US Strategic Command

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  1.  

    Challenging and dynamic

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at US Strategic Command as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    While everything is heavily dependent on what directorate and division you're in, overall I've found STRATCOM to be supportive of work-life balance. Most leaders are willing to help members and employees find a good fit for their talents, grow their expertise, and stretch their abilities.

    Cons

    In some areas of the Command, it's difficult or impossible to see the results of your work. This sometimes aggravates the usual reluctance to hold civilian employees accountable for achieving results.
    As with any military organization, leadership changes and reorganizations frequently disrupt work, from minor tasks to major projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support resiliency initiatives. You have some hard decisions coming with mandated personnel cuts... Choose carefully whether to retain people or positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people/work environment, somewhat vague job

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    Current Employee - Capability and Resource Integration Action Officer in Offutt AFB, NE
    Current Employee - Capability and Resource Integration Action Officer in Offutt AFB, NE

    I have been working at US Strategic Command full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work with some very smart people, friendly, talkative, dedicated to doing a good job. Insightful. Decent office work environment, cafeteria/post office/barber/bank in the building. Very large gym a 2 min walk from building, with reasonable opportunities to exercise during the day. Occasionally excellent opportunity to influence acquisition programs and national defense.

    Cons

    Lots of "everyone knows that's how you do it", bureaucracy and roadblocks. Discouraging insight into how the government as a whole blows money, without any clear way to stop it most of the time. Lots of vague projects with very specific, changing, odd requirements for upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall great place to work, but no one seems to know that the process is broken, the scope unwieldy because it would imply weakness I suppose. There are so many layers that one hand doesn't clearly know what the 486 other hands are doing across government, and the answer always seems to be "more and more stable funding." That's not the answer. A massive culture change needs to occur to be more influential in gov't, instead of simply playing the same losing game. Keep up the great work environment though, because I think there are a lot of brilliant people who have enough...resilience...to make positive change even in a challenging environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work with unique Joint Command opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, NE

    I worked at US Strategic Command full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work with the different services in a Joint environment. Outstanding opportunities within the nuclear enterprise. Omaha was a great location. USSTRATCOM will be constructing their new HQs building soon.

    Cons

    Due to the nature and classification of some of the jobs, you tend to work behind closed doors and only see the different directorates if you make the effort or have to interact with them. Many of the directorates are located below ground with no windows. Not good location if you do not like winter.

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    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Strategic Command

    Pros

    Great folks; STRATCOM boasts a large retired military community with widely varied experiences. Not a day goes by when you don't learn something.

    Cons

    Frequent turnover at the 2/3/4-Star level. Rapid changes in plans, policy and administrative details. 4-stars come here to die...and want to leave their legacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "it 'aint broken."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A lot of work for not enough resources

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at US Strategic Command full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many dedicated people doing important missions. Descent work environment. Talented people.

    Cons

    Some units are working very hard and are under manned. Other units have too much free time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper and middle management must allocate resources to where the work is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    The work is very important but very difficult standing up a command with very limited resources.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Meade, MD

    I have been working at US Strategic Command

    Pros

    The USG and DoD needs this command. It has important work everyday support the warfighter and the national priorities.

    Cons

    Too many Chiefs and not enough indians, resources are not to the level required for this important mission. It lacks its own building and has a too many constraints for doing its mission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down, prioritize and say thank you...lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Peace is our product -- war is our profession!

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    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst

    I have been working at US Strategic Command

    Pros

    Support the nation by supporting vital deterrence, space, cyberspace, and ISR missions.

    Cons

    Uneven workload. Many divisions are undertasked and go home at four, while a dedicated few work a lot of unpaid overtime.

    People want to stay here, so not a lot of turnover; hence limited opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst

    I worked at US Strategic Command

    Pros

    Great Family and work Environment

    Cons

    Weather was bitterly cold, consistently in the teens during the winter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends

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