APL employees thrive under mixed leadership, as every team has figured out the exact ratio of hands-on and hands-off management best suited for them. In general, this ratio involves a lot of freedom and little supervision. However, one quality is consistent across the entire lab—the Open-Door Policy, which helps place all employees on a level playing field.
APL leads the 21st century into the future by operating on the cusp of technological exploration. The nonprofit research center has an impressive name tied to it—but has a more impressive list of accomplishments and goals. APL scientists, engineers, and analysts deliver solutions for national security and scientific challenges to keep America and its innovators looking toward tomorrow.