US Mint Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Too Temporary for me

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    Former Employee - Customer Service-Call Center in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service-Call Center in Plainfield, IN

    I worked at US Mint as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, extra work available at times.

    Cons

    Through a temporary agency I was getting 12 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even temporary employees need more hours.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Mint as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Never a dull moment. Always busy doing something new.

    Cons

    Can get too busy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A good place to work, leaving valuable time for enjoying family and friends.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Worker in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Worker in Denver, CO

    I have been working at US Mint full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    TSP, or the government's version of the 401K, is by far the best benefit. Company matched contributions and flexibility on taking loans for general purpose or for primary residence, give it flexibility and ease of use.

    Cons

    Can get bureaucratic, having a structure that goes all the way up to Washington. Also a military type management structure, so you can take that as negative or positive I guess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management doesn't seem too bad in giving positive direction, albeit if only symbolic. Too many levels of management can be seen as part of the problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Memorable learning experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Mint as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great welcoming environment with great people.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is too busy and difficult to get ahold of people.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very interesting place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Mint

    Pros

    Some employees are very nice and really try to do their jobs. Also headquarters is in a very good location.

    Cons

    the place is just dysfunctional. People have just been there so long that they just don't care anymore.

  7.  

    very disorganized agency

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Mint full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice coworkers who want to succeed

    Cons

    poor organization and poor onboarding process.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    If low morale, bad management and incompetent managers are what you're looking for, look no further than the U.S. Mint

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Mint

    Pros

    A springboard to other Federal opportunities out side the Mint.

    Cons

    Low morale. Incompetent senior management. Highest percentage of employee complaints in the entire Treasury. No upward mobility. Management lacks direction. Bitter in fighting within departments. Openly ridicules contractor staff. High turnover of contractor staff so no consistent level of support. Quite frankly, the only people who want to work there are those that don't know any better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of 99% of your senior staff (GS-15 and SES's). They work hard to suppress employee productivity and morale. The only way you're going to change the culture is to get rid of the existing one and the people you have in place are either unwilling or unable to change. Cut your losses and start fresh. You can't make a rotten apple fresh again. You need to cut your losses and just throw them out. The mid level management and staff there deserve at least that much. The worker bees there are a dedicated, hardworking group but they're burned out and it's because of the management you've hired. Give them managers they're proud to work for and productivity and morale will increase exponentially.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the worst places to work in government.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - (choose Not to Answer for Fear of Retaliation) in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - (choose Not to Answer for Fear of Retaliation) in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Mint

    Pros

    If you keep your head down, you can probably skate by without getting into too much trouble or having to pull too much overtime.

    Cons

    Senior management has no respect for the employees. The business is failing on all levels, and senior management seems to not care. Additionally, it seems like many people in senior management are in their positions due to favoritism, and those high performing "non-favorites" are being treated poorly and forced out of their positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of certain employees in management positions who clearly do not belong as a first step. Then begin to take a look at the product line and start working towards products that belong on the market.

    Doesn't Recommend

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