US Army Corps of Engineers

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  1.  

    Great Job with the right boss

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers

    Pros

    Interesting work. Very diverse types of issues encountered

    Cons

    Interesting work with the tight supervisor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to filling supervisory positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Interesting and Fulfilling

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great group of people to work with

    Cons

    hard for a non-veteran to move up in the ranks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good environment and culture.

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

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and work-life balance with global opportunities.

    Cons

    Beuracracy is a challenge and pace is onetime very slow moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find opportunities to encourage innovation and creative ways to be more effective.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Talk to your people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Power Plant Operator in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Power Plant Operator in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially for veterans.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is underpaid, therefore many great people don't want to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, Communicate, Communicate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Response to previous negative ratings….

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

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Corps of Engineers is the best employer to experience a variety of jobs, locations and experiences. I've been with them for more than 40 years, worked overseas in four countries, visited dozens of others, held diplomatic position, worked on military and civil works project through out the country…..join the brotherhood of engineers….

    Cons

    You must have willingness to be a team player, carry your own weight and do the right things….

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Served it's purpose

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

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers

    Pros

    Great benefits, free college, travel, life experience

    Cons

    You might have to go to war

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher salaries

  8.  

    Working with the US Army Corps of Engineers was a very positive and rewarding experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Park Ranger in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Park Ranger in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    - Advancing career
    - Educational
    - Great benefits

    Cons

    - No overtime
    - reduction in workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must keep sufficent number of employees to function effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent work-life balance, work with great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Survey Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Survey Technician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many training opportunities available. The work hours are great. You work with a very diverse group of people from many backgrounds, disciplines, ages and experiences. Great federal benefits, personal growth.

    Cons

    Not paid as much as private sector, Promotions are limited due to minimal vacant upper level positions.Flat progression, so it is difficult to move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I did nothing. All day. Nothing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to sit in a cubicle with access to Facebook and YouTube. It impossible for them to fire anyone. Flex time, time off, salary and health benefits are great.

    Cons

    My self value took a hit. In five years, I completed about a months of productivity. I was so board. The training sucked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us work or lay us off.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Planner in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Corps, as with most government jobs, provides a lot of job security. Also, once employed, you have more opportunities to work at locations around the country, so if you want to try out different states, this is a good way to do that.

    Cons

    The Corps is a tough to work because it is difficult to actually accomplish something. Sure, you can process a lot of paper, but I never felt like I was advancing something important.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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