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US Defense Finance and Accounting Service Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
58 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, very flexible (in 5 reviews)

  • great organization, great benefits, feel very fortunate to serve (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Not enough people to do the job, too many hours working on server issues with no one to assist needing more support (in 3 reviews)

  • Hard to move around to other positions, beauracratic, difficult to advance (lack of promotion potential) (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    I enjoy the work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of time off, telework available, and flexible scheduling. Ive been with DFAS for almost 10 yrs and enjoy coming into work everyday.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted here. Management tends to lean more towards people with a degree no matter what the degree is in. If you don't have a degree you can get passed by for someone who has it in underwater basket weaving. They just want the paper, they don't care what it's in. Also it's hard to get rid of bad employees so instead mgmt just ignores them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the bad employees out, they hurt morale.

    Recommends
  2.  

    A good employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service

    Pros

    Lots of training and advancement opportunities for those willing to take advantage of them and willing to put forth more than the minimum effort required by the job.

    Cons

    Antiquated systems do not accommodate changes rapidly, if at all. This can challenge the ability of the organization to adequately accomplish the mission required. Ultimately leads to customer dissatisfaction and reduced employee morale.

  3.  

    not the job you think it is

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    Former Employee - Travel Pay Customer Service Representative in Rome, NY
    Former Employee - Travel Pay Customer Service Representative in Rome, NY

    I worked at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    stable hours 9-5 or whatever your hours are m-f not much for OT (govt doesn't want to pa for it)

    Cons

    too many people who don't really care just a govt job. Unstable they had a time that it almost was shut down and as the customer service department I was in you had 2 options to move to Cleveland or Columbus from which you signed you would do if necessary. If any facility drops below 1000 positions then it has the POSSIBILITY of being closed by the govt from which last year with the furlough they had it almost shut down and therefore you would have been offered a job in one of those other cities or not get unemployment. Union is spineless and useless. Long probationary period so they can just get rid of you if they dont like you no matter how good of a job you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mangent like people who kiss but and not the people who actually care to help the military service members, spouses, other govt employees that deserve 100% of your attention and to fix it the first time RIGHT instead of passing the buck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Pay sucks but it's a stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service

    Pros

    Lots of room for promotion

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low but it'll get you in the federal payroll

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Too many accounting technicians here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, plenty of time off, all American feel

    Cons

    Too many overqualified accounting techs. Many could easily be accountants or financial professionals. Techs do much more work than the accountants (although some of the accountants/finance people are overworked too)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who have qualifications that fit the job. They don't take qualifications seriously. Some of the techs have degrees in Accounting while some of the Accountants have no degree at all!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    It pays the bills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service

    Pros

    Easy to take time off. Work isn't too difficult. Can get overtime pay on top of your salary. If you get into the LIM program you can move up faster.

    Cons

    Once you reach GS 11, you will have a hard time getting promoted to a GS 12. There just aren't that many available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the propaganda about why we are here. It won't get the work done any faster.

  8.  

    Pleasant experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civilian Pay in Lawrence, IN
    Current Employee - Civilian Pay in Lawrence, IN

    I have been working at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, very flexible

    Cons

    Career growth was difficult in my field

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great job security, work can be boring.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Systems Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Systems Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security second to none. Benefits are excellent. Work from home opportunities are great. Management philosophy is trying to change. Great opportunity to support the military service men and women.

    Cons

    Too many managers. Some can be good-ole boy and micro-managers. Hard to move around and move up. Budget cuts have eliminated a lot of lateral and upward movement potential. Just not hiring or promoting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Acct Tech to LIM and Beyond!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you have small children, there's a daycare right on base. Promotions are very possible if you are a hard worker and show that you're serious about your job. Great opportunities for education and development. Benefits are as good if not better than the private sector. Pay is a little low but there is also a free fitness center and swimming pool on base, coupled with the daycare the benefits far outweigh the low pay.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people who just don't care and don't want to be there. Upper Management doesn't seem to care or do anything about it. Some managers are horrible and should never have been promoted in the first place. Again no one i upper management seems to care or do anything about it. Upper Management also places silly demands on the bottom people without having a clue about what the impact might be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house! Get rid of poor performers, poor attitudes and bad managers. Hire people who want to work and want to make a difference. The bad seeds infect the rest of the employees lowering morale. Also think about what the impact down the chain will be before you start making silly demands.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Military Pay Systems Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Training, steady employment, co-workers, benefits, pay scale, work-life balance, telework opportunities

    Cons

    Hard to move around to other positions, beauracratic, difficult to advance (lack of promotion potential).

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