – more... of programs and projects that run from tens of millions to hundreds of millions per year. Management works hard to keep the entire NNSA team informed and sets achievable goals and visions. My co-workers were dedicated government employees and support contractors that worked hard to insure that tax payer dollars were being effectively and efficiently spent to support NNSA's diversified mission of nuclear security. The hardest part of the job is insuring all government and regulatory requirements are met or exceeded while keeping projects under cost and on schedule within an unstable federal funding profile. This is also the most rewarding part of the job because it keeps you challenged and fully engaged all year round. – less
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Look Somewhere Else
Federal Agent (Former Employee), Oak Ridge, TNSeptember 9, 2013
Pros: overtime pay, ya get to shoot guns
Cons: upper management, "mandatory" training without travel pay, no promotion potential, good old boy system, ludicrous health requirements and broken human reliability program
This place is good for making some quick money, but don't expect to stay here very long. Upper Management in Albuquerque is terrible. Local management is great! It's a very political job with favorites.
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Evoke Research and Consulting (NNSA)
Sr. Security Policy Analyst (Former Employee), Washington DCJune 12, 2013
Fast growing company with lots to offer the right person. My experience was good in terms of what I learned about working with growing companies.
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Interesting Workplace and Mission
Foreign Affairs Specialist (Current Employee), Washington, DCApril 22, 2013
GTRI is a wonderful place to work!
Mission: Reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological material located at civilian sites worldwide

Goals:
- Convert research reactors and isotope production facilities from HEU to LEU
- Remove and dispose of excess nuclear and radiological materials
- Protect high priority nuclear and radiological materials from theft and sabotage
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Vacation
Project Engineer (Current Employee), Aiken, SCOctober 19, 2012
Over the course of a career, state and local government employees and federal civilian employees receive nearly 1.5 years more in paid vacation and holidays than the average private employee. The average state or local government employee as 9.9 more paid vacation days and holidays than their private counterparts, a figure that increases to 13 for federal employees. Increased vacation time means that employees are properly compensated for their work hours and given ample time and resources to properly recharge so as to better function in their jobs. The government tends to offer its employees more paid sick and personal days as well.
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Gov. Internship
Software Engineer (Former Employee), Aiken, SCAugust 3, 2012
This was a great government internship. The pay was great and we learned alot about technology.
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Productive and fun workplace.
Summer Intern (Current Employee), Wilberforce, OHJuly 12, 2012
Assistant Manager of Marketing
Supervised and coordinated daily operations for a team of five
Developed staff member succession plans emphasizing on skill assessment, training and performance management
Motivated staff to meet store goals and comply with policies and procedures
Trained in Emergency Management, Computer Programming, 3D Graphic Design,
Graphical Information Systems, Research Methodology