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    Former Employee - Biological Science Aid in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Biological Science Aid in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at US Agricultural Research Service as an intern (more than an year)


    My co-workers were great, I found the job interesting with exciting research, good hours, low-stress environment, had a supervisor supervisor eager to ensure I learned and was successful. I really enjoyed the monthly international education events.


    As a student worker there are no benefits, although that is common in student jobs. As it is government, there was a bit of 'red tape.' Once I graduated I could not continue working here and found no positions opening that I could fill.

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    It would be great if there was more funding to expand and open more positions here.

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    Anonymous Employee in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
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    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Agricultural Research Service in April 2014.

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    Seems the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. We in the field have told the staff what is needed but the message seems to never get up the chain of command. Next time we have a survey we have to ask the same question when the answer were reported in previous surveys.

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America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies,, 2012
Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1852
Type Government
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