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"Great place for change agents either fresh out of college or an experienced career in industry."

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Former Employee - Management & Program Analyst in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Management & Program Analyst in Washington, DC
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Pros

Social networking, free and extensive training, great lateral mobility within government, high impact projects, and an excellent work/life balance.

Cons

Bureaucratic career ladder and minuscule pay/performance incentives can make work day-to-day. The career ladder is highly time restricted. Pay for performance is insignificant if not non-existent.

Advice to Management

The best managers and executives achieved their rank through accomplishment and not time served. Leadership is followership, as Colin Powell would say.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great work/life balance, but you make your own assessment with the other intangibles"

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    Former Employee - Internal Revenue Agent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Internal Revenue Agent in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing work/life balance. You can work 4 10-hour days per week and get a 3-day weekend every week! You can take vacation pretty much anytime you want to as long as you have the amount of time accumulated. Very flexible work schedule, as you make your own appointments and only have to go in to the office once or twice a week once you get a year of experience. Work is varied and you are rarely questioned by management about the decisions you make in regards to your audits as long as your decisions are well documented.

    Cons

    Salaried compensation is somewhat below the average for other comparably skilled jobs. Very rigid workpaper processes. Sometimes there is pressure to close audits faster than you deem reasonable. Lack of communication from one department to another. Huge bureaucracy. Rigid promotion process.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance the ease of communication between departments. Everything else is a product of the IRS being a part of the federal government, and can not be easily changed.


  2. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Special Agent in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Special Agent in Oakland, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    governement job with job security

    Cons

    government salary cap. prohibits incentives

    Advice to Management

    remove mobility requirement for advancement

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