Energetic environment, working with a mission
Team Lead (Former Employee) – Golden, CO – February 7, 2013
Navarro Research and Engineering is a Federal Government contracting company. As such, employees primarily work to directly support the goals and missions of the US Department of Energy. Most sites have employees in intermingled workspace with their Federal counterparts. There are positives and negatives to this. A positive being efficiency of work, a negative being recognized discrepancies in the quality of employment (training, benefits, job security) as compared to a Federal counterpart, which leads to difficulty in maintaining morale. Along with supporting the Federal Government comes supporting the Federal Bureaucracy. While the overall mission of most projects and programs supported seem both noble and honorable, the day to day grind of paperwork, and back end workings, limits the impact of an individual position. This isn't so much a shortcoming of Navarro, as it is a reality of the area it operates within.
feel good about your mission
federal bureaucracy, lack of job security