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  1.  

    Fulfilling... Of inefficiencies

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Bremerton, WA

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good benefits, lots of time off

    Cons

    Red tape like you wouldn't believe, us vs them mentalities, extremely low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make promises that you can't keep. Do yourself a favor and make smart goals and stock to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Department of Defense

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    Current Employee - CBRN in Fort Stewart, GA
    Current Employee - CBRN in Fort Stewart, GA

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere and development. Diverse and family oriented

    Cons

    Time away from family and friends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Take advantage of what is in front of you.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior App Manager & Plform & Biz Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior App Manager & Plform & Biz Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Having to some of the best leadership and providing the ability to excel it was just up to you to attack it.

    Cons

    Politics are everywhere. Just adapt and overcome. Remain neutral and you will be just fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always just react. Take each issue and what I do is take a Sales apprach like a Ben Franklin weightted close. Pros, Cons. Which one is best. Go with it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Wonderful work place for those with patience.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Meade, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Meade, MD

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, job security, great benefits, interesting coworkers

    Cons

    Monotonous, slow growth, poor communication, parking can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Criminal Investigator in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Criminal Investigator in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, challenging job

    Cons

    Top management clueless but normally out of the picture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to associate with all levels of department to learn what is really going on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    nerveracking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Benefits like insurance were pretty good

    Cons

    Government regulations on funding of the unit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tell your staff they are doing a good job

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Ok, not bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Salary is good, lots of travel opportunites

    Cons

    Micromanagement is bad and sever from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging and let employees be profesionals

  9.  

    Head Hunter

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Hunter in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Head Hunter in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Networking in the community, helping young individuals to obtain work in the DoD. Great chance to meet high profile individuals in the community.

    Cons

    Long work hours, high turn around in leadership which brings the office back to square one. Time with the family is limited due to 12 hour plus work days with no compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relook the work hour policy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Less than one year, so far the experience has been great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Great co-workers, a positive work environment, career growth, relocation, continuing education, fantastic hours with flexible schedule, accommodating for family life, on the job training.

    Cons

    High rate of turn-over and continuous training. Which is a pro and con, it gets in the way of doing your job sometimes. Lack of consistency among employees while completing every day tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Felt like I was on another planet for months. The government loves to use an acronym in every sentence spoken or written

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and health benefits

    Cons

    Vacation time is limited. Earn only 4 hrs of vacation every two weeks or one day a month. And you can't use vacation time until you earn it. example you start employment in January you cant take one whole week of vacation until June.
    Lots of paper work for time off and general day to day job details.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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