US Food Safety and Inspection Service

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US Food Safety and Inspection Service Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Changing enivorment.

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Beltsville, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

    The management doesn't help the staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Worst agency in the government

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    horrible

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    Former Employee - Food Inspector in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Food Inspector in Bryan, TX

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian

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    Current Employee - Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian
    Current Employee - Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I was a congressional and public affairs intern

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    Former Employee - Congressional and Public Affair in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Congressional and Public Affair in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn how government works.
    Understand food regulation of USA.

    Cons

    Did not get a chance to do hands on experience of food regulation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Was secure now not so much

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service

    Pros

    Good pay, good benifits. Treated well

    Cons

    Work in unhealthy environment, chemicals

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    USDA_FSIS

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

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get your knives ready

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    Former Employee - Food Inspector
    Former Employee - Food Inspector

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service

    Pros

    great benefits, decent pay and overtime hours. You will get training before hand and will be able to learn as you go.

    Cons

    long hours on your feet. Slaugher isn't for everyone as you will be doing alot of it. not a great environment to socialize with employees in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better supervision. Needs more young and vigor workers that are able to withstand all the strenuous work that takes place

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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