Vector is a government contractor that hires independent engineers and specialists to work on government contracts they have bid and won. Pay and working conditions are as you find and negotiate them. the work is interesting and rewarding and diverse. The management is available nearly all the time for questions or ideas.
The opportunities for training are manifold. The co-workers are interesting at times and almost always pleasant to work with and very competent. The hardest part of the job is that it is governed by the ups and downs of government contracts which can end abruptly.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that it challenges my intellect and pays well It allows for both recognition and achievement which are the two best motivators.