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Trying to Find Another Job Before I Can't Get Out of Bed and Face It Another Day

Tax Examiner (Current Employee)

ProsPros- Great work/life balance, flexible work schedule, nice gym, steady employment. Good benefits, although health care costs are not as cheap as people think.

ConsCons- Too many to mention. The main ones are, antiquated systems, particularly IT, managers who are functional at best, and at worst, horribly incompetent, hateful, uneducated, racist/sexist, or just watching the clock to retirement, no room for any sort of new, "out of the box" thinking, overworked (constant, endless overtime), work priorities change a minimum of 3 times a day, after each conference call.

There seem to be nearly as many managers/leads as employees. It's a pretty sad state of affairs when nearly all of the employees have at least a Bachelor's Degree, or better, and not one of the managers does. Many seem to be intimidated by knowledge. Simple solutions are met with great skepticism/naysaying- especially anything that involves using a computer to transform raw data into something useful.

Advice to Senior ManagementI know the whole system is based on "merit", but there'a a real problem with the "Peter Principle". It's not just that they've been promoted to their level of incompetence, they've been promoted one or two grades beyond that. Educated, talented employees who came in during the recession will leave as soon as they are able since they are not valued or wanted here. And that's too bad. The IRS could really use these people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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