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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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    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.


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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Annandale, VA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Annandale, VA

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

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

    Pros

    This federal agency operates with a small business mentality. This is a great agency to work for if you want to have someone "have your back" but that someone is low ethics.

    Cons

    In 19 years of working in IT, I have never seen office politics as severe with any employer other than DSS. The ethics of leadership with OCIO, IA, N&I are questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Remove unthical leadership. Promote from outside of the agency. If one of your employees who is in good standing needs to take an extended break in employment (beyond 3 months), place them on paid Admin leave if possible. Work to retain your workforce.


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