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US Department of Defense Benefits

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  • Health Insurance  (104 comments)

    “If you're next to places such as Bethesda/Walter Reed, medical care is great. It will never be better than that; at other facilities, service...”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (57 comments)

    “30 days paid leave every year. Certain benefits also include free Space A travel and discounts at theme parks/vacation packages.”

  • Retirement Plan  (38 comments)

    “50% of pay at 20 years of service plus full benefits is a great way to leave the DoD; the pay isn't great and other allowances aren't...”

  • Mar 02, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Diego, California

    Amazing work and weather in San diego. Worked in robot repair for EOD on Coronado island. Pay for location is better the Washington DC

  • Feb 24, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Analyst in Mobile, Alabama

    Vacation goes from 8 hrs per pay period up to 12 hrs a pay period depending on time with organization

  • Feb 24, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fort Meade, Maryland

    401k, vacation , good pension plan

  • Mar 04, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fort Meade, Maryland

    You get several benefits, however, the timeliness of being able to use it all has to be planned out well in advance. Additionally, quality of care from medical/dental benefits is not standard across the board, and typically varies from place to place.

  • Feb 05, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Antonio, Texas

    Aility to work from home.

  • Feb 16, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Police Officer in San Diego, California

    Great health benefits Locations available everywhere / including insurance benefits, retirement /Paid Federal Holidays / paid time off

  • Jan 03, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Los Angeles, California

    1811 Fed benefit is unmatched. Nothing to complain about.

  • Jan 20, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Medic in Fayetteville, North Carolina

    You're not allowed to use it. I have over 100 days of vacation time and I can't use it.

  • Dec 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

    Excellent benefits packages for health, dental, vision, retirement, vacation, and paid time off.

  • Dec 03, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Corpus Christi, Texas

    Benefits are good, nice variety. Nothing bad yet.

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