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Current Employee - Director, Human Resources  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Director, Human Resources in Washington, DC

Pros

Very secure and excellent pay with outstanding benefits. Good career development and training programs for DoD civilian personnel willing to seek out the opportunities and act on them.

Cons

Limited promotion potential unless on is willing to apply for jobs outside of their current agency or geographic location. Pay freeze is in place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More training is needed for military personnel in the education of civilian employees in the military work environment.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for US Department of Defense

  1.  

    An excellent working environment with committed people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Stellar people, committed to their jobs. Always a helping hand. Personally, it was fulfilling knowing that even the most mundane tasks were vital to the mission.

    Cons

    Those that are not current/prior military will experience a steep learning curve in terms of culture and language. But it's not insurmountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    DoD

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    Former Employee - Contract Administrator  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    - Good job security
    - Good benefits
    - Excellent travel ops

    Cons

    - Working with government employees was one of the most eye opening and discouraging experience I have ever had. Coming from the private sector, I could only make it about 6 months before I had to leave. It takes a certain kind of person that enjoys that sort of environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Serious house cleaning is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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