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"Good place for entry level employment"

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Current Employee - Tax Examiner in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Tax Examiner in Philadelphia, PA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Stable schedule. You know what your hours are. You know what you're getting paid, there is no guess work, and you know when you get raises.

Cons

It can become repetitive after awhile.

Advice to Management

I wish there was a quicker response time to employee made requests. For example, changes in your schedule or certain disputes can take a while to get resolved.

Other Employee Reviews for IRS

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A great learning opportunity"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Individual Taxpayer Advisory Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Individual Taxpayer Advisory Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will receive a lot of training, you are not expected to work beyond your 40 hours, if you do a good job you will recieve good performance reviews and food feedback from your manager

    Cons

    Low pay, inability to "step out of the box" because you must stick to the script when dealing with taxpayers and they make sure you do by recording your every word and then basing your performance reviews on this


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Internal Revenue Agent in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Internal Revenue Agent in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance is the best you can get (but see the flip-side to this coin below).
    Job security is the best you can get..
    The training is good (big $ spent on that) and if you apply yourself you can quickly become an expert in both tax and audit.
    Interesting work (if you pick a good city, you will get to work with a variety of different industries).

    Cons

    It's a 40-hour/week job. Period. And you will get paid the same as everyone else at your grade, regardless of individual accomplishment. No opportunity to earn more and promotion within the grade/step system is based on seniority.
    Performance is graded by ability to follow the IRM, not by results ($), which is frustrating for those who are results-oriented, but admittedly, I can't think of a better alternative.
    Requires a high-tolerance for mindless paperwork, most of it merely for evaluative purposes (e.g., check sheets to "prove" to the case reviewers that you followed the required steps in the audit).

    Advice to Management

    Overall I think they are doing a good job, but work to eliminate excessive paperwork and job satisfaction will increase.


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