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US Department of Homeland Security Reviews

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186 Reviews
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    Current Employee - Security Manager  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Security Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security full-time for more than 3 years


    Flexibly, mission focused, great co-workers, lots of things to get involved in and make a contribution


    Leadership roles over every two years, no stability and political whims take precedence over mission assurance

    Positive Outlook
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US Department of Homeland Security Interviews

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014

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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at US Department of Homeland Security.

    Interview Details

    I really don't recall much of anything about an interview so long ago. The hiring process started out electronically through USAJOBS and I eventually got an in person interview. I dressed by best and presented myself the best I good. Nothing out of the usual.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you strengths and weakness. Not a new question or unusual, but know your weakness and how you adjust for them   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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US Department of Homeland Security Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies (#2),, 2012
Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009
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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2004
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

The US Department of Homeland Security exists to keep America safe. Created in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the department is devoted to keeping the US safe from natural and man-made disaster. Its activities include domestic nuclear detection, intelligence coordination, and protection of high-level government officials. The department's structure includes agencies for citizenship and immigration services, customs and border protection, emergency response and recovery (FEMA), and science and technology research. The US Department of Homeland Security has more... More

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