HUD Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
31 Reviews
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    PHRS

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    Current Employee - PHRS  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - PHRS in Washington, DC

    I have been working at HUD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK for and advance.

    Cons

    There is no cons. It is a great place to work and advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good & Bad

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    Current Employee - Economist  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at HUD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some very good people. A very good place to improve skills & knowledge.

    Cons

    HUD does not always have a seat at the adult table. Some staff not motivated.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lots of people are unhappy, but you can make your own happiness

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at HUD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay, flexible work schedule, mission, feel like you can make a difference

    Cons

    Managers are generally not great at managing, hard to retain talented staff, really overly bureaucratic sometimes and really fearful of angering anyone, policy is driven by others and not our agency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    mediocre

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HUD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A variety of different things to get involved in. Offices throughout the country. Opportunities to work on special projects.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities in the field, lack of ability to move up in the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more promotional opportunities in the field, since that's where 2/3 of the organization is located. Provide more upward mobility positions to GS 7s and below.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    25+ Year HUD Career

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at HUD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay was good, hours were flexible, plenty of paid vacation days

    Cons

    Short staffed, very demanding work environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great for a steady paycheck, but not much else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at HUD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    clear expectations for your role, union contact who can act as advocate with management

    Cons

    There is no room for innovation, little opportunity for change, lots of red tape, and new ideas are discouraged. The result is a complacent workforce that looks forward to nothing else but their paydays. It's a little sad.

    I spent my days thumbing through loads and loads of paper, and answering the occasional phone call from a disgruntled grantee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think advice would have to go to the head of this dept as the majority of management is also just cruising by.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    File Clerk

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    Former Employee - File Clerk  in  New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - File Clerk in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at HUD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Hours were very flexible. The Staff was very nice.

    Cons

    Office Politics, micro-management, glass ceiling for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is very key in a well functioning organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    HUD IT Specialist

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at HUD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The salary is relatively competitive with the job market and telework flexibility is an accepted practice. There are numerous IT positions available throughout the organization that allow a true 2210 to flex their muscles and add to the knowledge base. Tools such as teleconferences, webinars, and collaborative software are regular staples of the workplace which add to workplace flexibility.

    Cons

    Cronyism and stagnant employees who have worked here for years create an environment in which forward progress is not encouraged. The IT infrastructure is also quite antiquated, therefore, many tools that could help the IT environment are not yet in place therefore, frustrating the IT lifecycle process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reignite the leadership development initiatives and allow the cream to rise to the top and motivate those who have potential to make the organization better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrible Federal Agency

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at HUD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Federal Job - Stable unless of course you get on the wrong side of management for any reason!

    Cons

    Archaic Management. Management openly discriminates against employees with disabilities. Management HATES Veterans. Management does not provide Reasonable Accommodation. The Agency Disability Management Office does not know what a disability is, and are complicite with management in denying valid requests for Reasonable Accommodation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of you simply need to retire, most of you are in dire need of training in relation to 'Treatment of Employees' 'Treatment of employees with Disabilities' 'You really need to actually read and understand 'basic labor law and policies'. From Shaun Donovan down the agency is riddled with managers who simply discriminate against disabled employees. He and other Senior Management staff advocate and support discrimination!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Management Support Clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HUD as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Able to connect with some government employees. Nice benefits for employees.

    Cons

    For the interns there was sometimes little work for us to or given to us.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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