US Department of Homeland Security Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Jeh Johnson
30 Ratings

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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  1. Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Its amazing to make a difference

    Cons

    Work environment is not good

    Advice to Management

    Strong Leadership is needed

  2. short title

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay salary and beneficts

    Cons

    Too much ot even if you don't want it

  3. As a Supervisory Special Agent I worked with a team that satisfied the request and investigations required by my unit.

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    Former Employee - Special Agent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Special Agent in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    opportunity for growth is great for the motivated agent

    Cons

    Homeland Security, just as any other intell/ investigative agency stays under the radar of congress for cuts.

    Advice to Management

    none

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  5. Unbelievable opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Special Agent
    Current Employee - Special Agent

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Too many to list at the moment

    Cons

    They often fail at first line supervision

    Advice to Management

    Need to perform better at first line supervision.

  6. Intern with the Policy Department

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Homeland Security

    Pros

    Amazing Experience, great people, great knowledge obtained.

    Cons

    Non at all, loved my experience.

  7. Great Job ever

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    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)

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

    Pros

    Its a prestiege government profession

    Cons

    We are the step child of the government

    Advice to Management

    Be more for the people

  8. Great Internship exposure

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The overall good of protecting the country

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Nothing please keep up the good work

  9. QA analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Geat company to work for treat contractors with respect

    Cons

    None at this time life my job

  10. Transportation Security Administarion

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Job, great benefits, room for advancement

    Cons

    Job Security, not much of a raise

  11. Internship

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

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

    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

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