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Washington, DC
10000+ employees
2004
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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 ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Special Agent in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Special Agent in Newark, NJ
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    I worked at US Department of Homeland Security full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Coming from county Law Enforcement, parlaying that experience into federal government was a decision I'll never regret. Their Federal Employee Retirement System, Federal Employee Government Life Insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, health benefits, and upward mobility options are just some of the perks of working for this agency.

    Cons

    As with any new agency, there were growing pains. A lack of communication still remains between sub agencies, which hinders crucial dissemination of intelligence. The kinks will be worked out eventually. Hopefully!

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US Department of Homeland Security Photos

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US Department of Homeland Security Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at US Department of Homeland Security.

    Interview

    It was an interesting experience as it was my first internship. The outcome was a good one and there weren't any surprises. I didn't stay too long for the internship since it was only a semester long.

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US Department of Homeland Security Awards & Accolades

  • Federal 100 Award(Luke McCormack- CIO), Federal Computer Week, 2015
  • America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies(#2), DiversityBusiness.com, 2012
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