US Department of Defense Benefits

4.2 out of 5 (16 comments)
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Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

Employee Comments

  • Oct 20, 2014
    Current Program Manager in San Diego, California

    Retirement plus 401K, medical insurance. Leave accrual and holidays. Poor dental and eye care.

  • Oct 16, 2014
    Current Senior Test Manager in San Diego, California

    Insurance cost is only approximately 250 for family per year, 40 a month for full coverage with co-pays traditionally ranging from 15-25 $ but with a catastrophic cap per year of 1000.

  • Oct 15, 2014
    Current Employee in Cocoa Beach, Florida

    The best thing is the 30 days of leave time per year.

  • Oct 14, 2014
    Current Electronics Engineer in Warner Robins, Georgia

    I love the benefits that are offered such as 401K, TSP matching/contributions, the health insurance everything. Worst part is some location are not in the very best of cities but then again you don't want to be in the populist areas.

  • Oct 12, 2014
    Current Employee in Fort Drum, New York State

    little pay, hours are 37.50 for part time

  • Sep 19, 2014
    Current Employee in Fort Meade, Maryland

    5% 401k match dollar for dollar
    Health insurance is still very expensive

  • Sep 17, 2014
    Current Senior advisor in Houston, Texas

    Good program. I wish what we put in was matched.

  • Sep 16, 2014
    Current Senior Advisor in Houston, Texas

    When I entered, there wasn't anything other than bonds. Now there are other money investment opportunities.

  • Sep 21, 2014
    Former Employee in Fort Riley, Kansas

    They have a good system and ideas for benefits, but not many people who care enough to put the effort to give you good health/dental care.

  • Aug 31, 2014
    Current Analyst in Washington, District of Columbia

    Health/dental insurance options are great. Department of Defense (DoD), like all U.S. Government agencies, offer the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is basically a 401k. If an employee contributes at least 5% of their pay to their TSP, then the government will match up to 5%. The best part about the TSP is the ultra low fees associated with it, which makes the TSP basically the gold standard of 401k plans. Paid time off is sufficient as a government employee, and one can accrue unlimited sick leave, while one can only carry over a max of 240 hours of paid leave per year. I accrue six hours of paid leave every pay period (every two weeks).

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