US Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Generally positive. But short corporate memory, limited resources

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

We have a huge impact on the functioning of the DOD. We advise on all manner of problems from resources to strategy to personnel. What the JCS contributes is taken very seriously and the people I work with are among the best in their respective fields.

Cons

Civilians are second class citizens on the JCS. We are rarely rarely given leadership roles and are frequently second-guessed. It's not a matter of disrespect - I believe my coworkers believe I am smart and capable, but rather that the organization is focused on military careers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You must find ways to get more resources. Arguing over a matter of a $300 conference fee for a professional employee is ridiculous. I find it hard to believe that the JCS is THIS cash starved, even under sequestration. I don't have the software to do my job - so I write my own VBA code to get it done!

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Other reviews for US Joint Chiefs of Staff

  1.  

    Great professional military staff to work with

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Military Officer  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Military Officer in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    Fantastic co-workers; Services send their best officers. The civilians are great as well and provide the essential continuity.

    Cons

    Continued possibility of less structure but no reduction in the work.

    Long hours for the action officers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to acknowledge the contributions of your subordinates - it does matter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Policy and Strategy Planner, Country Desk Officer

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    Current Employee - Policy and Strategy Planner, Country Desk Officer  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Policy and Strategy Planner, Country Desk Officer in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    Developing and analyzing policy in a fast paced environment is enjoyable, especially when you are able to see your work become source material for decisions at the highest levels of government.

    Cons

    Long hours. The downsizing of the staff has resulted in more work than can be accomplished by the assigned personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Defend an increase in the number of assigned personnel at the Joint Staff.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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