great benefits and a great environment
As an intern, I didn't get any benefits at all, even though I worked there for a year and a half. Interns do not qualify for competitive job status and cannot transition into permanent positions prior to graduation.
At the time, very limited health care options for seasonal staff
Great benefits overall but monthly costs are pretty high
Typical federal package available to all federal workers. Thrift Savings Plan instead of 401(k). This can be better than a 401(k) if utilized properly. Do your homework and contribute at least 5% every pay period
Best is the paid leave (holiday leave, annual leave, sick leave), telework opportunities, 5% matching, TSP
I was an intern so I couldn't get benefits.
The health insurance plan is available to anyone employed through the Forest Service, and it appears very generous. A savings plan was also made available to me, though I did not initially know if I would be employed with the Forest Service for more than three months. In addition, paid sick and annual leave time accrues across one's lifetime, regardless of whether I decide to leave the agency and then return later.
The benefits are very good. There is little chance for bonuses based on the quality of your work, but the benefits that the federal government provides are a big incentive to work there.
Pretty good annual leave and sick leave compensation. Especially for starting out as a new employee.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.