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Lead Meteorologist

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  • 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 for 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
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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 for 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.

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

    Recommends
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    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

    I worked at US Department of Defense as an intern

    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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