Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Reviews

Updated Jan 30, 2020

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Under Secretary Greg Ibach
Greg Ibach
3 Ratings
  1. "Excellent organization to work for"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Riverdale, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quick and efficient turn around on tasks/paperwork Friendly staff

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  2. "Ehh it's best to work somewhere else"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a very laid back environment

    Cons

    No motivation to work here Management does not care People are very lazy and have no drive in addition to not caring about anything

  3. "Unless you have to work here, dont"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OA 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There might be a few, absolutely wonderful departments to work for.

    Cons

    Besides that, the whole building, the whole federal scheme, is just TOXIC! You are not paid nearly enough, you are overused, then emotional abused as well. The hiring process is a complete joke, basically harassment-like. The environment will literally make you ill; it breaks your spirit so that you either end up leaving as soon as you can find another job, or you just become broken or angry. There isn't any true management, so everything is a mess. The management that does exist, doesn't care. Not to mention the ever-growing shut downs.

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  4. "Face passed high stress environment, but still a really great place to work!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Team 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    I positive working environment where people really care about the work they are doing.

    Cons

    The pace of the work is unsustainable given the staffing level. This creates a high stress environment.

  5. "Avian Influenza"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician in Pickerington, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    About half the employees are nice but fools. The other half will stab you in the back and look for any chance to do so.

    Cons

    They work you 50 hours, run you all over the state in their rental cars, force you to spend more time writing about how you spend your time than actually working, force you to give up your holiday and weekends to deploy for emergencies in towns with no hotel rooms left; keeping you away from home for three weeks straight and have to review training videos depicting how hateful older white employees are to younger hires of color. The costs of all their deductibles gobbles up 65% of your pay check. They trick you into buying over priced life/health insurance. It all geared to taking advantage of the employees like lowly slaves.

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  6. "Easily Replaceable But Good Experience"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - interesting people in and out - interesting research - work with live insects - multiple sectors to work in with different insects - variable duties - often repeated tasks (Feeding, counting) - field work - extremely flexible hours - easy and basic work

    Cons

    - you are replaceable and they don't empathize with pay, boss delays raises - tedious work can become monotonous - college students, unreliable - no sense of responsibility

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  7. "Biological Science Technician"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Biological Science Technician in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyable work, with enjoyable people.

    Cons

    Working for the government can be a hassle, and pay is not lucrative. Growth opportunities are limited.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Laid back organization"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Riverdale, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay, mostly friendly staff, metro subsidy

    Cons

    Extreme boredom, lots of rifts in IT, awful cafeteria

  9. "Management Analyst"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment, excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes have to wait for availability before getting a promotion

  10. "Budget Analyst"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverdale, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location Mission Small Schedule Pay People Commute

    Cons

    Management is horrible Small Not many openings

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