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Great place to work in the federal government: perform a quality service and get rewarded for it.

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Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at US Department of Labor

Pros

This is one of the best agencies to work for in the federal government because each day, you know you're performing a valuable service on behalf of the country's wage earners. It's extremely rewarding, offers excellent opportunities for advancement, family-friendly atmosphere/flexible with family needs, and provides terrific benefits package.

Cons

Maybe get a little monotonous at times and some members of Senior Management should receive better training in staff supervision. Also computer systems are very archaic and all staff should receive training on common software such as Excel and PowerPoint so new employees who come with these skills already shouldn't have to train tenured staff on how to operate a computer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Train your tenured staff. New employees to the federal government with degrees, significant training and credentials shouldn't have to train current employees with 30 years of service under their belt. Also base your pay increases on performance - NOT TENURE.

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    stable but no room for innovation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    It is a stable job where you can make errors and still marginally eke out a career. You can gain business acumen and learn a lot about the regulator's perspective

    Cons

    There was not much room for growth. There is a set career path and promotion is slow. Bureaucratic chain of command

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminiate government inefficiency, allow more innovative ideas, less holidays and sick leave, decentralize management structure, digitalize all filed for enhanced transparency

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    Excellent starting point for career in economics / public policy

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    Former Employee - Student Clerk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Student Clerk in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    - Significant independence and responsibilities on major projects
    - Nice camaraderie and work/life balance
    - Many professional development opportunities
    - Very positive interaction with managers

    Cons

    - Compensation might be lower than similar roles in the private sector
    - Work might sometimes seem to be a small part of a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really

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