US Department of Homeland Security Overview

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  • www.dhs.gov
  • Washington, DC
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 2004
  • Government
  • Federal Agencies
  • Less than $1 million (USD)

CompetitorsUNKNOWN

The US Department of Homeland Security exists to keep America safe. Created in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the department is devoted to keeping the US safe from natural and man-made disaster. Its activities include domestic nuclear detection, intelligence ...

US Department of Homeland Security Reviews

3.8
72%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
Approve of CEO
Kirstjen Nielsen
Kirstjen Nielsen
110 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"Security"

Feb 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in United States

Pros

Potential for growth, steady, different positions

Cons

No benefits for part time, favoritism
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Diversity & Inclusion at US Department of Homeland Security

4.0
(76 Reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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How is diversity at US Department of Homeland Security?

...diversity are very condescending....Read More

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US Department of Homeland Security Interviews

Experience
Positive67%
Negative10%
Neutral22%
Getting an Interview
Applied online71%
In Person11%
Employee Referral10%
Difficulty
2.9
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  1. Special Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Homeland Security (United States)

    Interview

    The interview started off with polite small talk, and then transitioned into the questions and answers portion. After starting with the usual list of behavioral questions (none stood out as unique or noteworthy), the Special Agent conducting the interview began to ask questions to see if I had done my homework regarding my specific agency. The questions were about the year of founding, the name of the current director, and typical case focus for SA's.

    However, what made the interview a negative experience were the last types of questions that were presented. These were not typical interview questions, but were ones that were asked to seemingly see if I was too "soft" for the culture. How long can you actually stand on your feet at a time? How little sleep do you need? The issue was that every answer I would give, he would give a response of how that is not enough or I need to be harder. The questions were not difficult per se, but were challenging in that my responses were never good enough.
    Interview

    How long can you stay on your feet before needing to sit down?

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US Department of Homeland Security Awards & Accolades

  • Federal 100 AwardFederal Computer Week2015
  • America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government AgenciesDiversityBusiness.com2012

US Department of Homeland Security FAQ

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What is health insurance like at US Department of Homeland Security?

...Great pay and health insurance....

February 13, 2019

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