US Department of Homeland Security

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Professional, still growing with experience

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Intelligence Specialist in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Intelligence Specialist in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Wide variety of job assignments, challenging work, good working environment

Cons

political imperatives impact priorities, lack of a solid foundation for training/career ladder for all job series.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

All job series are required for mission success...until a career ladder is developed for all series this agency will never fulfill it's true potential.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great steppingstone position at TSA

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    Former Employee - Dual Function TSO in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Dual Function TSO in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at US Department of Homeland Security part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    TSA Review only- great job, pays well, opportunities if you are willing to move, diverse group of people

    Cons

    TSA review- Part Time only to begin, not flexible with scheduling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job not a career.

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    Current Employee - Border Patrol Agent in Ajo, AZ
    Current Employee - Border Patrol Agent in Ajo, AZ

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

    Pros

    Most Border Patrol Agents are a lot more honest, and hard working than people in the private sector. Pay is relatively high. Good opportunity for advancement. Union rules mandate a different position everyday. At some stations with a large area management is not able to micro manage. Sometimes you get to make a difference by locking up career criminals.

    Cons

    Due to budget cuts we will probably loose about %30 of our pay due to overtime being cut. Management creates static positions where agents have to park their vehicle and not move for their entire shift. This is done to create the illusion that illegal immigration is down. When you have six groups of illegals actively being tracked down by only four agents the rest get away, but that isn't reported to the public. Most supervisors are more focused on logging damage to government vehicles(off road driving damages vehicles), than preventing illegal immigration and drug smuggling. Anyone who deviates from the good-ole boy club is automatically ostracized. If you happen to get in to a gun fight management will try to protect their careers first, the agent second. New supervisors look to make a name for themselves by creating paperwork. It is impossible to make a logical argument to some of them. You have to take everyone's ego in to account before you try to disagree with a dumb new policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the minimum time to become a supervisor from 3 years to 10 years. No one reads any VLC, we just click through them so we can go relieve the previous shift from their static position at a reasonable time. Get rid of the culture of trying to make agent's feel like crap their first two years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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