US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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US Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, tons of benefits, still have (in 7 reviews)

  • Flex schedule, telework - good benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • If you want to switch over to the private sector, there is little in the way of transferrable skills without a law degree (in 3 reviews)

  • Downsides include the government salary and layers upon layers of red tape that often surround the progress of work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Ready to Leave..

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible working environment. You can telework, pick your own working hours, and it's pretty easy to take leave.

    Cons

    Not being utilized in my work place to my full potential, or given motivation in my job. I was told there was no more room for career advancement/promotions for me in this office so I have been checked out since then. The building needs updates badly. I have seen my share of mice, and cockroaches etc.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs more training on employee motivation and giving out praises/awards every once in awhile.


  2. Ok, but could be better

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Staff are very committed to improving the workforce. Stable, steady work environment. Centrally located in downtown DC. Easy Metro access.

    Cons

    Tight budgets provide very limited resources for training or professional development. This is especially true if you are a program analyst or do administrative work.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Government Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A great deal of opportunity to learn and gain diverse skills, a good variety of projects, nice people.

    Cons

    Typical government issues abound, management is comprised of long term entrenched folks that long ago lost the will to make positive changes or rock the boat. Little chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out the dead wood,


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  5. Great place to work, boring place to intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Legal Intern in Arlington, VA
    Former Intern - Legal Intern in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Labor as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, friendly individuals, diversity in the workplace

    Cons

    Super bureaucratic, people keep to themselves, everything you need for your office has a different department

    Advice to Management

    Stop emailing all the time


  6. Economist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Promotion, professional development, lack of good leaders

    Advice to Management

    Develop management skills, provid training and professional development opportunities


  7. Information Clerk

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's full-time with benefits package which a lot of jobs don't have anymore.

    Cons

    It's holding me back from what I would really like to do. Teach college level Criminal Justice or Paralegal Studies

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. Student Trainee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very relaxed environment, really nice people

    Cons

    Easy to become complacent, never get to comfortable.


  9. Division Chief, Employment and Training Division

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Functional Area Chief, Contract Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Functional Area Chief, Contract Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady government position with upward mobility at mid-level management level.

    Cons

    Tendency to not invite innovation at all management levels.


  10. Technician

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Management competency varies, a significant amount of nepotism


  11. Helpful (2)

    Depending on the agency, it could be decent at best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New Secretary cares about employees' work-life balance, and overall happiness. He set up an pilot for a real workable Alternative Work Schedule where others haven't. He's always reaching out for feedback. Fed work is fed work.

    Cons

    New Secretary doesn't mean change will happen over night. Managers don't really care too much for their employees (though to be fair, some of the older coworkers are also institutionalized into laziness) New ideas aren't welcome. Fed work is fed work.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house, and make sure that the personalities fit leadership. Just because someone was a brilliant program analyst, doesn't make them a leader.



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