US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated June 28, 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. Staff accountant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    Professional work, high dedication to company's mission,

    Cons

    No any, easy access to work


  2. Great job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Labor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel, great training and opportunity to help people

    Cons

    Law enforcement can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training


  3. Working for the Department of Labor

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    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at US Department of Labor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The agency protects workers rights. The agency also promotes work-life balance for employees by providing flexible work schedules. The agency encourages employee growth by providing training which includes online training courses.

    Cons

    Due to budget restraints, the some agencies within the department do not have resources needed to perform their jobs to the fullest.


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  5. Current employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at US Department of Labor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex schedule, telework - good benefits

    Cons

    Peter principal in full swing


  6. Investigator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investigator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Investigator in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment! Supportive management!

    Cons

    It can be challenging to meet with difficult employers


  7. Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Legal Inter in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Legal Inter in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent mentoring, variety of work, no billable hour requirements, surrounded by intelligent and hard-working individuals

    Cons

    Give more of a variety of projects


  8. It was great. The employees are really respected and their rights are severely protected. They are really understanding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time

    Pros

    Hours a week that you have to work

    Cons

    No over time, instead extra hours get used to cover vacation days or days you are late


  9. Great job - highly recommend it!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Office in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Area Office in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people are all friendly and great to work with, the work itself involves helping others and is very rewarding, and the schedule and benefits are very flexible and family-friendly

    Cons

    sometimes we have to work within budgetary constraints when Washington can't agree on how to fund the government, sometimes this means wondering if the government will stay open as we read about on the news


  10. intense but interesting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    dedication to mission, hardworking, intelligent people, some flexibility in work hours, good union, get your own office; a great history going back to FDR; a lot of established traditions are part of the culture and add value and learning to the experience.

    Cons

    competitive, some people don't work hard so if you are a hard worker you will get a lot of responsibility and possibly more than your share of the work; it's a place with highs and lows and a certain intensity that can be exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to appreciate all who support the mission, not just the squeaky wheel;


  11. While, Tedious it is a good experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Investigative Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Intern - Investigative Assistant in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at US Department of Labor as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good pay for an internship.
    - Stay busy, plenty of work
    - Usually a job offer at the end of the internship
    - Lots of paid time off

    Cons

    - Can be boring.
    - Sometimes Investigators expect too much.
    - Lots of Red Tape

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Maybe provide more opportunities for interns to get involved. Some more on site interviews or something of the sort would break up the tedious work at times.



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