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Helpful (1)

Great pay, high pressure

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Budget Officer in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Budget Officer in Washington, DC
Recommends

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for US Agricultural Research Service

  1. Great place to experience working for the government.

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

    I have been working at US Agricultural Research Service as an intern (Less than a 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    the higher up the chain you go the more u loose sight of the real purpose of the job and worry more about industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer Safety Inspector in Amite, LA
    Current Employee - Consumer Safety Inspector in Amite, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Agricultural Research Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    once you get to a gs9 level you have a lot of responsibility and don't have to stay at one plant all day

    Cons

    if industry complains about an inspector then you feel as if you are guilty until proven innocent. there is really no backing from supervisors even when they know you are dealing with some real jerks

    Advice to Management

    enough of the hurry up and wait


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