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Secure government job, but management is lacking

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Security Specialist in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Security Specialist in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Job security as a fed, lots of room to move because the agency is so large

Cons

Training is lacking, components are resistant to working seamlessly together

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop a method for individuals to voice concerns without reprimand

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    DHS/TSA

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    Current Employee - Security Manager
    Current Employee - Security Manager

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

    Pros

    No two days are ever alike! If you are good at following basic guidelines and using your
    "gut instinct" then it is a rewarding and challenging job.

    Cons

    No two days are ever alike. Many times you have to respond to irate passengers and to incidents that require you to make decisions that can have deadly consequences should you make the wrong decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am middle management, however, I would just say to treat people the way you would want to be treated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Gained valuable job experience but not recommended for long term employment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Homeland Security

    Pros

    Worked in disaster housing section following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. Work was extremely rewarding when I was able assist applicants with long term housing arrangements.

    Cons

    Hiring practices were plagued by local favoritism and poor management. Due to nature of disaster response and recovery, leadership often inconsistent with expectations and performance evaluations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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