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Current Employee - Research Molecular Biologist in Beltsville, MD
Current Employee - Research Molecular Biologist in Beltsville, MD

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

Pros

Federal employment has well known perks. Problem solving at the cutting edge to make improvements for agriculture is important and makes work rewarding.

Cons

Constantly being under the microscope. One size fits all pay and training requirements. Lack of flexibility in approach and purchasing. Purchasing has become the beast that dictates everyone's performance. Low level employees with most power and they are afraid of being held accountable to outdated purchasing requirements. This really needs to change.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire, Fire, and reward. Move faster.

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  1. USDA Enumerator

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    Current Employee - Enumerator in Olympia, WA
    Current Employee - Enumerator in Olympia, WA

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

    Pros

    Worked with other enumerators collecting information about farm economy grain plots testing and become more informed on how agricultural is important for the people in the USA

    Cons

    Getting farmers to cooperate and get numbers that made sense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not ask the same question over and over and agencies need to work together. Risk Management. Farm Service Agency and the USDA.

    Recommends
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  2. Glad to have moved on

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    Current Employee - BioAide in Rahway, NJ
    Current Employee - BioAide in Rahway, NJ

    I have been working at US Agricultural Research Service full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    working outdoors, pleasant work environment and coworkers

    Cons

    awful pay, little room for professional development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if this is necessary work it should provide decent pay

    Doesn't Recommend
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