OSHA Reviews

Updated May 13, 2014
Updated May 13, 2014
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  1.  

    Not so great office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OSHA

    Pros

    Permanent employee after 6 months. Some training available or enough training depending on how you view it. Good variety of work. Quite a bit of travel if you like to travel.

    Cons

    Out of date software, managers showing blatant favoritism, manager not managing staff, manager quick to blame and not listen, unhappy staff, difficult to get needed supplies, tense office, procedure and policy is not up-to-date, some people get the time off when they want it and others don't, lots of calling in "sick" on Mondays and Fridays, manager difficult to reach when out of the office, low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play favorites among the staff, be available when you are out of the office or appoint someone to be in charge and give them the power to make decisions. Don't have meetings just for the sake of meeting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great field workers, clueless and vicious management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OSHA full-time

    Pros

    Job stability, great field workers.

    Cons

    No matter what happens management gets the credit, and workers get the blame. Management either has no field experience at all, or hasn't been out in decades - and these are the ones reviewing the case files. Management has a bad case of picking one or two office "pets" that are treated well; the rest are not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Headquarters - find out what's actually going on outside the capitol beltway.
    Region 7 - Resign. Or retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Review of US DOL-OSHA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygienist  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygienist in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at OSHA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exposure to many different types of employer processes to include Oil & Gas, Grain Silos, Refineries, Manufacturing Plants, Beef Processing facilities.

    Cons

    The number one negative side to working for OSHA is the lack of staffing. Employees are under constant pressure to write reports in 90 days or less; while spending 90-95% of the workday away from the office conducting inspections. There is a daily conflict faced by the employee struggling with the conflicting goals of daily inspections and minimal report preparation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be very, very clear in what you want from the employee. Speak to the worker each day and tell him/her what your expectations are for that particular day. The worker was to be given very detailed instructions on what the supervisor wants for each day. The worker does not want to guess what the supervisor wants the employee to complete for each workday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    concerned about worker's safety

    Former Employee - H&S  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - H&S in Memphis, TN

    I worked at OSHA as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great atmosphere and safe most of time

    Cons

    rules confusing & unrealistic at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of lawyers when writing rules

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    This Office is not a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Hygienist  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Industrial Hygienist in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to be exposed to different types of industries.
    Opportunity to travel 80% of the time.

    Cons

    No support from Management regarding training, feedback on employee performance issues, and not guidance on satisfying agency quotas for number of inspections per year and amount of time devoted to report completion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time training employees and educating employees on what is expected of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Quantity is king.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Hygienist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Industrial Hygienist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at OSHA

    Pros

    Job security is great as are the work benefits. The salary compensation for safety and health professionals is better than average The flexibility for both worktime and where you work from is excellent. The large variety of industriies a compliance officer interfaces with provides great opportunity to learn a multitude of manufacturing processes. The multiple workplaces encountered while working as a compliance officer also allows for a large range of skills needed/learned to perform your job effectively.

    Cons

    Quantity or output of work is valued more than work quality. Aggressiveness in workstyle behavior is highly valued even if it means compromising the truth. Management support is poor. Leadership style is hands-off and communication to field personnel is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow honest input from field staff to provide a variety of data points to help guide operational policy. Stop relying soley on quantitative statistics to determine the direction of the agency. Daily operations are still performed by human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Not recommended as an employer of choice

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

    I worked at OSHA as a contractor

    Pros

    Salaries are fairly competitive at certain levels.

    Cons

    toxic culture, bad management from the BOD, dilapidated and toxic physical environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a need to think more strategically and to be prople-focused. Put organisational needs ahead of personal agendas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    It is what it is...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OSHA

    Pros

    I enjoy the freedom and the independence

    Cons

    Medieval but typical governmental management mind set

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please act to stop the national debt

    Recommends
  10.  

    Washington wags the tail however in your own interactions with companies, you can make an positive impact on safety.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OSHA

    Pros

    Salary in major markets like NY City area or Chicago is good. Flextime and telework is available and now encouraged....within limits. Accumulating vacation and sick leave is very good. With the enforcement power of the gov, well let's say you often have a company's full attention when you audit or inspect them which can be satisfying if you get them to treat their employees better.

    Cons

    Many management gigs are set in advance and most importantly, if you get stuck with a non forward looking manager, or someone who you don't jive with, well let's say they can impact almost every aspect of your work here from evaluations to yes, dollar bonuses at the end of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take input from your employees or especially line staff seriously as after all, many companies seek out their advice on how to improve their own operations.

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