US Army Corps of Engineers Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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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Pros
  • Excellent benefits and work-life balance with global opportunities (in 15 reviews)

  • Great place to work, great benefits for continuing your education, (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Not paid as much as private sector, Promotions are limited due to minimal vacant upper level positions (in 8 reviews)

  • number of negative people, caused by slow bureaucratic red tape (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours in morning can report anytime from 0600 - 0900 to put in your 8 hours.
    Child Care Center on job site.
    Cafeteria on job site.

    Cons

    There are really not any Cons except maybe you might have to do a little traveling when you don't want to.

    Advice to Management

    Offer some Upward Mobility jobs for the lower graded positions. Provide more mentoring to new employees seeking advancement.

  2. Great job with great benefits but sometimes confused and confusing hierarchy.

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people are pretty laid back and easy to get along with. Local management seems to be really good to the employees and they actually seem to care. It really does have a family atmosphere; however they believe that family comes first. Pretty liberal with time off to finish school or deal with family.

    Cons

    The pay could be better. Chances for advancement only come quickly if you are willing to move. There is a bureaucracy involved which introduces red tape and it takes forever to get anything (parts, tools) or to get anything done. There is a hint of the government employee mentality..."i got it made and don't need to work hard" from time to time but it isn't near as bad as other agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Get in the trenches and talk to the people. You will see that money needs to be freed up quicker to get more efficiency and less frustration.

  3. Great people and developing environment, but not enough to create a positive work culture.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time

    Pros

    Great training opportunities and compensation. Benefits are worthwhile if you stick around long term.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement based on merit.

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  5. It was pleasant.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people and easy work.

    Cons

    Low pay and no career advancement.

  6. National interest job duties with an amazing workforce team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Abundant job opportunities, teamwork atmosphere, vital job tasks

    Cons

    Upward mobility easier if free to move to other locations

    Advice to Management

    Move swifter to hire/replace personnel, and reward current super star employees with upward mobility options in current work station

  7. super

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Walkersville, MD
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Walkersville, MD

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good benefits are good

    Cons

    Hours are long and enjoyable

    Advice to Management

    Work more with field personel

  8. USACE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work experience with contractors

    Cons

    Low salary and lousy benifits

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff

  9. Summer Internship

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    Former Intern - Summer Engineering Internship in Memphis, TN
    Former Intern - Summer Engineering Internship in Memphis, TN

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with.
    Very patient in teaching me new things.
    Gave me every opportunity to get out of the office and learn firsthand.

    Cons

    Very old school technologies.
    Some of the employees fit the stereotypical government worker lacking motivation to do their job but knowing they won't get fired.

    Advice to Management

    More incentive to employees under you would go a long way here. There is a major disconnect between the technical masterminds of the company and the management.

  10. Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best managers ever, very competent in their field.

    Cons

    Outdated technology and business processes.

  11. Contract SpecialistAdministrator on a 1.75 billion dollar contract to build the NSA Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Bluffdale, UT
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Bluffdale, UT

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    USACE is the best DOD agency I ever worked for to include Army, Navy, Air Force and DCMA.

    Cons

    I can think of no adverse conditions pertaining to working for the United States Army Corp of Engineers

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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