Compare US Bureau of Land Management vs US Forest Service BETA

See how US Forest Service vs. US Bureau of Land Management compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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US Bureau of Land Management

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US Forest Service

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 92 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 223 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
US Bureau of Land Management Ceo Michael D. Nedd
76%
76%Michael D. Nedd
CEO Approval
US Forest Service Ceo Thomas L. Tidwell
56%
56%Thomas L. Tidwell
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
35%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Range Technician3 Salaries
$15/hr
Petroleum Engineer6 Salaries
$65,850/yr
IT Specialist6 Salaries
$70,793/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Forestry Technician9 Salaries
$16/hr
Civil Engineer3 Salaries
$76,057/yr
GIS Analyst1 Salaries
$33/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 10 reviews)
"Blm"(in 10 reviews)
Pros
"Work outside"(in 23 reviews)
"Great people"(in 16 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Red tape"(in 6 reviews)
"Blm"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
"Permanent positions"(in 11 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 10 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Contractor - Wildland Firefighter

I have been working at US Bureau of Land Management for more than a year

Pros

Tough, meaningful, and impactful work.

Cons

I have not experienced any cons as of yet.

Advice to Management

Use all available resources.

"Fun summer job"Nov 1, 2019

Former Employee - Forestry Technician

I worked at US Forest Service full-time for more than a year

Pros

Very independent work with varied tasks

Cons

general inflexibility of federal employment

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