US Department of Labor

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great place to work; good place to advance

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Current Employee - Investigator
Current Employee - Investigator

Pros

Good place to work. Management is fair; the pay is pretty decent if you put in the time; and the work is always varied. Morale is generally pretty good. The only problems come from the old GS system, which basically means you have to wait in line to advance. Unlike the private sector, the Government does not create jobs on a need and merit basis. They may advance you on merit, but the position is never CREATED on a merit basis. As such, you have to wait your turn in line.

Cons

Not enough attorneys to prosecute cases that come to our attention.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start to hire more attorneys to prosecute cases.

Recommends
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Other reviews for US Department of Labor

  1.  

    The Department of Labor is a very well-rounded place to start one's career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    The Department of Labor provides a great job opportunity for those who are just getting out of college or grad school as well as seasoned employees. There are a number of special programs for MBA fellows, similar to that of other branches of the Federal Government. All the technology if fairly up to date and generally everyone is friendly. Hours are reasonable and flexible.

    Cons

    The Bureaucracy is frustrating at times, especially for new employees or individuals who are new to the GS pay schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend keeping up the good work and encouraging collaboration and innovation that is critical in this day and age.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you're looking for job security this is a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Benefits package and job security. You can potentially cross train with a different Federal Agency without much competition from the general public. Once you get hired for a position, you are on probation for 1 year. Once the probation period is complete, you are in and the rest is up to your job performance. You also receive automatic pay raises (step increases) for the first 4 consecutive years. This is in addition to the cost of living raise voted on by Congress each year.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity for being promoted outside Washington, DC. You must remain in your current Grade/step for a minimum of 1 year before you can apply for a higher position. In other words, you cannot be promoted more than once within the same year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more personable

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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