US Department of the Interior Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. realty specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and secure after a years probation.

    Cons

    Often too regimented because of a plethora of rules and regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Write your congressman.


  2. Decent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time

    Pros

    Its a federal job, the benefits are decent

    Cons

    Its a federal job, it takes a long time to get anything done


  3. Auditior

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    Current Employee - Auditor
    Current Employee - Auditor

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

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

    Pros

    The important mission of protecting America's resources for all American.

    Cons

    The Government process takes longer.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make positively recommended changes.


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    high power electrician

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    Former Employee - High Power Electrician in Casper, WY
    Former Employee - High Power Electrician in Casper, WY

    I worked at US Department of the Interior

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay, and work was pleasant.

    Cons

    Management did not even have a clue of how things should be done. In prior jobs I have led up to 1200 personnel. The GS 15 hated everyone and stated so, pinched pennies and truly did not care if people were in danger in the work space because he would not spent an extra penny for safety.

    Advice to Management

    retire and go somewhere else and make everybody feel bad.


  6. Helpful (1)

    I generally liked working at OSM because of the individual people who work there but I felt that management was poor.

    Former Employee - Geographer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Geographer in Denver, CO

    I worked at US Department of the Interior

    Pros

    I think this is a great place to work for a work-life balance. However, the compensation was not well enough for me to make significant savings or dispensable income.

    Cons

    The challenges of working here was the leadership of management.

    Advice to Management

    My words of advice for management is to consider the career progress of other employees. Engage employees and ask if a project is worth the effort. Communicate with other managers and make sure that an employee is not stretched too thin between divisions.


  7. Oil and Gas Audit

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and job stability

    Cons

    Salaries based on yearly promotions or seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a management training program for supervisor


  8. Technical knowledge of upper management conflicted with Project Planning in areas of Communications Security

    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Clackamas, OR

    I worked at US Department of the Interior

    Pros

    Requirements Management and Mission Objectives can be balanced via options that address schedule and budget upfront. Establish the framework and build synergy with expectation to meet and exceed milestones. Credit the Team and watch the Team grow to meet higher levels of Mission Objective successes.

    Cons

    In all technical fields, training levels are of highest critical priority. Common experiences and training of team members allows confidence and promotes building onto past lessons learned while reducing time need for implementation.

    Advice to Management

    Management should allow comment that is presented appropriately early in the planning stages. All input has a place or value to the Team when intimidation is resolved through ownership of Teamwork in Project Milestones. This is needed while detailing the Project Plan.


  9. Everyone wants to be a ranger. Here is the reality.

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    Current Employee - Interpretive Park Ranger in Santa Fe, NM
    Current Employee - Interpretive Park Ranger in Santa Fe, NM

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful chance to learn about America's most amazing locations. Wide-ranging experience at a small park--everything from interpretation to fees to digital media to science-based training in areas such as climate change analysis and invasive plant management. Unique energy at certain parks, ability to learn a lot if you're open to that.

    Cons

    One of the most dysfunctional management hierarchies I've ever experienced, and I've been in the workplace for a couple of decades. Government workers get entrenched and NPS employees are absolutely no different; in fact, it may be worse here because the general perception of the agency remains good despite the realities. NPS needs to begin tapping in to what really goes on, and what actually needs to go on, in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage retirement for the hoary top-level folks who haven't worked anywhere else their entire careers. Throw open the doors to newer perspectives: for example, don't make it so very difficult for seasonals, who start out full of life and hope, to become permanent employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Stuck.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job security. Believe in agency missions.

    Cons

    BUREAUCRACY. Change is too slow. Ideas for Innovation are received negatively.


  11. Good employer with national relocation opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, health benefits, flexi-time

    Cons

    Difficult working within a bureaucracy



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