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Updated February 13, 2015
Updated February 13, 2015
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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Bureau of Land Management

    Pros

    Worked well with Vets and getting them pid experience

    Cons

    none at all great company

    Recommends
  2.  

    Firefighter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Bureau of Land Management

    Pros

    great work environment, nice people

    Cons

    not a lot of off time in the summer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Road to nowhere

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    Current Contractor - Biological Science Technician in Seaside, CA
    Current Contractor - Biological Science Technician in Seaside, CA

    I have been working at US Bureau of Land Management as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Government jobs are stable and almost impossible to get fired from.
    Good vacation policy

    Cons

    After 4 years with the government I can't get another government job because of all the veterans.
    People that aren't good at their job stay hired, and people good at their position can't succeed

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the most Fair interviews

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    Current Employee - GIS Specialist in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - GIS Specialist in Jupiter, FL

    I have been working at US Bureau of Land Management full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Its a great place to start if you are a GIS Specialist. I'll have plenty of room to grow and can really go places.
    If you were in the Active Duty Service you can add those years to your overall work years.
    Great pay!

    Cons

    Getting in could be a little tricky.
    UNFORTUNATLY ALL their jobs/Positions are WEST of the Mississippi. It will suck if you cant pack up and move out West. :/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a good job and don't hesitate to aid/give tips to you newly added Staff. They'll thank you!!! :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a geologist, great people and can learn a lot. The people were mostly very helpful.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Bureau of Land Management full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked the work , the hours and flexibility. Like I have mentioned, you can learn a lot about the oil and gas drilling and geology.

    Cons

    Biggest challenge and reason why I no longer work their was the pay. This is an expensive area and you could not make ends meet. They did not have a COL increase for this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the area and make it attractive to people to work their.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old practices die hard.

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    Former Employee - Computer Clerk (IT SCEP) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Computer Clerk (IT SCEP) in Denver, CO

    I worked at US Bureau of Land Management full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Safe. Very good job security.
    40 hours a week, nothing more.
    Easy to take vacation.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Low salary.
    Cant Budget.
    Many managers did not seem to know what they were doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun job

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    Former Employee - EFF in Fairbanks, AK
    Former Employee - EFF in Fairbanks, AK

    I worked at US Bureau of Land Management part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of exercise, great people, lots of patience with new guys, potential for lots of over time,

    Cons

    Work isn't guaranteed. Very long hours, 2 weeks at a time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Short foray into government agency management

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    Former Employee - Associate Field Manager in Casper, WY
    Former Employee - Associate Field Manager in Casper, WY

    I worked at US Bureau of Land Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, good benefits, excellent health insurance. Lots of,opportunities with other agencies once you arei in the system. Many locations are in beautiful places to live.

    Cons

    The bar is set pretty low for some positions you will have to supervise with little chance of you actually being able to do anything about their performance. Seems like plenty of people in government civil service have little to motivate them. Some of,the communities in which you might have to work are pretty much red neck and hate government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone knows the score. Little opportunity for change unless government reinvents itself and starts demanding more accountability.

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Too clannish

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Bureau of Land Management full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility is great for families

    Cons

    Too much flexibility no one likes to be supervised

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people do the job they were hired to do.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Bureau of Land Management

    Pros

    Holidays off, time with family.

    Cons

    Not able to voice your political views

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow but can be done

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