US Department of Defense Benefits

4.2 out of 5 (13 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • Health Insurance

    "Not enough of the on staff doctors cared to actually take care of the soldiers, if your unit would even allow you to see them." (4 comments)

  • Pension Plan

    "Pays as soon as you retire." (3 comments)

  • 401K Plan

    "Not much of a 401 however it isn't bad." (3 comments)

Benefits Summary

  • High % reporting
  • Medium % reporting
  • Low % / No reports
  • * Employer Verified

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

  • 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).

  • Aug 26, 2014
    Former First Class Petty Officer in Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Post 9-11 GI Bill pays you to go to school!

  • Aug 24, 2014
    Current Human Resources Assistant in Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

    Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid holidays

  • Aug 21, 2014
    Current Employee in Lansing, Michigan

    The best thing about working for the DoD is the flexibility they allow for military service, i.e. days off for military training, consistent pay increases with satisfactory job performance.

  • Aug 20, 2014
    Current Auditor in Warren, Michigan

    Great retirement plan. Average insurance coverage at a high cost. Little to no fertility assistance.

  • Aug 18, 2014
    Current Employee in Beale AFB, California

    Great benefits! Salaries are open for employees to review which makes it easy to see pay potential for each pay grade. Annual leave, sick leave, and excused leave (time allowed for physical exercise) are good.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.