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ATF Reviews

Updated September 13, 2018
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  1. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ATF full-time

    Pros

    Diverse Casework and good work life balance

    Cons

    None that I could think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Investigative Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ATF full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible and Great benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of politics & depending on your supervisor, you either love coming to work, or hate it. Also, no growth/opportunities for IAs. Unless you're an agent, you're stuck as an IA for life.

  3. "Job was great but too many issues with supervisors with little experience."

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    Former Employee - Special Agent in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Special Agent in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ATF full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work hand in hand with local law enforcement.

    Cons

    Supervisors with little experience and preselection of many supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They are smarter than you give them credit. Make things hard on them, they can make you look bad. Give them credit for what they do and they can make you look like a “rock star.”


  4. "Decent job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ATF full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Pay
    Job can be interesting at times.

    Cons

    Management could be more mission focused


  5. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ATF (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and people; excellent pay

    Cons

    Long hours and weekends required


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Could be nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ATF full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent People
    Family oriented
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    Questionable chain of command
    Boring
    Not stimulating
    Cannot learn anything new
    No training
    Rewards laziness of Agents and IOIs (how hard is it the make a copy or mail something yourself)
    You are seen as more of a secretary than an analyst.

    Advice to Management

    Do better


  7. "Review from current employee"

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    Current Employee - Country Attache in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Country Attache in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ATF (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Agency to work for and great potential for advancement

    Cons

    Duties and responsibilities can be demanding at times taking away from personal time

  8. "IA"

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    Current Employee - Investigative Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Investigative Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good workload and promotion potential

    Cons

    An office full of type-A personalities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "ATF Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working environment, training, travel and career opportunities. Working at ATF, and with other government agencies is one of the best moves anyone cane make. If you are interested in law enforcement, intelligence or nearly any other type of work, it can be found working for the Federal government.

    Cons

    Very often, politics plays a role in promotion and other advancement opportunities. But, this is really no different than in any other working or corporate scenario.


  10. "Battalion Commander formerly/ Department Head"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It gives you an administrative perspective versus a field operative as a sniper.

    Cons

    You have to get use to being stationary in doors (administrative) . When you work in the other direction you are constantly on the move outdoors 86% of the time.

    Advice to Management

    I really do not have any. I was a new graduate. So any hands on experience gained , I believe is good in your chosen profession. It is just as therapeutic as a lab in a theoretical class setting.