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Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
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    I worked there as an intern and had a good experience

    Former Intern - Law Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Law Clerk in Chicago, IL

    I worked at US Citizenship and Immigration Services as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of writing, so you'll be able to add to your writing sample. And they give you a tour of some of the other immigration agencies, so it was a good introduction to immigration work for the federal government.

    Cons

    They didn't have a good place for the externs to work. We were all in the same room, and sometimes it was hard to get work done.

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    Great Mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Citizenship and Immigration Services

    Pros

    Mission is awesome an the people are committed to it

    Cons

    No cons in working there. Everything is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    People are friendly and quietly go about their work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Citizenship and Immigration Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I got a promotion and was able to remain in Washington DC when my old job moved to Memphis, TN.

    Cons

    I'm not doing the same type of work I was before, which is business analysis, staffing analysis and budget formulation and analysis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to be an intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at US Citizenship and Immigration Services as an intern

    Pros

    Had two great internships at USCIS -- learned a lot and met many inspiring people. Would love to work for them as a permanent employee.

    Cons

    Typical government red-tapey issues, some old technology, etc. Occasionally felt underutilized as a student intern, but it was overall a very positive experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please use your students more! We're very eager to contribute to your work and mission!

    Recommends
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work is you are interested in helping people immigrate through legal means to the United States.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Immigration Services Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Immigration Services Officer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at US Citizenship and Immigration Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a job for someone who enjoys learning the many facets of immigration law and is interested in keeping the nation safe.

    Cons

    Tremendous responsibility; you are the first line of defense and a wrong decision can have enormous consequences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Officer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Immigration Services Officer
    Current Employee - Immigration Services Officer

    I have been working at US Citizenship and Immigration Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; good pay; good leave policies

    Cons

    Too many layers of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    U.S CIS is a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjudications Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Adjudications Officer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at US Citizenship and Immigration Services

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Great job security.

    Cons

    Big government. No environment for fresh and innovative thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to think outside the box.

    Recommends
  9.  

    News Flash! It the Simple Things Stupid!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Citizenship and Immigration Services

    Pros

    Growing fast in terms of bringing people on board, and a lot of opportunities are available to learn within the organization. Training seems to be a priority and has management support. Many ideas are nutured and may become implemented based on merits...

    Cons

    Because of the fast growth many internal operations are undefined and flying by the seat of your pants is not that uncommom. There are not clear process for the simple things and that also means there are not clear processes or procedures for the difficult as well. Many times a majority of ones time is spent defining not what needs to be done, but how it should be done and without any clear guidance or process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure the simple stuff is defined and that a clear process is developed for doing those simple things...

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