US Food Safety and Inspection Service

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US Food Safety and Inspection Service Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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  1. Economist

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    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, challenging work, requires creative thinking, great and bright workforce

    Cons

    Can be stressful, very tight deadlines at times, easy to get overwhelmed

    Advice to Management

    Notice workload for individuals, allow credit time for overtime and Bonuses are good


  2. Working for the Government has its perks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, and upward mobility is possible if you stick around. There are so many jobs, it's hard to rate based on what I was doing.

    Cons

    First, it's the Federal Government. They can move slow and a lot of bureaucracy.


  3. Love it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. The job is very generic so you can tailor it your specific skill set. FSIS is blue and white collar jobs.

    Cons

    There is animosity between the union employees and the non union employees.


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  5. Changing enivorment.

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Beltsville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved that it was close to home.

    Cons

    Ever changing enivorment that turns bad.

    Advice to Management

    The management doesn't help the staff.


  6. Worst agency in the government

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It helped me pay my bills

    Cons

    Full of stupid, backstabbing, fake people Manager of Congressional and Public Affairs Staff is a convict who got his job through political circles

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  7. horrible

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    Former Employee - Food Inspector in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Food Inspector in Bryan, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    48k a year when i left after 4 years. started at 28k

    Cons

    i got so fed up i ended up leaving for lunch one day and never came back. it was so horrible i left an almost 50k a year job and have been much happier since.


  8. Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian

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    Current Employee - Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian
    Current Employee - Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    Average salary, very good benefits, excellent retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of support from the district level management Supervising government (union) employees

    Advice to Management

    Support your supervisors in the field! Listen to what they have to say, instead of listening/pacifying union complaints. Hire District Managers and DDM's who are not afraid to stand up to the union. Provide training for DM's and DDM's to avoid passive, aggressive styles of managing. If you have bad employees, whether union or not, inspector or veterinarian...get rid of them! They give us ALL a bad name and is one of the main reasons citizens of our own country make jokes about government employees. As for USDA-FSIS as a whole....STOP being hypocritical! Hold your employees to the same level as the establishments/companies that we inspect!


  9. Helpful (2)

    A lot of corrupt, cheap, and stupid political appointees in the TOP management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you have political connections, you don't have to do anything.

    Cons

    It's the worse place to work at, your mental health might be in question after a few months. Nothing makes sense in this agency. It's just a huge political drama everywhere. If you go talk to someone in your agency without your supervisor's know how, you might get fired for that.

    Advice to Management

    They are way beyond any advice, it's a rotten place.


  10. Was secure now not so much

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benifits. Treated well

    Cons

    Work in unhealthy environment, chemicals


  11. Helpful (1)

    USDA_FSIS

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    Current Employee - Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector
    Current Employee - Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector

    Pros

    The benefits provided are above average and there are plenty of opportunities for advancement especially if you're willing to move.

    Cons

    The pay is below the private sector and the working conditions are bad because we regulate meat and poultry slaughter and processing operations.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management is only concerned about numbers so that they look good for the people in Washington D.C. I guess that's just the federal government.



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