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I worked at US Agricultural Research Service full-time (More than 8 years)RecommendsPositive OutlookRecommendsPositive Outlook
Good work life balance, good job security, easy to transfer between departments, good opportunity for advancement. Good flex program and telework options.
Cubicle and bullpen life can get dull. Many career government employees have no interest in innovating, changing with technology, or embracing new ways of doing business. Almost impossible to fire somebody. AFGE is a terrible union to work with.
Advice to Management
Reward those who preform best.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at US Agricultural Research Service (Wyndmoor, PA).
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.
- Was asked technical questions on their reactor setup. 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
I was looking for permanent placement, but this particular position didn't lead to something permament.
If it's on your dinner plate, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had a hand in getting it there. The USDA oversees matters related to the nation's agricultural industry and food supply. Its main mission is to assist America's farmers and ranchers and provide outreach and education to the public. Among its numerous functions, it provides training and scientific resources to farmers, awards grants, monitors food safety, operates the Forest Service, and aids federal decision-making processes related to agricultural regulations and trade policies. The USDA ...