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Lead Meteorologist

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Meteorologist in Fort Walton Beach, FL
Current Employee - Lead Meteorologist in Fort Walton Beach, FL

I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Stable pay and good benefits.

Cons

Working as a civilian for the military is rough. The military leaders do not know the requirements of civilian employees and often try to treat civilians like military members demanding things like relocation, crappy hours, working terrible shifts. They will push and push until you push back and then when you finally do what is right you are viewed as trouble

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn the rules of civilian employment

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    HR Director within DoD

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

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
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    DoD

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

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (more than an year)

    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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