IRS
3.4 of 5 328 reviews
www.irs.gov Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

IRS Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.4 328 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

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John Koskinen

(27 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work life balance, great learning experience"
    in 30 reviews
  • "Good Benefits, working with great co-workers who will help you when needed"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "The downside is that there have been a pay freeze, hiring freeze, and furlough"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Lack of career advancement due to budget and status quo"
    in 4 reviews
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    Good experience.

    Temporary Tax Examiner (Current Employee)

    ProsThis job will be here for me next year.

    ConsThere are not many chances to enter as any but a temporary emloyee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    IT Specialist (Current Employee)
    Lanham, MD

    ProsTelecommute. Parking is free. Free online training if you have time. Generally, it is a friendly place and people to work.

    ConsWork can be repeatable and tedious at times.

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

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    Loved it

    Tax Examining Technician (Former Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsHours, pay, meeting wonderful people

    ConsWorkload, the training is way to long and boring for the data entry work done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They really care about training

    Contact Representative (Current Employee)
    Franklin, TN

    ProsThe IRS goes out of the way to make sure you have what you need in order to do your job.

    ConsWe kept getting furloughed each year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the budget.

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    Satisfying important work.

    Special Agent (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou have Control over your investigations.

    ConsManagement is TOO inexperienced and they manage by stastics way to much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTap into the knowledge of your most experienced employess.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I was fortunate to work at IRS.

    Tax Examining Technician (Former Employee)
    Covington, KY

    ProsBenefits and pay are good though Tea Party is trying to change that.

    ConsRidiculous expectations which creates high pressure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome excellent low level managers. They know the work and are fair to their employees. Middle management tends not to have a clue to what the work is like in reality. Middle management seems insanely driven for their own incentives. Upper management is quite far removed to where the work is actually done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable Work That Is Not Truly Valued

    Internal Revenue Agent (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is endless so job security is great. Being able to help people become tax compliant and be appreciated by taxpayers (even the ones who owe). Working from home and alternative work schedules is the BEST benefit ever!

    ConsCongress has no clue that the IRS collects the funds their salary as well as the funds for the entire government of the nation. If they did have a clue, they would value the agency more. Within the agency, there are no advancement opportunities, no exposure to other roles of the agency (i.e. detail work), and no hiring of new talent. The well is so dry right now a drop of water immediately evaporates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAgents and officers are the equivalent of salesmen in the private sector. We make the "sale" by asserting and collecting the deficiencies. We should be valued a little more than mere thank you emails every other week. Words are just words.

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    Chaos

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Ogden, UT

    ProsAdequate benefits
    Ample parking
    Close to home

    ConsHorrible training. Never sure where you will be stuck

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone due to beuracratic nature

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The people are friendly and efficient.

    Hotel Management (Former Employee)
    Fresno, CA

    ProsThe people are a great team and very work oriented.

    ConsSeasonal Employment is the one downside to working with the IRS. I like working year around.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore working hours and less people as temp would promote harmony and cosistency

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't work here if you have to commute or have family

    Contact Representative (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsBenefits were ok and so was the pay. Some managers were better than others.

    ConsThey don't care if you have a family...you belong to them and have to report to work even if you are sick or family is sick. They also will not grant admin leave for adverse weather. I had to take my own leave most of the time when it took me 4 hours to get to work. I left at 0530 to get there by 0800 so that should have been plenty of time...they wanted me to leave earlier and I could not when spouse was deployed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more pro family and not worried about your bonuses

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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