US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. US Air Force career

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    Former Employee - Air Battle Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Air Battle Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional community, strong benefits, travel, serve the nation.

    Cons

    Absence from family, work in all condition, hazardous duty, you won't get financially rich.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people and they will take care of the mission.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. Department of Defense-Contractor

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    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work for the DOD, overall they are a very talented group of individuals to team with. The work way very rewarding and touched upon many areas of Enterprise Architecture

    Cons

    They were in need of a great deal of overhaul as to be expected. Lots of opportunities to work longterm. Cons were on some contracts there was a 12 month limitation. Also environment can be very political.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    logistics management specialist

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    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    benifts paid holiday paid sick days paid leave

    Cons

    dont really have a problem right now been in the job 3 months and everything is great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Defense

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    The business has been in a boom since 2001 now appears to be drawing down.

    Cons

    The war business is on a draw down, with reductions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Future cuts are likely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. ERP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    TEAM work environment all day.

    Cons

    MOBILITY within the organization is difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. DoD provides good stability

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    Former Employee - Visual Information Specialist in Hurlburt Field, FL
    Former Employee - Visual Information Specialist in Hurlburt Field, FL

    I worked at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Consistent schedule. Great benefits that included medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance coverages, 401K with matching and ability to participate in MWR programs.

    Cons

    Pay was lower compared to the private sector. I was there for over 5 years and by the time I left, I still wasn't at the pay rate I could find outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be great if there were a way to develop more career growth paths for employees who would like to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Excellent career, good work life balance, competitive pay, many training options

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people who work hard

    Cons

    Work can be dull or too easy for someone from used to corporate pace

  9. Over 20 years supporting systems engineering and program management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Great mission and opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Frequently moving impacts ability to follow a project from start to finish

  10. I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Once you become an government employee you are able to apply for positions that can truly help build your skillset to constantly apply for promotions around the world.

    Cons

    Having to deal with furlough and budget cuts. You can never truly be prepared to deal with issues like that.

  11. Unit Program Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great schedule, physical fitness time off, time off awards.

    Cons

    limited to military bases, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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