Compare US Forest Service vs USDA Rural Development BETA

See how working at US Forest Service vs. USDA Rural Development compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at US Forest Service vs. USDA Rural Development. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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US Forest Service

Employee Ratings

  • US Forest Service scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • USDA Rural Development scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 461 reviews)
US Forest Service employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than USDA Rural Development employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 52 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
US Forest Service employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.9 higher than USDA Rural Development employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
USDA Rural Development employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than US Forest Service employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.9
USDA Rural Development employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than US Forest Service employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
US Forest Service employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than USDA Rural Development employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
US Forest Service employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than USDA Rural Development employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
US Forest Service Ceo Vicki Christiansen
88%
88%Vicki Christiansen
US Forest Service employees rated their CEO Approval 30% higher than USDA Rural Development employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
USDA Rural Development Ceo Thomas C. Dorr
57%
57%Thomas C. Dorr
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
US Forest Service employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 20% higher than USDA Rural Development employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
55%
US Forest Service employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 19% higher than USDA Rural Development employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
36%

Salaries

US Forest Service has 514 more total submitted salaries than USDA Rural Development.
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What Employees Say

  • "Work outside" was the most mentioned Pro at US Forest Service.
  • "Job security" was the most mentioned Pro at USDA Rural Development.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at US Forest Service.
  • "Red tape" was the most mentioned Con at USDA Rural Development.
Pros
Pros
"Work outside"(in 30 reviews)
"Work outdoors"(in 29 reviews)
Pros
"Job security"(in 6 reviews)
"Telework"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 21 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 18 reviews)
Cons
"Red tape"(in 5 reviews)
"Government red"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Resource Assistant

I have been working at US Forest Service full-time

Pros

Knowledgeable, relaxed atmosphere, nice people

Cons

Covid made the position remote

Former Intern - Business Operations Intern

I worked at USDA Rural Development for less than a year

Pros

guided towards your interests/professional aspirations, welcoming team, lots of opportunities to ask questions

Cons

Internship was conducted remotely due to COVID-19

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