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good starter position

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Former Employee - Economist
Former Employee - Economist

I worked at US Department of Labor

Pros

stability of workplace and benefits, along with interesting public service work, makes this a good place to start a career right out of university. If you are a self-starter, you'll learn a lot. It helps to have a sense of public service.

Cons

Organization is not open to change; innovation is tough to sell; a few low performers can put a drag on a projects progress

Advice to ManagementAdvice

recognize and reward self-starters, innovation. provide opportunity to pursue self directed projects even if small in scope because they are rewarding to new staff and good for growth.

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  1. DOL a great place to work if you're not that ambitious

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible hours, lots of time off, everyone is very nice

    Cons

    Low pay, slow pay increases, lethargic culture (no one is in a hurry),

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  2. Recommended Only For Those Who are Looking to Pass Time Until Retirement or Death

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good compensation considering the low level of mental abilities required to successfully perform job, good apprenticeship-style advancement program for entry-level employees, great health and retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership from middle managers, excessive number of people who only work for a paycheck instead of working for the intrinsic value of being a productive adult and an American citizen, miserable work environment caused by terrible managers and unhappy employees, very limited promotion opportunities once you reach full performance level in your current position.

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    Upper management needs to spend much more time training and coaching middle managers on true leadership development; it would really be better if middle managers were pressured to quit or retire since old habits die hard.

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