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US Department of Defense Benefits

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  • Health Insurance(90 comments)

    “The health insurance is a little bit too expensive for the salary that you receive. President Trump should improve that aspect of federal employment.”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(48 comments)

    “Based on time in service, the amount accumulated is adjusted. If a veteran, amount is higher than non veterans. The annual days of leave a year are...”

  • Pension Plan(29 comments)

    “Matching benefits, life insurance offered at a rate that is tailored to your choices when you go through accepting an offer of employment or what is...”

  • Nov 12, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Computer Lab Assistant in Lackland AFB, Texas

    Great matching retirement plan. Federal health insurance access. And there is also a retirement annuity for those who work more than 20 years.

  • Nov 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Forensic Data Analyst in Springfield, Virginia

    The Federal government is one of the few remaining major employers with a defined benefit retirement plan (i.e., FERS) and perhaps the best health insurance plan around (FEHBP).

  • Nov 03, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Human Resources in Cedar City, Utah

    TSP matching up to 5%, Insurance is good with the option for both dental and vision. scaling PTO with the max at 28 days per year

  • Oct 31, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Job security is the best thing and there is some recourse for unfair hiring actions. The worst thing is if you are not a man (and preferably white) , you are still at distinct disadvantage in being selected for the top jobs and salary increases.

  • Nov 12, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Military Officer in Washington, District of Columbia

    Leave: military members are charged for weekends and holiday. IRA: military members do not receive matching TSP contributions like our civilian counterparts.

  • Oct 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current General Engineer in Tucson, Arizona

    Good health care and other benefits. Great work environment and love the opportunity to telework

  • Oct 20, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Crew Chief in Lakewood, Washington State

    The health care offered is limited only to a few places on base. This makes it easy so you get subprime healthcare, and most of the time the doctors blow off your aliments .

  • Oct 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Fort Hood, Texas

    The US Army offers many benefits for the soldiers and for the spouses. It is a great organization to be in and I enjoyed it every single day. Go Army

  • Nov 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Electronics Technician in Norfolk, Virginia

    Department of Defense can be very challenging at times. Even so, they offer a great medical, vision and dental plan opportunities. All of the benefits are provided at a fraction of the cost. Their are also educational opportunities to take advantage of as well as travelling opportunities to work all over the world.

  • Nov 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Get all federal holidays off.

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