US National Archives and Records Administration

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US National Archives and Records Administration Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2014
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3.3 27 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

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Charles Piercy

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Archives Aid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat flexibility with schedule. Work. Life balance

    ConsNot a lot of room for advancement if not a veteran

     

    The negatives outweigh the positives

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you can get it, the benefits are pretty nice. If you get a permanent job, it's pretty much for life, even if you are terrible at your job. The transformation made things feel new and hopeful for a while.

    ConsIt's hard to get a job here unless you are a veteran, have a disability, or are a recent graduate (pathways). If you are one of the hard workers you will see the people around you under performing with no repercussions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the people who do not meet the standards of their position. It would vastly improve job satisfaction. Convert term and temporary employees who have proven themselves.

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    Student Trainee (Archival Science) - Intern

    Student Trainee (Archival Science) - Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsHad a great supervisor
    Easy work
    Really good pay for the type of work you do
    Earn Annual/Sick Leave, Credit Time, Time-off awards
    Management gave you time off when you needed it
    Management understood that school was your first priority
    Really good coworkers
    Set your own schedule
    No furloughs due to sequestration
    Standards are easy to accomplish

    ConsHiring Freeze
    Same work all the time
    Since interns are not considered to be in "competitive service" (enough though hiring was competitive) they cannot apply to internal job applications

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Good Company To Work for if you're permanent

    Archivist (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThey treat you well when you're a permanent employee. They are very flexible with you

    ConsWhen you are a student, they don't really care about you, only getting work finished

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boring, Tedious, but not the worst place in the world

    Archives Aid (Current Employee) Valmeyer, IL

    ProsWent in as a student under the STEP program, which they no longer have. For a college student, the pay was great, and they have flexible scheduling and understand how hard it is to balance work and school. We have workers who only work during the summer, and others who only work one day a week.

    ConsI think this one is dependent on who you are and what section you're hired into. As a member of Search, we had to do exactly that, which meant going through heavy boxes trying to fulfill standards that are almost impossible to make. I can only think of two or three out of our entire office who honestly make standard.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    NARA

    Archives Technician (Former Employee) Dayton, OH

    ProsFlexible hours, pretty good pay

    ConsPolitics , not a lot of full time perm positions

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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    Move boxes

    Archive Assistant (Former Employee) Waltham, MA

    Prosif you didn't want to see anyone for 8hrs a day this was the job

    Consheavy lifting and no human interaction

    Advice to Senior Managementpretty much just comes with the territory

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    It was an excellent learning opportunity.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe extremely rich history, the intellectual capacity of the staff, the enjoyment from working with visitors, both domestic and international.

    ConsLong hours, some grunt work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsStable employment as long as you make your quota.
    co-workers are nice.
    Working with americas history.

    Consvery low pay
    required to complete 20 - 21 casses a day, no matter the complexity.
    seems like long term older employees are not encouraged to apply for new opportunities - only young students will get any of the developmental positions.

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat all people fairly. Provide opportunity to all employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Start for Library Science Students

    Student Worker (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlexible work schedules, small staff that makes it easy to get to know co-workers, occasionally food and drink are provided, there are opportunities to learn more about the logistics of Archives Management, the work is not too difficult

    ConsNot much room for advancement without a degree in the field, work becomes tedious and mundane when no new responsibilities are introduced, sometimes find yourself looking for work to do

    Advice to Senior ManagementStudent workers should have additional responsibilities other than processing and data entry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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