US Department of Homeland Security Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Jeh Johnson
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Pros
  • Knowing that the things you do can make a difference in protecting the country you live in and making America safe (in 14 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are as good as can be found anywhere (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management that "doesn't have your back (in 8 reviews)

  • Very difficult work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Disaster Inspector

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assisting People With Their Careers and Helping People In Need in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assisting People With Their Careers and Helping People In Need in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security

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

    Pros

    As a disaster inspector I am deployed any where there is a disaster in the United States Territories. I am responsible for accessing damages incurred during any kind of natural or man made disaster putting together a reconstruction inventory using special FEMA software and then submitting it to FEMA for approval of government funds to assist the client.

    Cons

    I have no cons to mention at the present time


  2. Security

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Federal Security Officer in Grand Blanc, MI
    Current Employee - Federal Security Officer in Grand Blanc, MI

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Jobs, foot in with goverment

    Cons

    Media reviews, nothing else

    Advice to Management

    Gs scale would be great...


  3. Good but sometimes the fsd does not help with security

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    Former Employee - Tampa
    Former Employee - Tampa

    I worked at US Department of Homeland Security part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The federal security director at Tampa international airport directly and indirectly harassed fellow employees and was not proactive with security but in other cities they were very helpful

    Cons

    Decent pay will give overtime if you want it and great benefits even though it's a long hiring process. Also they did my background investigation after I was working for them for several months

    Advice to Management

    Change the fsd from Tampa who is now in charge of dhs federal agents in Orlando. He is In total need of retraining


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  5. A government agency that's trying to mitigate the threat and keep people safe.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Homeland Security full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great health care options. You can transfer within the agency if you want. It's a good foot in the door for a government job.

    Cons

    Don't get time off easily. Pay isn't great, only if they offer overtime. Depending on the airport you work at, the workforce will be different.


  6. needs improvement in the promotion process

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security full-time

    Pros

    benefits,tsp accounts, and health benefits

    Cons

    salary, low moral and health benefits


  7. It's ok

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Security in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Security in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with some great ppl.

    Cons

    Make up rules as they go.
    Too much micro managing.

    Advice to Management

    Know what you are Doug and stick to the rules.


  8. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good long term benefits for self and family

    Cons

    lack of direction from leadership


  9. TSO

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at US Department of Homeland Security full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You learn a lot about what they actual do. You also get to work indoors. You also meet people from all nationalities.

    Cons

    Management needs help. They seem to know the rules but they don't actually continue to get training in the areas that they are over.

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded. Just because you are in management does mean you have to loses your brains on what should be done and the actions you did take


  10. Lead

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Love my job and people

    Cons

    Not enough income for a single person

    Advice to Management

    treat everyone as if they are human


  11. Field Technology Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FTS in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - FTS in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security

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

    Pros

    This is a great company.

    Cons

    There are no Cons to this job.



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