US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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US Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez
Thomas E. Perez
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, tons of benefits, still have (in 7 reviews)

  • Flex schedule, telework - good benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • If you want to switch over to the private sector, there is little in the way of transferrable skills without a law degree (in 3 reviews)

  • Downsides include the government salary and layers upon layers of red tape that often surround the progress of work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Special Assistant

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits (transportation subsidy, credit hours, vacation), flexible work schedule and great pay. A lot of people I work with are connected to the mission and excited about being public servants. Some really smart people work here.

    Cons

    Organizational silos, poor communication between agencies, some management issues, a lot of peers lack motivation, some of the senior leaders lack soft skills.


  2. Administrative Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great office, great benefits, flexible and rewarding job.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility in current position.


  3. Law and Policy Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Law and Policy Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Law and Policy Advisor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time

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

    Pros

    Stability, relaxed working environment, great benefits- pretty much depends on what agency within the department you are working for

    Cons

    Low pay, low morale (depending on your agency), dilapidated building in the national office

    Advice to Management

    The building and the IT department desperately both need to be fixed.


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  5. Wage & Hour Investigator

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

    I have been working at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, work-life balance, mission, pay. The autonomy given to complete cases is exceptional.

    Cons

    Obsession with numbers (number of investigations, hours spent on investigations, back pay collected, etc.) rather than quality of investigations, poor leadership from regional and national management, poor communication and internal policy matters.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications on internal policies (i.e. requirements for promotions, agency outlook, etc.)


  6. Economist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Promotion, professional development, lack of good leaders

    Advice to Management

    Develop management skills, provid training and professional development opportunities


  7. Staff accountant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    Professional work, high dedication to company's mission,

    Cons

    No any, easy access to work


  8. Information Clerk

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Labor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's full-time with benefits package which a lot of jobs don't have anymore.

    Cons

    It's holding me back from what I would really like to do. Teach college level Criminal Justice or Paralegal Studies

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. EEO Specialist

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

    I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance; meaningful work; current sec of labor had done a lot to improve morale.

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility if you work in a field office; guidance is always changing; quite a bit of useless paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Build a good team and have mutual trust. People generally want to do a good job if you set them up for success.


  10. Student Trainee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    very relaxed environment, really nice people

    Cons

    Easy to become complacent, never get to comfortable.


  11. The change

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    everyone worked as a team

    Cons

    never got a raise form the company



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