US Agricultural Research Service

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Great pay, high pressure

Budget Officer (Former Employee) Washington, DC

ProsWith 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.

ConsMy 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 Senior ManagementForce agencies to work as part of one department regardless of anecy lines.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Average Job with Limitations

    Agricultural Commodity Technician (Current Employee) Destrehan, LA

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


    Pros: Much Overtime Potential for Extra Money, Paid Holidays, Sick and… Cons: Shift work Dirty Dusty Long Hours Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

     

    Great place to experience working for the government.

    Financial Management Student Trainee (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at US Agricultural Research Service as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Helpful and friendly co-workers/managers. Very open with many differnent… Cons: Structured hours: some flexibility throughtout the day but have to… More
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