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Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
99 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • interesting work; good work life balance; exposure to broad range of issues (in 7 reviews)

  • Great work environment and great people (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay; bureaucratic process for getting things done (for example, getting the transit subsidy) (in 3 reviews)

  • Compensation is poor in relation to private sector jobs (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    great work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    great work life balance. Good salary, easy hours. Forty hours a week. good benefits. No rush times, ability to travel if need be.

    Cons

    There aren't too many challenges. There is also no easy way to get ahead, since it's the government. Experience is much more important than merit - so this is not a job for workaholics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more merit based promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Treasury

    Pros

    Amazing work to intern and gain practical work experience.

    Cons

    Hiring process for interns wasn't clear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great autonomy to propose policies and push them up
    Very intellectually challenging
    Extremely important topics
    Very high impact
    Great exit opportunities
    Very flexible in work options

    Cons

    not really much to point out.
    only thing I'd point out is: the pay is low (as is true with any government job), and to rise you need to keep jumping between the private and public sector (very hard to grow as a careerist although some manage to do it), growth is slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great atmosphere for young talent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Treasury

    Pros

    Great experience for both private and public sector aspirations.

    Cons

    Upward mobility within Treasury seems hard to achieve.

  6.  

    Better than most government

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Treasury full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Downtown DC, better compensation than many gov't agencies for similar work, interesting accounts, travel

    Cons

    Bureaucracy! Political correctness limited creative latitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on results, not just completing the bureaucratic processes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to work out of college

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Data Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Data Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, fantastic work life balance, flexibility.

    Cons

    Direction can get lost. Management is not in tune with needs of employees at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. We want to be there, we want to support you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great experience interning at the Treasury

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

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

    Pros

    -extremely intelligent colleagues
    -exposure to a wide variety of people
    -rotational opportunities with different teams
    -very reasonable 9-5 schedule
    -100+ person intern program with career development events

    Cons

    -Mostly older workforce, not many people just out of college
    -necessary to have PhD to work in some offices
    -political appointments, not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -more communication between divisions/teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the better government agencies.

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

    I have been working at US Department of Treasury full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent staff on the mission side of the Department. Almost all of the economists and policy advisers are Ivy League graduates that are genuinely committed to the mission. They could all be in higher-paying jobs at consulting firms or banks, but they are foregoing lucrative careers in those fields in order to assist with issues like countering the financing of terrorism.

    Cons

    The usual government administrative problems. For example, when I showed up for my first day of work no one even knew I was coming. When I walked into HR the first person I spoke to rolled her eyes at me. Unfortunately, this kind of experience isn't unusual in the Government.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A Learning Experience

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

    I have been working at US Department of Treasury

    Pros

    Great Health Insurance Benefits. The FMLA provides you with job security if you or a loved one becomes ill while employed with the agency. Good Seasonal opportunities. Provides an opportunity to educate the public regarding Federal Taxes. Provides an opportunity to learn about Federal Taxes.

    Cons

    The ability to climb the ladder is hindered if you're not interested in Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only qualified individuals should be chosen for Management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    (TFI/TFFC) Interesting work, horrible environment

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

    I worked at US Department of Treasury full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Proximity to national security policy

    Cons

    Toxic office environment, no room to be promoted, lack of independence, poor opinion of management on part of advisors, no work life balance or comp time for mandatory hours spent evenings and weekends, mercurial A/S

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow rules, treat employees as assets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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