US Department of the Interior

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Wonderful opportunity to see how a bureau in DC functions as a branch of the US government.

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Current Employee - Research in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Research in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of the Interior as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Depending on your employer, you get a lot of practical research experience with your area of focus. In my case, i was able to learn grass roots organization research and develop a program from the field up to DC.

Cons

A lot of the work involves people hundreds of miles a mile, and while I did get to go on a site visit. It's hard being cooped up in the office and deal directly with concerns in the field.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the specific offices staff fairly small so that there is a tight knit job environment. This allowed everyone in the office an opportunity to see their full potential in a variety of settings.

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    Department of the InFerior!!

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at US Department of the Interior full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were good as with all government agencies. They had a little workout facility on-site which was nice. Quite frankly, that's the only perk I miss. I miss most of my co-workers, but not all - the people are nice and most work hard, but some just get by.

    Cons

    Leadership claims to care about what employees think. They sent out employee surveys and employees complete them. Then leadership does what they want anyway. For me, there was no opportunity to work from home, but two of my co-works could. Why is that acceptable? Morale was going downhill for many years before I left and from what I've heard, it's even worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to give opportunities to current employees for career growth. It's very frustrating and disheartening to not get promoted, yet the NBC Director or Assistant Director(s) hire a buddy from their previous agency/employer at a GS-14 salary to do absolutely nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Presidential Management Fellow at USDOI

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    Current Employee - Program/Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program/Management Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Honorable mission, dedicated employees, flexible work schedule, telework, excellent work-life balance, opportunity for advancement, nice office environment

    Cons

    Poor management skills are widespread, job feedback is not to be expected, lack of concern for maintaining or recruiting a youthful workforce (majority of employees are 40+), bureaucratic challenges, technology-averse workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving the management skills of managers, place greater emphasis on recruiting and retaining younger employees as DOI workforce approaches retirement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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