IRS
3.4 of 5 290 reviews
www.irs.gov Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

IRS Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.4 290 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

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John Koskinen

(13 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Manageable workload, great for work/life balance"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Working for the federal government provded good benefits, flexible hours, job security"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "Lack of communication amongst different departments, leading to double or unecessary work"
    in 4 reviews
  • "The downside is that there have been a pay freeze, hiring freeze, and furlough"
    in 6 reviews
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Field Collection

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IRS full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPaid leave and holidays. Great coworkers very helpful. Initial training was very intensive and informative.

ConsWorkload continues to grow promotion potential is limited. Training is all online so employees tend to multitask and not learn, too many other things that need done in a day to worry about an online CPE that you don't get anything out of.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire support for the field by not you are making customer service impossible and defeating the mission statement and core values of IRS

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mail Clerk (Former Employee)
Old San Juan, PR

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

ProsThis was my first federal government/permanent job.

ConsI had to hand carry heavy boxes.

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IRS offers adequate pay and decent work/life balance

Internal Revenue Agent (Current Employee)
Bethlehem, PA

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

ProsAdequate pay, good hours, lots of room to move to other areas of operation in any state in the United States.

ConsGroup Manager controls your life and your work. If your Group Manager doesn't like you, it is unlikely you will get ahead.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your Group Managers more freedom. We spend more time filling out reports about why we didn't have time to work on a case than we sometimes spend actually working on a case.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good job to have

Analyst (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

Prosjob has very good benefits

Conspossible furloughs and hiring freeze in affect

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Seasonal Tax Preparer (Former Employee)
Holtsville, NY

I worked at IRS part-time for less than a year

ProsA very secure company with a secure future

ConsWorking evenings was alittle tough at first

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Inside the government

Deposit Clerk (Former Employee)
Covington, KY

I worked at IRS as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood money for short time. You give overtime working Sunday's.

ConsIt was only for a month which is bad but you gain experience in how government works

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not for everyone

Internal Revenue Agent (Current Employee)

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

ProsManageable workload, great for work/life balance. Can work independently, fair amount of autonomy, initial training was . Management does the best with what they have.

ConsAdvancement opportunity limited in most cities. Since this is the government and budget is set by Congress, management can't respond to needs like in the private sector. Technology is at least 5 years behind. Your "customer" doesn't want to be your "customer".

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Management Official (Current Employee)
New Carrollton, MD

I have been working at IRS full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible work schedules; different options available for internal training.

ConsPromotions are slow; budget restrictions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My experience was the best.

Management & Program Analyst (Former Employee)
Lanham, MD

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

ProsYou have the opportunity to utilize your skills.

ConsI didn't have any downsides.

Advice to Senior ManagementIRS has some great managers and they assist you to move up the corporate ladder.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall good experience

Special Agent (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsBeing a tax steward for the government was nice

Conscompensation wasn't on par with most industries, but it is a government job

Advice to Senior Managementbe more understanding of employees

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