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US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.8 462 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

US Department of Defense CEO Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel

(69 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great job security working with the federal Government(in 45 reviews)

  • There are a number of policies in place that benefit work-life balance(in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Requires long hours, time away from your family and lack of upward mobility(in 28 reviews)

  • Salary is lower than private sector, system can be very rigid at times, but usually ok(in 17 reviews)

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    Upward Mobility

    E8 Senior Chief Petty Officer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsExcellent practice of inclusion and diversity

    ConsMentor program form the point of entry to transitioning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement mentorship program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Military Career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou will never get a chance to enjoy camaraderie as you do in the military. It will align you for success throughout your lifetime.

    ConsYou must be flexible and willing to go the extra mile

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great internship experience! Such helpful and friendly colleagues and there is so much to learn from those around you!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslearning experience, great people, good work-life balance, easy to access

    Conssecurity clearance process, male dominant setting,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have learned a lot

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat way to meet new people and learn about the MTFs

    ConsTraining, location, and room to grow

     

    Overall good place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is meaningful which is a big plus. They also provide a good work life balance.

    ConsThere is a severe bottle neck at the top so you can only go so far so fast. They also have a union; which is just horrible in a white collar environment.

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGuaranteed pay check every 2 weeks

    ConsPoor management doesn't care for workers

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    Job Security

    Logistics Management Specialist (Former Employee) Warner Robins, GA

    ProsGreat job security working with the federal Government.

    ConsEmployee must be in control of career and must taking mentoring and networking into their own hands.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore management involvement to help with career development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Human Resource Specialist

    Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) Dayton, OH

    ProsTelework, flextime, health benefits, holidays, sick leave, and general agency policy is good. Working for the DOD is an excellent opportunity

    ConsDue to budget constraints, there are many unfilled vacancies that add an overwhelming job workload to each employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a great place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStability, family life is good. Able to establish great relationships.

    ConsLittle pay increases, furloughs inevitable. Hard to get a higher paying position. Pay and hiring freezes seem like they will never end!

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer your employees more ways to better themselves, more training, courses to take that can enhance their skills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great breadth of knowledge to be obtained

    Engineer (Current Employee) Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    ProsVery many opportunities to try new things. They have really done a good job of getting advanced education and force development programs going in the passed few years.

    ConsCommon knowledge of working for the government is the massive amounts of red tape you go through to get anything done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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