US Defense Finance and Accounting Service
3.1 of 5 45 reviews
www.defenselink.mil Indianapolis, IN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 19, 2014

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    One of the best places to work

    Accounting Technician (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsFlexible work schedule, training was excellent!

    ConsWorking with thousands of employees, many avenues to travel

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare the load with others who want to work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was a Military Pay Technician

    Military Pay Technician (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsThe stability of a government job is hard to beat, and the benefits are very good, including insurance, 401k matching up to 5%, all federal holidays off, and some positions offer teleworking.

    ConsSome of the leadership got there by just not getting fired so some leaders didn't have some of the optimal skill sets that great leaders have. There is also lots of change in leadership between departments so you might have several bosses within the same year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLike what I said above, focus on putting the right people into management and keep them in the same department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Management stinks

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsBenefits and pay are good. hours of work are good. sometimes overtime is paid.

    ConsManagement is too busy kissing butt and does not care about their employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementMoral is bad do something about it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointing

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsSalary Earning Potential is Amazing

    ConsDepartments are very unorganized. Work/Life Balance for some is unknown for some areas. Professionalism is lacking in many areas of management

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow, Understand the business world outside of Government Agencies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dissappointing experience

    Financial Systems Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedule
    Very liberal time-off policies
    promotions are are limited by social circles

    ConsVery political, employee's career growth is base upon political and or social ties more so than professional skills and abilities.

    cronyism

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Job with stability but no praise for a job well done.

    Military Pay Technician (Current Employee)
    Fort Leavenworth, KS

    ProsHours, Schedule, Working with Service members,

    ConsUneven work distribution, too many people do barely anything while a select few do all the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAccurately appraised your employees. Management too scared to let employees know when they are slacking. Performance appraisals will read the same throughout the office.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was one of the worst experiences anyone could have.

    Accounting Technician (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsI cannot think of anything that was good about it.

    ConsThey have some of the craziest people on earth working there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They take it personally when you find another job

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsIt wasn't the absolute worse place to work

    ConsAfter waiting forever for my security clearance to come through, they pulled a "bait & switch" and downgraded my position right when they brought me on board. Then, when I found another job at another agency bringing me back to the GS level I was supposed to be at (and essentially beat them at their game), they acted mad.

    Despite downgrading their employment offer, they put me on projects and gave me much more responsibility than my equivalent counterparts.

    Coworkers were about half & half - half were nice, half were rude and bitter.

    Supervisor was OK (albeit not the most professional) until I gave my notice. He wouldn't allow me to take leave to deal with moving issues that DFAS jacked up even though I had no work to do. Called out sick and took it anyway. Now, he points out that I didn't stay long when he gets a call for a reference check.

    Culture of the place is typical cliquish Columbus Appalachian hillbilly.

    Work was very fragmented, so much that you couldn't clearly understand what you were doing.

    Many units work overtime and weekends depending on reporting requirements and how the calender days fall in the month.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhere do I begin?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor/indifferent management

    Accounting Technician (Current Employee)

    Prosyou'll always have a job

    Conspoor management, no advancement, low pay

    Advice to Senior Managementhire managers who actually have knowledge, not just for admin, that's a secretary's job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Slightly disorganized and not always efficient, but stable and decent work/life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTime off, holidays, not too much pressure

    ConsNeed more knowledgable people and better organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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