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Former Employee - Attorney  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC

I worked at IRS

Pros

Quality work, good environment, excellent schedule

Cons

large organization, sometimes hard to get ahead, little to no mentorship

Advice to ManagementAdvice

mentoring needed

Recommends

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Depressing and unrewarding work. Frustrating work environment.

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    Former Employee - Contact Representative  in  Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Contact Representative in Andover, MA

    I worked at IRS

    Pros

    Compensation was good, large cafeteria with nice selection of different types of food, reasonably priced. Desk and office chair were top notch, new phones. An excellent addition to your resume as a professional reference.

    Cons

    Everything you say or do is closely monitored, right down to how many times you use the restroom. Your phone calls are monitored, you are given an IRS email address, but you cannot use it for anything but govt uses, and you cannot use it unless you are early to shift, on your break, or after hours. Why would I use it for work purposes, if I wasn't being paid? Management is very aloof and usually unavailable. You cannot check personal email, period. Even if on break. 50% of people that work there are probably clinically obese. Stress is known to cause weight gain, what does that tell you? Don't be fooled. No one calls the IRS when they are happy, you have a script to follow for every possible scenario (not a bad thing) that you are to follow verbatim (not such a good thing) if you have any personality whatsoever, reconsider working here because you won't be "helping" taxpayers nor are you allowed to go into any sort of even basic, beginner tax law, you can lose your job for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow situations to escalate to the point your employees start quitting. Ignoring uncomfortable situations only makes it worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Busy Lot's of Changes

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    Current Employee - Tax Examiner  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Tax Examiner in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at IRS

    Pros

    Diverse employee and management pool. Agism, whether young or old won't find here. Flexible work schedules. If work over six month tour of duty receive full health and other benefits. Easy location to get to located in renovated downtown area. Buildings of IRS complex are less than 10 years old.

    Cons

    Change here is inevitable. If you don't like change, don't work here. Business model is dependent upon what Congress does or doesn't do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the good things employee's do on a more consistant basis.

    Approves of CEO
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