US National Archives and Records Administration
3.3 of 5 23 reviews
www.archives.gov College Park, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

US National Archives and Records Administration Reviews

Updated Feb 26, 2014
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3.3 23 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

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Charles Piercy

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Archive Aid (Pathways Program)

Archives Aid (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at US National Archives and Records Administration full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPaid Holidays, Great work schedule, easy work, and good work environment

ConsNo Benefits, Temporary position, No real advancement

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Great experience and learned a lot that will help me in future positions.

Supervisory Archives Specialist (Former Employee)
College Park, MD

I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLocation, opportunities to learn and grow, most employees really care about the work and want to help the public find information/records and are excited to have younger/eager employees coming into the field

ConsLack of freedom due to government oversight, poor communication from executive/upper management, budget concerns; some staff appear to just go through the motions

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure newer employees know you appreciate their work and want to help them grow and make a career with NARA - otherwise you may lose them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It all depends on who you work with.

Intern (Former Employee)
College Park, MD

I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration

ProsThe people I worked with were great. They were very helpful in acclimating me to the culture and organization of the Archives. The facility is also an excellent place to work, probably because it's a newer building.

ConsReally depends on the people you end up working with. I had a really good group of people in my area but others groups seemed a little dry. A lot of the employees have issues staying on time and promptly getting back to people.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep the work environment decentralized. Try not to worry so much about people stepping on your toes, just worry about getting the job done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An OK job and nice place to work.

Technical Support (Current Employee)

I have been working at US National Archives and Records Administration

ProsStable job, little risk of layoffs except at contract renewal. Get to work with smart and dedicated people -none of the petty gossiping or back stabbing you see in most companies.

ConsOlder technology, so little on the job skills training or development. No pay incentives for performance. No career planning or growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve more of the front line employees in planning, solicit and consider ideas for improvement. Develop job skills

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US National Archives and Records Administration

ProsFun for all the researchers

ConsBoring if you can't find docs

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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