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"A challenging and rewarding place to work"

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Former Employee - Public Information Officer in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Public Information Officer in Washington, DC

I worked at FEMA part-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

If you like making a difference in in the life of someone who has been through a tragedy then FEMA may be the place for you to work.

Cons

If you don't like to travel then it may not be the job for you. Also, while on a disaster site you work long hour often seven days a week. The upside is that you are paid for every hour you work.

Advice to Management

The biggest problem I saw with management is that they often utilize people for their weaknesses and not their strengths.

Other Employee Reviews for FEMA

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not the right fit for everyone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FEMA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good compensation and benefits (maybe a little too much actually)

    Cons

    Management is filled with smart people who know nothing about managing/leading PEOPLE.

    Advice to Management

    Some basic social skills and leadership training would greatly help.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The roles have changed regarding the structure"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HM Chief Executive Officer SPEC Trainee in Atlantic City, NJ
    Current Employee - HM Chief Executive Officer SPEC Trainee in Atlantic City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FEMA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay , accomodations, perdiem and transportation is very good. Most of the supervisors are caring and accomodating. The training is accessible and professional.

    Cons

    The organization is being restrucured. They have four years to make the new structure work. The current prediction is it will take at least three years to complete Trainee status. FEMA is an on-call job. You must be available at least 10 months a year but there is no guarantee you will be deployed.

    Advice to Management

    Try to guarantee the troops a minimum number of workdays per year. Shorten the Qualification period. Encourage and allow cross-training.


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