US Defense Logistics Agency Reviews

Updated May 21, 2015
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  • Flexible work schedule, good pay, and benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • They offer a flexible work schedule (4/10's), telework one day per week, easy to move up the ladder (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay is lack luster to say the least, it would nice if the federal gov't tried to be more competitive salary wise with the private sector (in 4 reviews)

  • Raises are under the control of the federal government, not command or the agency leadership (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Loggistics Management Specialist

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    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fort Belvoir, VA

    I have been working at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employees are empowered to make continuous process improvements; The organization values diversity; there is a great opportunity for personal and professional development; Flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for executive development

    Advice to Management

    Keep communications open


  2. It is a big ship that changes slowy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Defense Logistics Agency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They are very pro military. Very hard working and very diligent in getting it done.

    Cons

    It is not an agile organization. There is much oversite and pain,

    Advice to Management

    Keep HQ out of the field activities.


  3. Meaningful and stable work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Assistant in Crane, IN
    Current Employee - Transportation Assistant in Crane, IN

    I have been working at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Doesn't require a college degree, pay is great for what you do, mission is to support the warfighter

    Cons

    Management is not consistent, promotions are not likely due to how the government has to do it


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    Great Work/Life Balance and Benefits

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working for the federal gov't is far less stressful than the private sector. Being a parent of a young child, if anything happens, I am able to take off and attend to him. Overtime is optional and the flexible work schedule is a great benefit as well as teleworking from home up to 4 days a week. It is rewarding working in the Contracting field knowing that you are directly supporting the mission of the war fighter.

    Cons

    If you want to move up, NETWORKING is KEY. It's not what you know, it WHO you KNOW. It's great to know your job and work hard, but if you do not network with management and key people, you will not advance and that's the truth. The pay is lack luster to say the least, it would nice if the federal gov't tried to be more competitive salary wise with the private sector. Resources are sometimes wasted. It's time for the baby boomers to retire and let the millennials come in and do a better and more efficient job.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who work hard, not just those who suck up and network the best because they are not always the best suited for the position. Can wages be raised? It's great to have job stability but we would like to get paid more.


  6. My experience with Defense Logistics Agency

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    Former Employee - Supply Technician in New Cumberland, PA
    Former Employee - Supply Technician in New Cumberland, PA

    I worked at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I gained invaluable experience in Supply Distribution, Inventory, Receiving, Shipping and Supply Chain Management in my years with the years company. Very good vacation and sick leave benifits.

    Cons

    Largest Defense Supply Depot within the federal government, maybe to large. Management needs more input from the people who actually do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Rely more on employees ideas


  7. Job security and benefits make DLA a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits such as telework and flex time

    Cons

    Pay will never be "outstsnding"


  8. Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Defense Logistics Agency

    Pros

    large, fullfilling, lots of experts

    Cons

    cubicle city, small installation, weather


  9. Great people, good experience, but work space is government grey and cube city.

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Chester, VA
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Chester, VA

    I worked at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and promotional structure, great benefits.

    Cons

    If you have a drive to be outside of a cubical then this is not the place.


  10. This is a stable government job where there is no stress.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Defense Logistics Agency

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This is a good government job where there is life / work balance.

    Cons

    This job can be too relaxing and complacent.


  11. Great Agency

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Texarkana, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Texarkana, TX

    I worked at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Really care about their employees and their growth. They provide almost unlimited training for those who want to better themselves. Pay is great!

    Cons

    Hiring process seemed a bit drawn out.. HR depts do not communicate very effectively throughout the hiring process. As with any DOD position your resume has to have certain key words in order to make the register, but once you figure that out its not bad.



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