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HUD Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
41 Reviews
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41 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great place to start career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HUD

    Pros

    Government agency. There are many interesting projects and good company culture. The benefit and insurance is good for employees.

    Cons

    Maybe too bereaucratic and seems hard to improve the efficeicy among HUD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could provide some extra training for new employees.

  2.  

    A learning experience within the bureaucracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Portfolio Management Specialist
    Current Employee - Portfolio Management Specialist

    I have been working at HUD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to many programs, chance to shape policy and make a difference. You are doing work that really matters.

    Cons

    Very risk-averse, low morale. Hard to move up once you hit target grade. Very low expectations and can't get rid of poor performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management needs a better attitude.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    I worked at HUD

    Pros

    They work with you to get you started showing you protocol, policy, & what is expected of you. Then they stress independence, & expect you to hit the ground running. Your timeline is not so limited that your workload has room for mistakes. The business is flexible & the workers friendly.

    Cons

    Not as organized as it could be causing extrs work & double checking on other's work to make sure yours is correct for each client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no looking over your shoulder which is good, but decisions should not be made by hearsay only by facts. There is competition.

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  5.  

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at HUD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Telework, pay, benefits, initially felt as if making a difference until mission changed.

    Cons

    Low morale, ever changing mission. Process and procedures are outdated for new mission. Multifamily transformation adversely affected many employees. Meetings were excessive and unproductive. They seemed to be generated to make management feel good and not related to the efficiency of the work. Management often inept. Unable to move to different departments, felt trapped in position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRAINING

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Accountant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at HUD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The flexible schedule, the ability to work alternative and compressed work schedules, ability to telework, the work-life balance, flexibility, benefits

    Cons

    Things move slowly; decisions take weeks to be made; not everyone is very smart. It is not easy to move around and gain new experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove red tape and allow people to make decisions. Stop rewarding non-performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, steady employment, great pay and benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at HUD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    friendly environment, very family oriented. Great to have a daycare facility on site, gym too. Close to metro and shopping plaza.

    Cons

    lots of construction and building both inside and out are not very attractive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none, great leadership that I've worked with/for thus far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Attorney Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Attorney Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at HUD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility and opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a very unfulfilling experience for a career civil servant who wanted to make a difference.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Assistant GS 13 Step 10 in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Special Assistant GS 13 Step 10 in Washington, DC

    I worked at HUD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay was better at HUD than on the outside of federal government. The hours were flexible, allowing me to come in early, leave early, and have every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Cronyism, nepotism, and favoritism at HUD prevent qualified candidates from becoming managers. Political appointees who oversee the Department tend to listen to the managers in place. This empowers inept managers, who should not be in positions of authority and are not interested in the mission of HUD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to have a locked suggestion box to allow employees to offer (anonymously) ideas for improvement. This does not work via computer because each manager can access your computer and retaliation is a real fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Happy to have a job but morale is not good.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Operations in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Operations in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    They allow telework in most offices which is .

    Cons

    Cannot understand strategic planning there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get input from people who do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent pay, low morale.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for governmental job, hours, work-life balance, benefits

    Cons

    office culture, morale, ugly workspace

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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