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"Slow to change, good work life balance"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

You will rarely feel pressured to work long hours, and the managers are supportive of employees. While you may start at a low salary, it increases regularly and substantially depending on the position.

Cons

Slow to change, and not a great deal of room to advance to a leadership position.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to work if you want work-life balance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative decision making, extremely broad range of issues to research and gain expertise on (you won't get assigned to working foreign tax credit issues for a year, like happens at Big 4), fairly flat work organization. I disagree with many other posters that pay raises are based on seniority alone - I have had several merit increases and get other bonuses in years when I am prevented from receiving a merit (permanent) salary increase.

    Cons

    Aging workforce and management. Incredibly techno-phobic workplace. The IRS solution to Information Tech is to block it, prevent it, ignore it, all while saying they need to do this to maintain taxpayer confidence. This issue comes up regularly at mtgs with taxpayers, who shake their head in amazement at how backward the IRS systems are.

    Advice to Management

    Get real about IT. Hire outside vendors and let them propose to upper management what the possible solutions are, then work top down to make sure it happens. Give your employees the analytical, research and IT tools to do their jobs, so that they can compete better with sophisticated taxpayers.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Decent, unremarkable but great co-workers (for the most part)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in New Carrollton, MD
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in New Carrollton, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great co-workers, great building (located right next to metro, nice cafeteria, great fitness center, and decent outdoor space).

    Cons

    Only interested in boosting completion of task numbers, and once you meet a goal they keep increasing, to the point where you are so beat from working, the stress is not worth the job security.

    Advice to Management

    A results-only work method leaves the employees tired, frustrated, and unmotivated to help reach goals.

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