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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

I worked at US Defense Security Service

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Steady government work. If you don't like to take work home, this is the place for you
Respect from rest of contractor community

Cons

Management will work you to death if you let them
Little to no recognition for job well done
Want you to be a cog in a machine and not make waves

Advice to Management

Empower your employees. Give them the ability to make more decisions. Stop treating everyone like they are five years old.

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  1. Average Government Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Defense Security Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Relatively stable, no relocation agreement, great opportunities to network with industry, good work-life balance, good pay

    Cons

    Very uncommunicative leadership, sometimes poor performing colleagues, mundane job, slow opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Facilitate better communication about changes, initiatives, and guidance between different branches and internal organizations.

  2. 6+ years at DSS, Good place to gain experience for your next job

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    Former Employee - Senior IT in Quantico, VA
    Former Employee - Senior IT in Quantico, VA

    I worked at US Defense Security Service (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers, positive energy on projects until leadership gets involved, decent facility and hours, easy going support staff who bond on issues that everyone sees. Extra hours not common or expected. Great training options for those looking to expand skills and leave.

    Cons

    Senior management living in a fantasy world of self-importance. Integrity not present in most executives, and problem personnel are rarely dealt with (so agency leadership doesn't become aware of issues). Management taking personal credit for everything positive that happens and blaming staff for negative things is the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the people that work hard and don't spend their days schmoozing. They are the next generation of leaders. Quit hiring your buddies from the intel community; there's more to DSS than counterintelligence. Don't watch quality staff walk out the door and wonder what the problem is. You're it. Have you noticed a pattern lately?

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