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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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  1. Eyes wide shut

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at US Department of Defense as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding salary, with upgrades to war zone service.

    Cons

    Was injured at work, before attaining the magic permanent status. In addition, I left a high paying position with a contractor, based on DOD need and promises. As soon as I was headed overseas, after my office fought for over 6 months to get me for specific skills, the higher ups cancelled the position and would have sent me home jobless, but I was hurt about a month before the cancellation was announced. Uncle Sam does NOT follow the Worker's Comp rules they make everyone else follow.


  2. 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)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


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