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US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 76 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

US Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez

Thomas E. Perez

(8 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance, tons of benefits, still have(in 7 reviews)

  • Good collective bargaining, good benefits, good mission statement(in 7 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)

  • Maybe get a little monotonous at times and some members of Senior Management should receive better training in staff supervision(in 3 reviews)

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    This is an excellent organization to get started in.

    Finance (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsEasy going atmosphere. All of the work gets done on time without any hassles and an all around good attitude.

    ConsThere is really no room for growth. You will have to consider leaving DOL after only a couple of years for a lack of any opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no room for growth. It kills motivation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProjects are interesting. Great people to work with.

    ConsA lot of politics to deal with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Compliance Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowth opportunities, rewarding public service.

    ConsFickle management priorities, poor leadership skill development among first line and midlevel managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild a stronger leadership development program.

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

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    Office of Administrative Law Judges

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat staff and awesome learning opportunities. Very hands on in terms of sitting in on hearings, phone conferences, and important meetings. Lots of research and writing opportunities available as well.

    ConsLike most federal internships, this one is unpaid and the hours tend to be generally long. You will be expected to stay past what you may have expected.

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    Claims Examiner excellent career opportunities for those entering the government.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsThis is a great place to learn about workers compensation and law.

    ConsHard to move into other areas and other career fields.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No Two Days are the Same

    Workers Compensation Claims Examiner (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsTelework, excellent pay, sick leave, thrift savings account, flex time, retirement pension system, good mentors, excellent union representation, and amazing health benefits plans

    Conswork load, rude and entitled customers, retirees not being replaced, extremely slow moving bureaucracy, and picking up slack of non-performers gets tiring

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease put intense pressure on Congress to allow us to hire. We are a minuscule part of the Federal budget. We only employ 1,000 workers nationwide. I can't complain about being understaffed, though as every claims center I've worked in has been critically understaffed. I think it's probably par for the course.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ten years here.

    Investigator (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat work/life balance and excellent benefits. There are a few great managers, but most leave in order for more challenging opportunities.

    ConsMinimal opportunity for advancement unless someone leaves. The work becomes much less challenging as you spend more years doing the same thing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on leading, especially by example.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery compelling, high level work

    ConsSome positions work very hard, even harder than the private sector

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work experience! Great training! I felt as though I were really performing a public service.

    Worker's Compensation Claims Examiner (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsWonderful, committed co-workers! Professional and friendly. My co-workers made it joyful to go to work! They were dedicated to their mission. Again, it felt like I was truly performing a public service.

    ConsHuge caseloads and not enough time or examiners. However, that didn't alter our efforts.
    Incentives could have eased the burden and created higher morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse positive incentives more often.

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

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    People actually labor at the Department of Labor

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey give interns substantial work in whatever department you get assigned to. If you're a paid intern through the Pathways program, it's a good amount of money. In addition, it's right across from the Metro stop and they do provide a subsidy if you use public transportation. My agency did a great job in integrating the interns into the whole group.

    ConsThere's a lot of acronyms and abbreviations that take a while to get used to. It's not the greatest working space in the world, but it works. There are a few people who seem to just be on their phones all day talking about non-work related things, but they are far outnumbered by the people who actually do their work and are committed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the interns have solid projects lined up before the summer starts with their supervisor-- it's a lot easier to get started right away and make sure you get the most out of the interns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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