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A good place to work if you want work-life balance

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at IRS

Pros

Collaborative decision making, extremely broad range of issues to research and gain expertise on (you won't get assigned to working foreign tax credit issues for a year, like happens at Big 4), fairly flat work organization. I disagree with many other posters that pay raises are based on seniority alone - I have had several merit increases and get other bonuses in years when I am prevented from receiving a merit (permanent) salary increase.

Cons

Aging workforce and management. Incredibly techno-phobic workplace. The IRS solution to Information Tech is to block it, prevent it, ignore it, all while saying they need to do this to maintain taxpayer confidence. This issue comes up regularly at mtgs with taxpayers, who shake their head in amazement at how backward the IRS systems are.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get real about IT. Hire outside vendors and let them propose to upper management what the possible solutions are, then work top down to make sure it happens. Give your employees the analytical, research and IT tools to do their jobs, so that they can compete better with sophisticated taxpayers.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent, unremarkable but great co-workers (for the most part)

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in New Carrollton, MD
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in New Carrollton, MD

    I have been working at IRS

    Pros

    Great benefits, great co-workers, great building (located right next to metro, nice cafeteria, great fitness center, and decent outdoor space).

    Cons

    Only interested in boosting completion of task numbers, and once you meet a goal they keep increasing, to the point where you are so beat from working, the stress is not worth the job security.

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    A results-only work method leaves the employees tired, frustrated, and unmotivated to help reach goals.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Always something new to learn after 32 years and worked at ten different jobs with more pay along the way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - National Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at IRS

    Pros

    Variety of work locations, public service, thrift savings plan for retirement, flexiplace, and opportunities for field work and travel

    Cons

    Uncertainty of congressional priorities and vulnerability to political change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more to improve software / hardware / automation

    Recommends
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