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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at US Agricultural Research Service full-time (more than 10 years)

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    I can not say enough positive. They are very amenable to working with your schedule and flexing your hours. They also often have opportunities to travel for development of additional skills or for educational courses in a formal or informal setting.

    Cons

    It is government so can be tough to get a job particularly if you do not get extra preference points for being in a specific job category.

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US Agricultural Research Service Interviews

Updated Nov 7, 2014
Updated Nov 7, 2014

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    Post Doc, Biofuels Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wyndmoor, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Wyndmoor, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at US Agricultural Research Service.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview with common behavioral questions. Fast follow up for an on-site interview and eventually an offer. The on-site was shorter than what you would expect for a bigger company. Typically for a larger company, the interview process is 2 days, but this position required a 1 day interview that ended at 3 PM. Overall a positive experience.

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    • Was asked technical questions on their reactor setup.   View Answer
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    I was looking for permanent placement, but this particular position didn't lead to something permament.

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US Agricultural Research Service Awards & Accolades

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

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Website www.ars.usda.gov
Headquarters Washington DC, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1852
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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