IRS Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
363 Reviews
3.4
363 Reviews
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41 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, great learning experience (in 31 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience if you like dealing with peoples issues.

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    Former Employee - Clerk  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Clerk in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at IRS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience that you get to help people with questions that they have.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy at its best. People have the attitude that they cannot be fired. The quality of service that tax payers should demand suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the people that don't have the right attitude to work there. A few people give the company a bad reputation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No advancement opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Investigative Assistant  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Investigative Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, time off, able to work from home, benefits are good, public transportation subsidy, day shift and no weekend work.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity due to budget cuts. Surrounded by lazy and ignorant individuals who are in their positions because they have been there so long and won't retire. Managers are for the most part incompetent, only care about themselves and do not know how to manage work or personnel. They could easily get rid of the dead weight, promote the good people and save the American taxpayer billions per year. But, government work doesn't make sense and it's never going to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Document those who don't do their work properly so you can get rid of them instead of just shifting them around. Promote those who actually do good work so they don't leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience

    Current Employee - Budget Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at IRS for more than a year

    Pros

    Great way to get your foot in the door working for the government. Great work life balance. Remote work is being enforce more over the next few years.

    Cons

    Climbing the ladder is not merit based, but rather time serviced. Work can become redundant and its hard to move around once stuck in a job series and grade. Th

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    clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IRS

    Pros

    The alternative afternoon hours and temporary nature of the job fit into my schedule. Low stress job and not too hard.

    Cons

    There wasn't very much variety, so things got boring sometimes. Overall, it wasn't that bad and I wouldn't mind working there again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience.

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    Current Employee - Temporary Tax Examiner
    Current Employee - Temporary Tax Examiner

    I have been working at IRS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This job will be here for me next year.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Lanham, MD

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work can be repeatable and tedious at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Loved it

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    Former Employee - Tax Examining Technician  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Tax Examining Technician in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Hours, pay, meeting wonderful people

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    They really care about training

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    Current Employee - Contact Representative  in  Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Contact Representative in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at IRS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    We kept getting furloughed each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the budget.

  10.  

    Satisfying important work.

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    Current Employee - Special Agent  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Special Agent in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You have Control over your investigations.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tap into the knowledge of your most experienced employess.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Continuously learning, but the administrative work can be overwhelming.

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    Current Employee - Internal Revenue Agent  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Internal Revenue Agent in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing and pay decent given the hours worked. Also, Revenue Agents have the flexibility to work at home.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics and there is poor communication between divisions resulting in duplicated efforts and inefficient use of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on empowering employees and making the internal systems more efficient.

    Neutral Outlook

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