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IRS Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.4 337 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

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John Koskinen

(31 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Experience at the IRS

    Tax Examining Technician (Former Employee) Chamblee, GA

    ProsProfessional work environment. Many avenues for advancement within the agency exist and are clearly spelled out on the IRS intranet. Many qualified trainers and managers were hands on in the process.

    ConsDespite the upward mobility opportunities, the pay is below what I was accustomed to in past positions. Government "red-tape" is not a myth. Sometimes "by-the-book" management is not appropriate when something more flexible might have worked better for the given situation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to think outside the "gov't box."

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Data Transcriber (Former Employee) Holtsville, NY

    ProsSteady work during tax season for seasonal workers. Casual dress and laid-back environment. No Weekends or overtime. Offers 401k and holiday pay, as well as paid time off.

    ConsLimited time for learning curve, then you can be subject to lower reviews.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf a worker shows they are trying hard, has a good attitude, and attendance, but can't perform up to par with their peers, it would be nice if there could be more "leeway", and more encouragement to keep trying, and not give up! Some people learn slower, or perform below other people, but still can be a good employee, and a happy employee if they're doing what they want.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    VITA (Current Employee)

    Prosgood opportunity to practice the income tax filing

    Consunpaid part time work, volunteer

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    Mail Clerk

    Mail Clerk (Former Employee) Old San Juan, PR

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Not for everyone

    Internal Revenue Agent (Current Employee)

    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

    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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    Inside the government

    Deposit Clerk (Former Employee) Covington, KY

    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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