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    I worked in the federal govt civil service for 20 years-half of which was with USDA. It is a good place to work if you are able to manage your own priorities and think independently. Supervision is not always available or particularly helpful. Benefits are great, health insurance is one of the best, but you do pay for it.


    Being part of such a large organization usually means you won't have much influence. Sometimes you just have to 'go with the flow' Civil service is very conservative and there is a lot of 'but we always do it that way' adverse to change!

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    Look more carefully at who you promote to supervision. Be open to new ideas.

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at USDA Rural Development in March 2011.


    The interview was fairly easy. I met with a panel of 3 middle managers. I got the interview after being being recruited at an on-campus event at my University. This was back in 2002 when no-body was hiring. Overall, the atmosphere was friendly; no difficult questions. Met with the director, other managers and employees. The place felt old, with the majority of the people having worked there for 30 or 40 years. The middle managers were in their early 40s, seemed to be knowledgeable and reasonable.

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5001 to 10000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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