US Department of Labor

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I would recommend DoL

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of Labor

Pros

The atmosphere is very informal and comfortable. The Department offers an excellent work life balance and is very respectful of employees' personal time. The location of the Frances Perkins building provides excellent access to the entire city. The work is interesting and most staff are very professional.

Cons

This is a bureaucracy and many of its internal management processes are slow and archaic. As with most other non defense agencies promotions, hiring and transferring can be very difficult. The human resources staff seem confused and rarely are helpful about conveying information. The promotion potential is very hard to gauge over the long term.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Professionalize human resources and make more opportunities for internal employee development. Skills can stagnant and this can only hurt the effectiveness of the agency over the long term.

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    Not a Meritocracy

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    Working at the Department of Labor provides a lot of stability and security during a time of economic uncertainty. Once you're there a year, it's nearly impossible to be fired. You would never be fired for poor job performance. The benefits are pretty good. Take advantage of the TSP, which is the government's version of the 401k plan.

    Cons

    Progression up the organizational ladder is not based on merit. There's a lack of innovation and creativity. Senior management is largely incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster bidirectional communication among employees and also between management and employees. Eliminate the "buddy system" and institute a meritocracy where the most productive employees are rewarded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    Most managers allow a good work life balance. The benefits are good. My coworkers are very dedicated to the mission of the agency and collaborate to make the work product the best it can be. The office environment is pleasant.

    Cons

    Recognition for a job well done seems to skew toward managers rather than the staff who actually do the nitty gritty work. Less than stellar management aptitude in middle management. Limited to non-existent opportunity for training in new technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to training and more balanced recognition of employees. Be more inclusive in soliciting employee opinion and feedback on initiatives and ongoing evaluation of programs.

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