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Horrible for most, great for some

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Current Employee - Environmental Engineer  in  Denver, CO
Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Denver, CO

I have been working at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Pros

Lots of time off. Most groups are flexible with work hours and telework.

Cons

Hard work is not rewarded. Management loves to stick people in positions below their capabilities. Severe favoritism - some people shoot up the ladder while most get left behind. Federal Tuition Reimbursement Program is said to be available, but no one ever receives it. Have to be here 20+ years to have any say in how things are run.

Doesn't Recommend

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    A solid employer for hard economic times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

    Pros

    Having a stable position with good benefits.
    Supportive of continuing education.
    Family-like atmosphere among the "worker bees".
    Co-workers generally friendly enough.
    Has federal employees union available.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive to area in my job;
    Can be frustrating going through all the red tape to accomplish something.
    The GS pay system is not adequate for some of the positions, may not offer compensation for experience unless it is in the federal system. Compensation and awards pretty much the same whether an employee shows initiative or not.
    Supervisors may be people who have been in the system a long time rather than most qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that "traditional women's jobs" are not being underpaid.
    Seek out opportunities to interact with the rank and file employees.

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    Good Group of People

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boise, ID

    I have been working at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I got lucky and was able to land a position at a really fantastic office. The people you work with can make or break a job, and everyone here is easy to get along with. I like the opportunity to see the different dams in our area.

    Cons

    Typical government job which requires relentless stupid training on all things PC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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