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Highly recommended for veterans but not minorities.

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Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Jacksonville, FL

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

Pros

Paid OT. Work weeks are 40 hrs only. All federal holdays are paid. There are 13 paid sick days a year. Great environment for white, conservative, Christian males (ideally older > 50yrs of age).

Cons

It's like an episode of mad men w/o the alcohol and smoking. It's a pretty racist, sexist, bigoted environment. They removed the colored water fountains but the mentality stayed. This is not a good environment for any minority including women.

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    Not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, fairly secure as long as you are an actual government employee. Lots of potential for learning new areas.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and vision

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Department of the Air Force is hard to promote, unless you're in good with a hiring manager, who manipulate HR.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Elmendorf AFB, AK
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Elmendorf AFB, AK

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

    Pros

    Working with our service members and the benefits (medical, dental, holidays)

    Cons

    Not easy to promote. Too much corruption in the hiring process. Hiring managers have the ability to manipulate the system to place whomever they want into a position, no matter their education or experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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