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Great pay, high pressure

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Former Employee - Budget Officer in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Budget Officer in Washington, DC

I worked at US Agricultural Research Service full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

With right staffing and personnel, the job can be extremely satisfying. Exposure to dealing with Congress and Office of the President gives great sense of accomplishment. Acquired knowledge and hands on the whole US government budget process may lead to better salary jobs in private industry, Office of the President, and Congress.

Cons

My position was under the Office of the Secretary. At that level and as expected, politics may get in the way of accomplishing the goals mandated by your program. Extremely territorial between the agencies like if they were independent entities and not a part of one Department. With the wrong leadership, what should be a highly gratifying job, becomes unbearable and highly stressful.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Force agencies to work as part of one department regardless of anecy lines.

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    Average Job with Limitations

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    Current Employee - Agricultural Commodity Technician in Destrehan, LA
    Current Employee - Agricultural Commodity Technician in Destrehan, LA

    I have been working at US Agricultural Research Service part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Much Overtime Potential for Extra Money, Paid Holidays, Sick and Annual Leave

    Cons

    Shift work
    Dirty Dusty
    Long Hours

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to experience working for the government.

    Current Employee - Financial Management Student Trainee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Management Student Trainee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at US Agricultural Research Service as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Helpful and friendly co-workers/managers. Very open with many differnent avenues of training available.

    Cons

    Structured hours: some flexibility throughtout the day but have to stick to the regular hours per pay period.

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