IRS FAQ

Have questions about working at IRS? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at IRS.

All answers shown come directly from IRS Reviews and are not edited or altered.

55 English questions out of 55

August 25, 2019

What is paid time off like at IRS?

Pros

Great benefits, paid time off, federal holidays, flexible hours

Cons

Not enough upward mobility, poor morals

Advice to Management

Need more options for advancement

Great benefits, paid time off, federal holidays, flexible hours

August 25, 2019

See 47 more answers

August 12, 2021

Does IRS offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Advancement opportunities, pension, TSP, excellent benefits package, telework

Cons

I don’t have any complaints

Advancement opportunities, pension, TSP, excellent benefits package, telework

August 12, 2021

See 3 more answers

August 28, 2021

Does IRS offer massages?

Pros

Normal work hours, very rarely work weekends. Long history of telework. Great work life balance Great leave benefits Excellent Retirement Benefits Interesting and challenging work Great team environment

Cons

There is a lot of bureaucracy. Change happens very slowly. There are no free company lunches , free coffee, snacks, or other typical corporate perks.

Advice to Management

It should be easier to rotate every few years to different programs. This would help keep workers engaged. Senior management should take timely action to remove poor performers.

There are no free company lunches , free coffee, snacks, or other typical corporate perks.

August 28, 2021

See answer

October 14, 2021

Does IRS offer dental insurance?

Pros

Due to covid, telework opportunities are available. No guarantee they will remain though. The health insurance is very affordable & good coverage. All federal holidays are paid leave. Will move up a grade or step every year as long as you are minimally successful until you top out.

Cons

Too much for the pay. On the phones all day every day eventhough paper inventory work is injob description. Accountable to be perfect for too much info that is not attainable. Every year they add more & more to the job but haven't evaluated the pay to increase. Just 5 yrs ago a CSR only handled X amount of topics on the phone before transferring to a specialized dept. Now, the amount of topics the CSR handles has tripled, at least.

Advice to Management

Get rid of CER (centralized evaluative review). It is not helpful to the employees.

The health insurance is very affordable & good coverage.

October 14, 2021

See 1 more answer

July 5, 2019

Does IRS have a pension plan?

Pros

Meaning, purpose, stability, work-life balance, ethical and sincere colleagues. Learning curve in the first five years is vertical -- the work is hard, but it's worth it.

Cons

Pay is 30-40% less than in industry, but one must balance that against benefits and pension.

40% less than in industry, but one must balance that against benefits and pension.

July 5, 2019

See 12 more answers
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

55 English questions out of 55

Popular Careers with IRS Job Seekers

JobsSalariesInterviews