US Defense Security Service

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great Opportunities...watch out for the politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Defense Security Service

    Pros

    Location is a definite plus if you live south of DC. The work is really interesting and they have a really big mission for such a small agency.

    Cons

    Bonuses aren't a norm here and there are a lot of politics that dictate the pace of things but it is a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow the employees under you to go straight to the top if they don't like an answer that is given. It is important to push back to the lowest level possible to handle situations in order for your staff to feel empowered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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