US Army Corps of Engineers

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US Army Corps of Engineers Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
175 Reviews

3.5
175 Reviews
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US Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General & Chief of Engineers Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick
Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Good work/life balance, Flexible Schedule (in 10 reviews)

  • Great place to work, great benefits for continuing your education, (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • not paid as much as private sector (in 7 reviews)

  • Fast pace of operations and government red tape (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Pros

    Have good benefits, able to telework from home sometimes, able to learn and educate among the different architecture of VDI.

    Cons

    Do not have any cons.

  2.  

    Really liked working here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Law Clerk
    Former Employee - Law Clerk

    Pros

    Paid internships! More or less a 9-5. Flex time.

    Cons

    I could sense there was a little conflict between different departments: IE Between contracting, PMs, legal and higher ups.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Overall a positive experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bim Manager  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Bim Manager in Norfolk, VA

    Pros

    Regular work hours. Variety of projects to work on.

    Cons

    Bureaucrats. Short-sighted thinking and planning. Reactionary not proactive. Contractors treated like second class people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the experts you hire. Be willing to take a chance on a novel approach to an issue. Respond to emails and phone calls.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I learned so much about construction and government projects with the USACE.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Project Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Civil Project Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    There were a variety of large projects that I was able to work on at the same time. Great work-life balance, and lots of leeway with time-off, so that I could care for my family. I wasn't there long enough to know the difficulty in pursuing further career opportunities.

    Cons

    As with government positions, there can be a bit of delay in public works project management within such a large organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    My expirience at the us army was interesting

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    Current Employee - Supply  in  Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Supply in Fort Bragg, NC

    Pros

    Everyhing you do is to defend your cpuntry

    Cons

    There is a lot of nonsense order and individuals that should not be in the rank that they are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more selective in your leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall has been a good experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Savannah, GA

    Pros

    The accrued time off is great, along with all of the benefits. Provide great training opportunites when first starting.

    Cons

    Flat progression, so it is difficult to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a good place to work. Good federal benefits

    Cons

    Antiquated IT is very frustrating. Particularly printing can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  9.  

    Good experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Intern  in  Walla Walla, WA
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Walla Walla, WA

    Pros

    Good benefits. Clear responsibilities. Oopportunity to improve systems.

    Cons

    As a civilian it can be difficult to get a job. Promotions are rare or difficult to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't focus so much on metrics for job performance. Consider holistic employe contribution.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place, good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    USACE Fort Worth is a great place to work. The people are nice, friendly, and diligent. The senior management supports middle management and staff.

    Cons

    The one con is that it is government. There are times when you are trying to get things done and you find that some folks left at 3:30 PM or they are out for an extended period of time. Also, there are stovepipes between functional groups.

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

    Not a good place for creatives

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    Current Employee - Public Affairs Assistant
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Assistant

    Pros

    Benefits, Low standards, Leave time

    Cons

    Low standards, unrealistic expectations of deadlines, undervalue employees, near zero room for professional growth, competition with contracted services, slow HR processing, errors in pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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