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"Federal Govt"

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Current Employee - Education Training Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Education Training Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Benefits are excellent including pension, leave, and health care.

Cons

Most hires at this level come from current staff.

Other Employee Reviews for IRS

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Just a job with lack of career progression for someone over qualified with good performance evaluations"

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    Current Employee - Tax Examiner in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Tax Examiner in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IRS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay considering the opportunities that are not available in the private sector with the current state of the economy. Good benefits. If your in with the right clique, opportunities are limitless.

    Cons

    Lack of career development. After completing a BS and MS in accounting, I was still unable to get a better job (Revenue Agent). Currently working on a MS in Taxation, hopefully this helps. This organization is very keen on years worked and the use of performance evaluations in selecting individuals for jobs. If you challenge your evaluation, this will lead to a hostile working environment (be careful on challenging evaluations). Nepotism and cliques gain advancement opportunities as opposed to the best qualified job applicant. Motivation killer. Advice for future employees, fake it to you make it. I also would like to point out something fishy. If you look on USAJOBS, you will begin to notice that there are more jobs available for those in position of GS-9 to GS-15 while the position below GS-9 are not as many when compared. Hmmmmmm. We are in a current hiring freeze but yet the position available for GS-9 and up, exceed the number of positions for employees GS-7 and below. For the 2013 year, are bonuses are being cut. Two years ago, they eliminated are tuition reimbursement. In my opinion, I think the GS steps are next on the chopping block to reducing the so called imaginary federal budget that exist but yet the IRS collects the most revenue in the federal government. Many people within the job have a nasty attitute, who could blame them after the cons of the job.

    Advice to Management

    My chances are better at hitting the powerball jackpot then giving advice to management that may listen, so why waste my time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I guess you just have to see for yourself....more than taxes"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IRS as an intern

    Pros

    Upward mobility is fast if you make the right friends
    Many different offices to give you varied experience
    Lots of locations to choose from

    Cons

    Career Opportunities are limited for innovative individuals
    Must play the game to move forward
    Promotions not communicated to anyone allowing for secrecy
    Career development not encouraged

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