US Department of Labor

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Former Employee - Claims Examiner in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Claims Examiner in Seattle, WA

I worked at US Department of Labor

Pros

Steady Work, you will never be lacking for cases to work
Good Benefits, especially for a family
Reasonable work environment

Cons

Office politics
Tenure generally equates to a person's level, regardless of their abilitiy to do the job
Some cases and the individuals being represented, can become personally challenging or scary, when the person turns their aggression directly to you
Some cases will challenge your morale compass, especially when you must deny a claim on a technicality and you want to help the person

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to mix teams up to eliminate some of the office politics and favoritism

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    I would recommend DoL

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    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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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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