US Geological Survey

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

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Current Employee - Biological Science Technician
Current Employee - Biological Science Technician

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook

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    USGS - Hydro Tech

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    Current Employee - Hydrologic Technician in Mounds View, MN
    Current Employee - Hydrologic Technician in Mounds View, MN

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Very easygoing management
    Working outside in good conditions

    Cons

    Unorganized management
    Working outside in unfavorable conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked harder then i got paid

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    Former Employee - Student Contractor in Patuxent River, MD
    Former Employee - Student Contractor in Patuxent River, MD

    I worked at US Geological Survey as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    great experience, had opportunity to try many different things and learned a lot

    Cons

    had to work harder then what i was getting paid for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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