HUD Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Great place to start a career

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    Happy to have a job but morale is not good.

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Decent pay, low morale.

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    • 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
  6.  

    Good & Bad

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

    I have been working at HUD full-time (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
  7.  

    Lots of people are unhappy, but you can make your own happiness

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

    I have been working at HUD full-time (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
  8.  

    mediocre

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

    I have been working at HUD full-time (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
  9.  

    PHRS

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PHRS in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - PHRS in Washington, DC

    I have been working at HUD full-time (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

    non

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    25+ Year HUD Career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at HUD full-time (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for a steady paycheck, but not much else

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at HUD full-time (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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The Housing and Urban Development Building in Southwest DC (Photo thanks to Flickr user matturick, available under by v2.0)
An impressive installation by Martha Schwartz brightens up the dreary plaza on 7th St SW by the HUD HQ. Washington, DC. (Photo thanks to Flickr user M. V. Jantzen, available under by-nc v2.0)
HUD offices through the outdoor sculpture (Photo thanks to Flickr user gingher, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)
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