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US Department of Homeland Security Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
217 Reviews
3.2
217 Reviews
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25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, opportunities to make a difference, federal holidays, teamwork, interesting (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)

  • Need more decisive Leadership/ Better work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Job ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a prestiege government profession

    Cons

    We are the step child of the government

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more for the people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Internship exposure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Executive Assistant Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Executive Assistant Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The overall good of protecting the country

    Cons

    Veterans preference blocks talented people who also may qualify for the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing please keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    QA analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Homeland Security

    Pros

    Geat company to work for treat contractors with respect

    Cons

    None at this time life my job

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Transportation Security Administarion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Homeland Security full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Job, great benefits, room for advancement

    Cons

    Job Security, not much of a raise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Internship

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

    I worked at US Department of Homeland Security as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to intern, you learn a lot and the supervisors are very helpful and took you us to all their meetings so we can get a first hand look at their work.

    Cons

    No cons except it'd be great if compensation was provided, at least transportation stipend

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Agency

    • 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 Homeland Security

    Pros

    Excellent Agency to work for with many opportunities for lateral movement and promotion.

    Cons

    Some positions may require intensive travel, which could be a burden on family life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Clerk in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Clerk in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You learn allot and the work keeps you motivated

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets real political

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    IMMIGRATION OFFICER

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Immigration Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Immigration Officer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to advance to higher positions

    Cons

    It takes a while to get noticed and get recomandaion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Department and Great Career Advancement!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisory Transportation Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisory Transportation Security Officer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I have been promoted 3 times within 5 years of being with the agency. They offer a lot of services to help you succeed and they want you to succeed.

    Cons

    None!!!! This agency is a great place to work and to build a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing, They do a great job under a lot of stress!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Transportation security administration transportation security officer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Homeland Security

    Pros

    good entry level job in the federal gov. always hiring, freedom to move through out the country and to other federal jobs.

    Cons

    is an excepted service agency, meaning applying to outside agencies may be hard unless within DHS or have an internship.
    low moral

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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