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US Department of Defense Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
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    Current Employee - Industrial Maintenance Mechanics in Riley, KS
    Current Employee - Industrial Maintenance Mechanics in Riley, KS

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well defined areas of responsibility, good teamwork, annual performance ratings given on time. Excellent benefits and retirement plan.

    Cons

    The career ladder for upward mobility is very short. The opportunities to go to employer sponsored trade and technical advancement schools are slowly disappearing

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    Create more opportunities for technologically advanced schooling

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US Department of Defense Interviews

Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014

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    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at US Department of Defense.

    Interview Details

    You apply online. It takes weeks to see if your name made the "list" for the opportunity for the job. If you are selected for an interview off of the "list" (you may not be, just because you made the list, doesn't mean you'll get an interview) you are called and an interview is set up. It may take awhile to be notified if you were selected. If you were not, evenutally it pops up on your account. (eventually can be weeks) If you are offered the job, it takes up to 3-4 months to actually start after all the necessary background checks and whatnot. You are not given a set start date either until shortly before you start. It's quite the waiting game.

    Negotiation Details
    People say you can negotiate, but negotaitions will take awhile. It depends on the job and who you are if you'll manage to negotiate for anything other than what they want to give you.
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US Department of Defense Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies (#5), DiversityBusiness.com, 2012
Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
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Additional Info

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Website www.defenselink.mil
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1947
Type Government
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

No matter how you measure it, by aircraft, ships, or active-duty military personnel, the US Department of Defense (DoD) is big. Except for Social Security, the Department of Defense -- comprising the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reserves, and more than a dozen defense agencies -- is the largest component of US government spending. The 2012 budget for the Department of Defense is more than $670 billion, 18% of which will be used to fund the ongoing military engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq. The DoD maintains a force of about 1.4 million active duty... More

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