US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. Budget Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Budget Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Budget Specialist in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, work environment, and people

    Cons

    Most jobs located around Washington DC.

    Advice to Management

    Give qualified applicants a chance for opportunities.

  2. SCM

    Current Employee - 10+ Years in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - 10+ Years in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    Many determine on work environment

    Cons

    Some concerns are laboring duties

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work

  3. Great leadership development experiences

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    Good Opportunity to grow professionally

    Cons

    Narrow scope for talent development

    Advice to Management

    Revamp talent development strategy

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  5. great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auditor in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Auditor in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

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

    Pros

    growth, advancement, travel, adventure, meet great people

    Cons

    depending on who you work for, there are incompetent supervisors/managers

    Advice to Management

    promote based on ability to perform the job at the next level.

  6. Im currently a Human Resouces Specialist (Military) for a major military command located in Hoover, AL

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Hoover, AL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Hoover, AL

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Pleasant work enviroment to work in.

    Cons

    Defense cut backs are impacting resourses need to work effectively in the work place.

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration the lack of resouces when attempting to assign task.

  7. Working with weapon system program offices

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

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with other divisions/offices and their pesonnel

    Cons

    Poor leadership/management within the Intelligence Divsion

    Advice to Management

    Don't be rigid

  8. Career development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Defense

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

    Pros

    The DOD is very aggressive in encouraging and funding training for professional development.

    Cons

    Technical jobs are typically at field activities, which typically requires frequent travel for developing technical skills.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of mandatory training. I suggest management reduce the mandatory training requirement.

  9. A lot of people hired that are not qualified.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    Good leave package.
    There are very good health benefit options.

    Cons

    Little to no room for advancement.
    Managers seem as though they could care less about the little guys.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people at the bottom that make people at the top look good.

  10. NATO Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of clout to accomplish goals of engagement and unfluence coalition and NATO forces. Usually with good intention.

    Cons

    Good intention is often misguided by Politicians and officials who have no clear understanding of the idiocyncracies of local culture and cultural standards and acceptability.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the advice of the boots you have on the ground.

  11. Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and work life balance.

    Cons

    There's too much politics in this organization.

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