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Helpful (2)

The mission is awesome. The work is great.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - A Senior Communication Position in Washington, DC
Current Employee - A Senior Communication Position in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

If you are inspired by an organization's mission and are a soldier for the environment, EPA is the place to work.

Cons

If you are a star, you better watch your back. You show other people who are comfortable with average or below average and it pisses them off. There are a lot of people with "it's good enough for government." It's hard to get rid of bad apples.

Advice to Management

Need to be more nimble and expect results. The environment is moribund and slow. Don't continue to accept average or below average.

Other Employee Reviews for Environmental Protection Agency

  1. Hard work recogninzed but often rewarded same as slackers; too much flavor of the month

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules; challenging work if you choose to engage. Average to hard workers stand out for recognition admist the too many slackers that are tolerated.

    Cons

    Unions run the show in the current administration and they seek to protect the lowest common denominator. The flavor of the monthis embraced by senior management with unquestioning vigor. Turf protection and CYA too much a part of the culture. Too many "back office" staff controlling and draining resouces from mission related work. There are a lot of lawyers in this office, and many of them prefer not to do legal work.

    Advice to Management

    Do something about the slackers. Use peer pressure to control improve the behaviour of some in your ranks (angry outbursts, inability to receive feedback, retaliation, etc. )


  2. Helpful (1)

    Air Permits Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Air Permits Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Air Permits Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was very laid back and always room for growth. Great work-life balance

    Cons

    I had a lot of problems when starting: no login to system, no security badge, computer issues. They were almost too laid-back


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