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good place to work

Ecologist (Current Employee) Fort Collins, CO

ProsThe best part about working for the USGS is the above average pay, freedom to schedual, benefits, and freedom to conduct reserach

ConsThe funding has been flat and the work force is aging and becoming more expensive making it hard to to find research funds

Advice to Senior ManagementFix the bussiness model, get more funding, and reward scientific accomplishments as well as management accomplishments. Too much focus is given to management.

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    Great place to avoid risk

    Research Geographer (RGE) (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    I have been working at US Geological Survey


    Pros: Great people. Lots of freedom to pursue interests. Get to work on meaningful problems. Kind of like university research without the classes and the… Cons: Active management is not commonly practiced. Getting my boss to tell me what I should be working on is like pulling teeth. Too much aversion… Advice to Senior Management: Take some risks! It's not going to be the end of the world if you are wrong. NASA has managed to blow up two space… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    An institution with a rich history

    Geologic Map Editor (Current Employee) West Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at US Geological Survey


    Pros: The USGS has a long history of contributing meaningful, objective science that helps in understanding some of the most pressing societal issues we face today.… Cons: Many people find out you work for the Federal government and assume that you are lazy.… Advice to Senior Management: Reach down and listen more carefully to individual contributors. At times it seems that senior managers lose track of why the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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