USDA Forest Service

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Positive work environment

Civil Engineer (Current Employee)

ProsI have worked with the Forest Service as an engineering intern for almost two years and I find that most people are happy with their jobs. It shows in the positive and laid back teamwork environment that seems to reflect people's passion for managing our nation's natural resources. I also like the interdisciplinary aspect that allows people to cross over into different disciplines when working with different departments. The variety of locations and work/life balance along with good benefits are great incentives as well.

ConsThe downside due to budget cuts is that outside of firefighting or other common job titles, it can be very difficult to move into a desired permanent position as opportunities seem to be few and far between, and especially for engineering. Also, most likely you'll probably need to be willing to move anywhere in order to find a permanent position. The new Pathways program for students took away the automatic conversion to permanent status, but that's also true for most federal jobs now.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great government agency to work for

    Personnel Security Assistant (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at USDA Forest Service full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Great benefits Flexible schedule Variety of job opportunities Cons: Not much room for growth unless you move Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great experience and opportunities within this government agency

    Intern (Current Employee)

    I have been working at USDA Forest Service full-time for less than a year


    Pros: The people and the kinds of jobs Cons: Balance between family and your career Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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