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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at the irs for 5 yrs, was promoted each year in the face of budget crisis and government shut down. I really enjoyed this job, but it was the internal atmosphere that drove me away. I worked in an office of all women, who were caddy and would stab you in the back every opportunity they had. No success went unpunished, as union complaints rolled in thru my tenure.

    My next complaint was union and management, neither made it easy to be promoted and both had a habit of wasting time by having many reports etc. The other frustrating aspect of the job, as a GS12, you would process a correction in the field and some tax analyst in a service center (who was a GS 5) would tell you, no change and deny your request. I guess I would be more understanding if I didn't also out rank their manager as well.

    Overall I was disappointed that the work was pretty mindless. Occasionally, a case with real meat would come across the desk and you could do some really exciting things. My personal favorite was seizing assets, and I did two really massive ones. But writing a suit was and going to court was also a learning experience.

    Overall even though this is a con box, I rate the service high, like many positions tons of cons exist, I just needed a place where people weren't so bitter and provided more challenging day to day work.

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    Stop being so inefficient because it's the way it was always done. There are easier ways that are still legal.

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IRS Interviews

Updated Dec 6, 2014
Updated Dec 6, 2014

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chamblee, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chamblee, GA
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    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at IRS.

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    Tough and intrusive. Background search. Behavioral questions and Brain teaser type questions along personal border line questions all in group multiple questions fill in the black check off the box type questionnaire forms in a group of 45 people for several hours at a time. The training once hired was incredibly difficult as well.

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Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
Best Place to Launch a Career, BusinessWeek, 2009
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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1862
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ready to help Americans pay their taxes, whether they want to or not. A bureau in the Department of the Treasury, the IRS is responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement in its numerous forms. The agency collects 93% of the revenues that fund the US federal government. With an annual budget of about $13.6 billion, the IRS strives to fulfill its mission by helping taxpayers understand their obligations and by consistently and fairly enforcing tax laws. The agency is structured into four primary divisions: Wage and Investment... More

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