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IRS Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
393 Reviews
3.4
393 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It also offers a great work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Also having a government job you have great benefits and other like a union (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of career advancement due to budget and status quo (in 5 reviews)

  • possible furloughs and hiring freeze in affect (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good employer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Emtry in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Data Emtry in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at IRS part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No secret work projects and/or loads.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say for the employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great seasonal job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Examining Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Tax Examining Technician in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at IRS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, hours and meeting new people

    Cons

    Lenghty training and they hire to many people that cant keep up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intermittent Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Clerk in Fresno, CA

    I worked at IRS as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Honestly a good and easy company to work with. I worked for a short period of time but it's a good job to get your foot into the door and I just got picked up for a seasonal job for 6 months

    Cons

    Couldn't complain at all with good pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    P E R F E C T!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IRS ITIN Operations Austin Tx

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IRS full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, interesting work - sometimes tragic, sometimes comical (no contact with the public). Sincere effort by all including management.

    Cons

    You can't get permanent work anymore - it's all seasonal. No guarantee of length of season.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Employee performance appraisal

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Transcriber in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Data Transcriber in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Annual and Personal leave is adequate.

    Cons

    Furloughs. No chance of becoming permanent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust PCD dates to fit work loads. Instead of working overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IRS as an intern

    Pros

    Learn alot from the job, Although we were Intern we did alot of work, it was a great exprience overall

    Cons

    there's nothing negative to say simply because it was expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n.a

  8.  

    Love my job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OAClerk in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - OAClerk in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    I love working with so many people and several teams. There are great beneifits on this job. It is a joy to work with people who become friends, not just co-workers.

    Cons

    The only bad part of this job is when we get laid off due to lack of work, or atleast that is the reason we are given when we all know it is the budget that calls for our furlough. It would be great to have a steady job without the lay-offs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    UNDER- a tale of FUNDS, RESOURCES, AND SERVICE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contact Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Contact Representative in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Job security. This agency is never going away, because it funds every Federal activity. It is an instructive lesson in organizational behavior and how hard many diligent people work and can accomplish in the face of unrealistic budgets and challenges. Stopping a tide of fraud that is rising will be directly correlated with funding and resources, and the new commissioner seems to have gotten that message. Hopefully Congress is listening.

    Cons

    The phone is used as a time clock, and increasingly, time pressure is being applied to situations that are involved for taxpayers, the customers. Telling people where you work is a party killer, so don't! Implementation of Affordable Care Act will increase frustration for taxpayers and lead to more antagonism is the agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not treat employees as if they are slackers and do not behave as if you are one. It is difficult to expect subordinates to respect you if you will not do what is necessary to remain technically competent, and display the same sense of urgency that you expect from them. That means you keep your head in the game knowing their job as well as your management responsibilities. Defend your team and your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lead you on

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at IRS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    government job with all the perks of insurance which is expensive decent pay that's about it

    Cons

    They will lay you off at drop of a dime don't plan your mortgages,carnotes, bills etc working there they will drop you like a hot potato and managers don't care all they care is if they have a job coaches and leads too they lie to you saying you wont be furloughed but here I am everything got messed up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give new hires more opportunity to advance you only give upper level jobs to seniority but new hires deserve a chance to move up too the people who have been there don't know anymore than the new hires

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Contact Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IRS Contact Representative in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - IRS Contact Representative in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    The pay is very good and the training is thorough and interesting. Your co-workers are very good to interact with and also willing to help.

    Cons

    You are not allowed to advance if you are good at your job as a Contact Representative. Because not many people want to stay at that level, management will try to hinder your advancement or transfer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your workers to expand and grow in their chosen professions and don't try to keep them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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