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Scientific expertise and technical creativity thrives, but limited by funding and bureaucracy

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Biological Science Technician
Current Employee - Biological Science Technician
Recommends
Negative Outlook

I have been working at US Geological Survey full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

professional development opportunities, work with state of the art technologies, scientific integrity is of high value, compensation is above average compared to similar jobs outside of government, regular performance reviews

Cons

poor funding structures, poor work-life balance emphasis, advancement potential is heavily controlled by education level, top heavy management side

Advice to Management

The creative process, collaboration, and productivity need to be demonstrably valued by reducing the competitive nature of the funding environment.

Other Employee Reviews for US Geological Survey

  1. USGS - Hydro Tech

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Hydrologic Technician in Mounds View, MN
    Current Intern - Hydrologic Technician in Mounds View, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at US Geological Survey as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Very easygoing management Working outside in good conditions

    Cons

    Unorganized management Working outside in unfavorable conditions

    Advice to Management

    Have a more clear structure amongst yourselves, and more clear roles / duties. Many people are over stepping their bounds.


  2. Contract work is okay, better if government employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Contractor in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at US Geological Survey full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid-back, friendly atmosphere. Great people.

    Cons

    Lots of down time. Projects take a long time to reach completion. Hard to get a permanent position, most depend on funding from year to year.


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