US Department of Defense
3.8 of 5 453 reviews
www.defenselink.mil Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Heavily process oriented but at least it's well documented

Electronics Engineer (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

ProsContractors and other DoD employees will bend over backwards to work with you and get what you need (so long as you have some face time with them).

ConsWith so many faces in the crowd it's hard to stand out. Also rank is highly correlated with time in service--if you're a new guy, you're just a new guy no matter how much you excel.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep an eye out for real talent and keep in mind that while it's hard to find good talent it's even harder to find someone that can spot it! So if you see someone that can harvest talent from the applicant pool and make use of it put that person in a place they can hire folks as soon as possible.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrendous experience, left with a broken spirit

    Family Advocacy Treatment Manager (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    I worked at US Department of Defense as a contractor for more than a year


    Pros: Better pay than other area positions but ultimately not worth… Cons: As a civilian working directly under military and exclusively for military and their dependents, treatment of the civilian workforce was abysmal. It was even lower… Advice to Senior Management: Don't jump to conclusions about situations. Treat your workers as grown-ups and include them in the problem-solving process. Greet civilians in the same friendly manner… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great Place to Work

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Tucson, AZ

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Pay can be competitive for certain GS positions that are hard to fill. Good medical, vision and dental plans. Retirement is based on… Cons: Some jobs can keep you on travel for over 6 months at a time. This is extremely hard on family. Under the Federal… Advice to Senior Management: Look closely on the job descriptions that are advertised. Some job… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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