IRS Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
380 Reviews
3.4
380 Reviews
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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.  

    Very rewarding.

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

    I have been working at IRS full-time

    Pros

    Very helpful team members, managers and coaches.

    Cons

    Sometimes need to have more time to read new policy, procedure or tax law updates.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a great place to work

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

    I have been working at IRS as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work with great cool people, there is lots of new technology implementations and exciting place to work

    Cons

    Things tend to be a slow some times.

  3.  

    Good.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Manager in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Site Manager in Long Island City, NY

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

    Pros

    I can learn a lot of things.

    Cons

    I can deal with many current tax issues.

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  5.  

    Exactly what I expected.

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

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

    Pros

    Love the fact that I knew what I was doing all day every day. People are generally friendly and it was nice to be able to listen to my headphones while working so there were less distractions. The work itself was very easy but monotonous. Pay was very good.

    Cons

    Swing shift hours took some adjustment. Boring work, which was to be expected. I was a temporary employee. Would've been nice if they had hired us as seasonal employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more seasonal jobs instead of temp.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great environment for professional growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Revenue Agent Intern in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Revenue Agent Intern in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at IRS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work there are the challenges you face keep you engaged. It also offers a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    The only con is that you do not get paid as much as in the public sector.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    a place for growth and promotion.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mail Clerk in Chamblee, GA
    Current Employee - Mail Clerk in Chamblee, GA

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

    Pros

    u can move around a lot and gain more skills..

    Cons

    too many females ..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to reward more people for extra work..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Revenue Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Revenue Officer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at IRS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I am 90% independent, I make my own schedule, I decide how to work my cases, and negotiate the best resolution. There is a generous amount of time off, the health benefits are pretty good, and the retirement is not too bad either.

    Cons

    Occasionally working uncooperative people, Congress is attacking us currently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive experience, great working environment.

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

    I worked at IRS

    Pros

    Helpful employees. Great training. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Seasonal position, never know when you will be called back.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    mail clerk

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    Former Employee - Mail Clerk in Covington, KY
    Former Employee - Mail Clerk in Covington, KY

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

    Pros

    I like working there i get alone with people

    Cons

    it was for tax season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just keep looking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's really a lot better than you think!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Examiner in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Examiner in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    I love working for the IRS! Its really an amazing place to work.The people are nice, caring and really helpful.They train you for the position so no prior knowledge is needed. It's also a really great way to earn a lot of money fast.

    Cons

    The work is seasonal so you never know when its going to end. for the most part expect it to last 4-6 months but it all depends on the work flow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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