US Department of Defense

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Overall nice place to work, not much chance for advancement unless you're military or a higher power official

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Current Employee - Visual Information Specialist in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Visual Information Specialist in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great benefits, location, decent pay and amenities.

Cons

Not much chance for advancement for intellectual worker bees and too many upper officials making too much money

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut from the top, increase the salaries a bit for the tech, scientist, smart civilian workforce as they have no other means of meaningful recognition as opposed to military and upper officials. Plenty of intelligent folks around here not getting the recognition to motivate them to stay on board except benefits.

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    Safe and secure

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Job security
    Good benefits
    Flexible work hours
    Ability to move up in a specific career path
    Opportunities for training/education

    Cons

    Beauracracy/red tape makes it difficult to get job done sometimes
    Unmotivated coworkers
    Little room for creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more creativity and innovation from employees, instead of focusing on the way things have always been done.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Depending on the different aspects it can be either great or terrible here.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work times. You get more vacation that what I've seen at any other place, and then on top of that you are allowed to gain up to 3 days of credit time by working extra other times. You also still get decent benefits for now.

    Cons

    All the crap going on right now with the budget kills us. We have to deal with the possibility of being placed on leave without pay constantly! It's hard to move up in pay since you have to follow procedures and there are caps on different grades.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much they can really do....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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