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"Life on the move"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Environmental Specialist
Current Employee - Environmental Specialist
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at FEMA full-time

Pros

Great pay, amazing opportunities for the kinds of work you can't do in the private sector, many intelligent colleagues, overtime is only expected during a disaster.

Cons

Overtime (12 hr days, 7 days a week) is expected during disasters, many unintelligent colleagues that seem to get promotions rather than demotions.

Advice to Management

Never be afraid to write a bad performance review. If someone isn't doing their job, yet that is never reflected in their review, it hurts us all when that person is promoted.

Other Employee Reviews for FEMA

  1. "It's office work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Management Specialist
    Current Employee - Emergency Management Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FEMA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A job, pays well, very busy, follow chain of command, clear direction on work expectations.

    Cons

    Can be brutally busy when disasters are rocking. Long hours, quick schedule changes due to current need. This is to be expected.


  2. "Its wonderful to help people during a disaster"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DAE
    Current Employee - DAE
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Helping people during a disaster
    2. Opportunities for training
    3. Travel

    Cons

    A DAE position is on call. That means you only work if there is training or a disaster. No benefits are provided. You travel to the disaster. That means not everyone is in a position to be a DAE.

    Advice to Management

    FEMA has many lessons learned and has made many improvements. I would like more feedback from management on the new programs. Also, I would like to work more often, but I do not wish for disasters!!!

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