US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
81 Reviews

3.0
81 Reviews
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US Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez
Thomas E. Perez
10 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance, tons of benefits, still have (in 7 reviews)

  • Good collective bargaining, good benefits, good mission statement (in 7 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)

  • Maybe get a little monotonous at times and some members of Senior Management should receive better training in staff supervision (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A bunch of clowns! I have never seen such unprofessional and unorganized organization in my life!

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    Former Employee - Investigator
    Former Employee - Investigator

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You don't have worry about keeping up your skills because this agency is so far behind you're just fine the way you are.

    Cons

    Unfair, favoritism, unprofessional, and unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you're in management doesn't mean you're God. Just because you're in management doesn't necessarily mean you should be there. When you have policies and procedures you should honor those policies and procedures and not play favoritism. Also try keeping employees that are smart and make the agency look good instead of a bunch of people that represent stupidity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Unorganized and Unprofessional

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    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working for a federal agency

    Cons

    Underpaid, No Stability, Unfair Labor Practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new people

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Claims Examiner excellent career opportunities for those entering the government.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This is a great place to learn about workers compensation and law.

    Cons

    Hard to move into other areas and other career fields.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Office of Administrative Law Judges

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Labor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great staff and awesome learning opportunities. Very hands on in terms of sitting in on hearings, phone conferences, and important meetings. Lots of research and writing opportunities available as well.

    Cons

    Like most federal internships, this one is unpaid and the hours tend to be generally long. You will be expected to stay past what you may have expected.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Two Days are the Same

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Workers Compensation Claims Examiner  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Workers Compensation Claims Examiner in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Telework, excellent pay, sick leave, thrift savings account, flex time, retirement pension system, good mentors, excellent union representation, and amazing health benefits plans

    Cons

    work load, rude and entitled customers, retirees not being replaced, extremely slow moving bureaucracy, and picking up slack of non-performers gets tiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put intense pressure on Congress to allow us to hire. We are a minuscule part of the Federal budget. We only employ 1,000 workers nationwide. I can't complain about being understaffed, though as every claims center I've worked in has been critically understaffed. I think it's probably par for the course.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding but not creative

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    Current Employee - Workforce Development Specialist  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Workforce Development Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to affect the lives of millions

    Cons

    Inability to be creative with technical assistance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the grantees as partners, not adversaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ten years here.

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    Current Employee - Investigator  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Investigator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and excellent benefits. There are a few great managers, but most leave in order for more challenging opportunities.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for advancement unless someone leaves. The work becomes much less challenging as you spend more years doing the same thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on leading, especially by example.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Attorney Advisor
    Current Employee - Attorney Advisor

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

    Pros

    very good hours and compensation

    Cons

    poor prospects for next job

  10.  

    Good work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very compelling, high level work

    Cons

    Some positions work very hard, even harder than the private sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Review of the Department of Labor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Labor

    Pros

    Company picnics and nice coworkers

    Cons

    Unlimited potential for advancement is out there.

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