US National Archives and Records Administration
3.3 of 5 27 reviews
www.archives.gov College Park, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

US National Archives and Records Administration Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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3.3 27 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

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Charles Piercy

(8 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great definable experience, learned a lot of things that will push me forward in the future.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsLocation, Its a great place to tell people you work in the same building that houses the Charter of Freedom.

    ConsLack of responsibility on management part.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience was not so great.

    Student (Former Employee)
    Spanish Lake, MO

    ProsThe compensation and hourly pay is very nice. Also the sick and annual sick leave is great. This job is intended for students so they make it very flexible according to your schedule.

    ConsThe management at NARA is horrible and very backwards. You get promoted doing mediocre work. If you excel and succeed at your job, you are kept where you are.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good but old

    Archives Technician (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGreat Benefits. Flexible hours, great insurance and a good amount of paid time off plus 11 holidays. A friendly environment too.

    ConsThe pay is not competitive at all. At least for me the job is very boring and tedious. I'm not motivated to work hard as the bonuses aren't worth the extra effort.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Good Company To Work for if you're permanent

    Archivist (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThey treat you well when you're a permanent employee. They are very flexible with you

    ConsWhen you are a student, they don't really care about you, only getting work finished

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boring, Tedious, but not the worst place in the world

    Archives Aid (Current Employee)
    Valmeyer, IL

    ProsWent in as a student under the STEP program, which they no longer have. For a college student, the pay was great, and they have flexible scheduling and understand how hard it is to balance work and school. We have workers who only work during the summer, and others who only work one day a week.

    ConsI think this one is dependent on who you are and what section you're hired into. As a member of Search, we had to do exactly that, which meant going through heavy boxes trying to fulfill standards that are almost impossible to make. I can only think of two or three out of our entire office who honestly make standard.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Archives Technician (Former Employee)
    Dayton, OH

    ProsFlexible hours, pretty good pay

    ConsPolitics , not a lot of full time perm positions

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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    Its a job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsStable employment as long as you make your quota.
    co-workers are nice.
    Working with americas history.

    Consvery low pay
    required to complete 20 - 21 casses a day, no matter the complexity.
    seems like long term older employees are not encouraged to apply for new opportunities - only young students will get any of the developmental positions.

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat all people fairly. Provide opportunity to all employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Start for Library Science Students

    Student Worker (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFlexible work schedules, small staff that makes it easy to get to know co-workers, occasionally food and drink are provided, there are opportunities to learn more about the logistics of Archives Management, the work is not too difficult

    ConsNot much room for advancement without a degree in the field, work becomes tedious and mundane when no new responsibilities are introduced, sometimes find yourself looking for work to do

    Advice to Senior ManagementStudent workers should have additional responsibilities other than processing and data entry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDespite being a republican presidential archive, there was a lot of tolerance for the liberal viewpoint

    Consfar away from everything ever

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    overall satisfied, not challenging

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnever have to take work home with you, always have a guaranteed lunch break, workload is not heavy, etc. etc.

    Consthe work is not challenging. The agency always tops the list of the most unhappy places to work in the federal government.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be a good idea for the agency has a whole to have a channel of communication among different levels of management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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