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Anybody work for a defense contractor before? I have an interview with a defense contractor who is offering me a contract to work at a very prestigious scientific institution. It all seems on the up and up, but I'm very suspicious and picky in this job market. Any thoughts/advice?
 

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Anybody work for a defense contractor before? I have an interview with a defense contractor who is offering me a contract to work at a very prestigious scientific institution. It all seems on the up and up, but I'm very suspicious and picky in this job market. Any thoughts/advice?

Yep, but it has been a while (last such job was in 2002). I worked for several defense contractors for a period of over 22 years as well as a brief contract for the NSA. One perk was getting a security clearance which opened up a slew of opportunities.
 

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Yep, but it has been a while (last such job was in 2002). I worked for several defense contractors for a period of over 22 years as well as a brief contract for the NSA. One perk was getting a security clearance which opened up a slew of opportunities.

Would you recommend working for a private corporation that places you in government jobs/institutions?
 

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Would you recommend working for a private corporation that places you in government jobs/institutions?

Absolutely, the pay is better than the civil servants doing the same work get and the job security is nearly as good.
 

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Absolutely, the pay is better than the civil servants doing the same work get and the job security is nearly as good.

Thanks. It seems like a golden opportunity for me to come face to face with real world developments in the scientific community of which I'll share more of here if I accept the position. I've just heard lots of horror stories about fake contracting jobs...
 

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The OPer's message is so vague that no one could give an intelligent response.
 

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Anybody work for a defense contractor before? I have an interview with a defense contractor who is offering me a contract to work at a very prestigious scientific institution. It all seems on the up and up, but I'm very suspicious and picky in this job market. Any thoughts/advice?
That's a pretty wide market, government contracts for every thing from landscaping and food service to cybersecurity, weapons systems development and ship/aircraft maintenance.
 

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Anybody work for a defense contractor before? I have an interview with a defense contractor who is offering me a contract to work at a very prestigious scientific institution. It all seems on the up and up, but I'm very suspicious and picky in this job market. Any thoughts/advice?

good lord do you want to be more specific lol

your questions is basically should i try to get a job lol


anyway the majority of my life work has been work for DOD as Test Tech, Test engineer, Lead Test Engineer and Test Manager.

Is there somethign specific you would like to know?
 

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The OPer's message is so vague that no one could give an intelligent response.

That's a pretty wide market, government contracts for every thing from landscaping and food service to cybersecurity, weapons systems development and ship/aircraft maintenance.

good lord do you want to be more specific lol

your questions is basically should i try to get a job lol


anyway the majority of my life work has been work for DOD as Test Tech, Test engineer, Lead Test Engineer and Test Manager.

Is there somethign specific you would like to know?

One poster seemed to be able to figure it out. Jeez. I can't give away much but a little reading comprehension based on his response would go a long way.
 

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One poster seemed to be able to figure it out. Jeez. I can't give away much but a little reading comprehension based on his response would go a long way.

figure what out LOL other posters also commented how vague your question was too LMOA

no reading comprehension on his answer or your OP changes anything about the fact how vague, open-ended and basically meaningless your question way. In fact his answer tells you DOD covers just about anything further proving my point.:lamo
 

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Anybody work for a defense contractor before? I have an interview with a defense contractor who is offering me a contract to work at a very prestigious scientific institution. It all seems on the up and up, but I'm very suspicious and picky in this job market. Any thoughts/advice?

You wont probably wont get the job if it involves a clearance. You are too tighly wrapped in the Never Trump being seen as anti-Trump. Employers want low to no risk non-political employees. I’d scrub your social media ASAP.
 

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Anybody work for a defense contractor before? I have an interview with a defense contractor who is offering me a contract to work at a very prestigious scientific institution. It all seems on the up and up, but I'm very suspicious and picky in this job market. Any thoughts/advice?

Do your homework.
 
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