US Department of Homeland Security
3.2 of 5 151 reviews
www.dhs.gov Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Great Internship Opportunity

Policy Intern (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at US Department of Homeland Security as an intern for more than a year

Pros-was able to contribute substantively to many projects
-leadership very open to meeting with interns about projects, goals, career advice, etc.
-floor staff reached out a lot to involve me in projects or meetings they thought I might find interesting
-lots of training and professional development opportunities

Cons-impossible to transition to employment, even after ten months of glowing reviews
-refuses to sponsor even lowest-level security clearances for interns, even long-term interns, which limits the work that can be done
-overall culture of the Department is quite petty
-turnover is high because many use DHS to get into DoD/DoS

Advice to Senior Management-more opportunities for interns to become employees
-create more pride in the agency

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I love my job and I love working to ensure the freedom of movement for the Homeland.

Program Analyst (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

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


Pros: I've had much success in only a small amount of… Cons: Once you become good at something, people want you to… Advice to Senior Management: Take care of your people. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Service Desk Homeland Security (Former Employee)
Broomfield, CO

I worked at US Department of Homeland Security full-time for more than a year


Pros: Lots of benefits and stress Cons: Management only cares about the customer not the employee Advice to Senior Management: Ethics training is a must. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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