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Current Employee - Program Analyst  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC

I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time for more than a year

Pros

Relaxed atmosphere, caring supervisors, friendly employees

Cons

not very well organized, upper management not very attentive or responsive, little opportunity for lateral movement in certain offices

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The mission is awesome. The work is great.

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    Current Employee - A Senior Communication Position  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - A Senior Communication Position in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Hard work recogninzed but often rewarded same as slackers; too much flavor of the month

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lenexa, KS

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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. )

    Negative Outlook
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