Getting work orders for day,picking up the material,storing then in a secured location,
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Bethesda, MD – February 21, 2017
Filling work orders,picking up equipment from its location,storing the materials in a secured location,logging the materials for reissue or disposal,inventory,moving equipment to different agencies,recieving new equipment,bar coding the new equipment for identification,delivering the equipment to the department of request,recieving some instruction from supervisor to complete a task,dealing with many different government agencies,meeting many different people who are from different areas of the government
being able to net work because of all the exposure!
being lock into a pay grade because of your position!
Program Specialist (Current Employee) – Bethesda, MD – December 13, 2016
Open work culture. Great place to work for those seeking employment in the medical field. The staff is easy to work with and very knowledgeable in the work they do. I would recommend employment with this company.
Assistant Professor (Former Employee) – Bethesda, MD – January 18, 2017
I enjoyed the students because they are military and very organized. A lot of the issues were with MD's thinking they know how to run research projects when they do not. I'm a PhD and would never try to diagnose a patient but several of the MD's were trying (and failing) to run research centers.
Great place to start a career in science. Benefits provided are excellent but funding opportunities aren't satisfactory. So unless one has a very stable job, this place is a temporary niche in research.
On a typical day, I would arrive at work by 0730 and was free to go exercise or eat breakfast (which was a very nice perk). Unless a specific event was scheduled early in the day, as long as I had "mustered" or checked in with my supervisor, I didn't necessarily have to be at my desk which gave me a degree of autonomy to work on any work related projects I decided on (again, something I liked very much). I had many responsibilities to juggle: I could be at my desk working on new protocols and scheduling space and man power for various laboratory experiments, changing or updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), assisting in surgery at either the main operating room at Walter Reed or the minor surgery rooms at USUHS. Often, I needed to check out controlled drugs for physicians and veterinarians. I also was involved in the teaching of DoD Medical Students about 12 times a year at regular intervals.
The management was very supportive of my going to school on my off time, and always willing to make concessions if need be. They were strict (Army for the most part) but fair. I had 3-4 sailors under my authority who were pleasant to work with, and gave me an opportunity to learn to be a supervisor.
The hardest part of my job was being "on call" for a week every couple months, potentially requiring me to stay late each day as well as come in on my days off to work.