US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Good benefits, little promotional opportunity

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The job has good benefits, vacation time, security, and schedule.

    Cons

    little promotion ability, limited professional challenge

  2. Human Resources Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Able to serve and learn all aspects of military human resource functions within one organization. Can serve in many units and learn different skill sets without losing seniority. Ability to travel to many countries and learn about different cultures.

    Cons

    Many deployments to foreign soil that can put a strain on family life. With frequent assignment every two years, moving the family around can be very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilized deployment schedule to create more predictability for family.

  3. 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 Department of Defense

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Everything my family and I need.

    Cons

    It can be subpar at times.

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  5. Its great if you get the right people above you

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in Edwards AFB, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Edwards AFB, CA

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable, great pay, upward mobility if your hungry enough.

    Cons

    Unions get the salaries raised but poison the environment. Difficult to get leadership to adapt and look for new ways of doing things.

  6. Great work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commander in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Commander in Fort Hood, TX

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

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

    Pros

    Reliable salary and good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours and deployments across the globe

    Advice to Management

    Continue to monitor deployments

  7. Junior Editor and Writer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Policy Editor/Writer in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Policy Editor/Writer in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at US Department of Defense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting place to work and learn about our government

    Cons

    I cant think of any negative experiences

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. Designing secure websites

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    National patriotism, good learning experience, earn a clearance, meet a diverse set of people, decent benefits, mission focus, training on unique systems, career control

    Cons

    Annual training requirements, low cap on salary, leadership focus, promotion competition, political environment, culture of contractor vs non contractor, no ability to work from home

    Advice to Management

    Allow more people to raise to technical leaders instead of management

  9. Great place to work for recent graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Defense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty secure job, work-life balance is good for people with families not so much for young people. Really good benefits such as health insurance, TSP, leave.

    Cons

    Work environment is really old school.

  10. Great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Great benefits and a good working environment.

    Cons

    Our jobs rely on Congress doing their job, political red tape.

  11. Federal government job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer Tech in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer Tech in Knoxville, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Schedule and environment, salary, benefits.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Open new positions

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