US National Archives and Records Administration

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Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Admissions clerk

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    Current Employee - Admissions Clerk in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Admissions Clerk in College Station, TX

    I have been working at US National Archives and Records Administration

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Everyone is very nice and helpful. Perfect job while still being a college student. Pay is also great for a student. Best part is being able to study while work is slow. Constantly in front of a computer so you can make the time pass by real quick. Get to interact with people from around the country and all walks of life. They throw a lot of office parties with great food. Every now and then get the chance to see the former President. Best job I have ever had!!

    Cons

    Customers can be very annoying and demanding at times. Have to answer phones and answer dumb questions all day. Questions are very repetitive and get old. At times you get used to it being slow and when it suddenly get busy that kinda sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Okay Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US National Archives and Records Administration full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work Environment, Great Co-Workers

    Cons

    No room for any advancement, much lower pay for comparable jobs.


  3. Digital Imaging Technicians

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    Current Employee - Digital Imaging Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Digital Imaging Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at US National Archives and Records Administration full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fun, easy work. Excellent for people with History or MLS degrees.

    Cons

    Like any government job, lack of innovation; very poor management, promotion opportunity is scarce unless you can get work at A1 or A2


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  5. NARA Internship

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    Former Employee - Archivist in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Archivist in Dayton, OH

    I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great first experience with working for the Federal Government. Decent Pay for an Internship. Very flexible with school schedule.

    Cons

    Work can be redundant at times.


  6. Federal Work Study Intern

    Former Employee - Archival Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Archival Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A wonderful easy position for someone new to the DC area.

    Cons

    Not enough hands on experience.


  7. Dysfunctional upper management.

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    Current Employee - Archival Science (Student Trainee) in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Archival Science (Student Trainee) in College Park, MD

    I have been working at US National Archives and Records Administration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, government holidays.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional upper management, dubious hiring practices, antiquated, unevolved archival practices.

    Advice to Management

    Hold upper management accountable for their inactions, lack of support, and stubbornness for the "status quo."


  8. Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US National Archives and Records Administration

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, times, time-off policy

    Cons

    Social aspect, time at work, future growth


  9. Great employer for students!

    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker

    I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The supervisors are extremely accommodating for student schedules. I worked there while I was a student at UW and it was great. Decent pay, convenient bus ride (or parking!), nice supervisors. Paid sick and vacation, even for students!

    Cons

    There are no windows in the entire building! It is pretty tedious, repetitive work. Some days drag on and on and on.


  10. Solid Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There was a lot of good training in the IT field. You are encouraged to take as much training as you want.

    Cons

    It is a governmental organization so there is not much desire to grow; there is not so many vacancies because people sit in their positions for years

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Government perks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US National Archives and Records Administration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Very flexible and relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Work can be unfulfilling at times.



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