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"Changing very fast"

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Current Employee - Research Molecular Biologist in Beltsville, MD
Current Employee - Research Molecular Biologist in Beltsville, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at US Agricultural Research Service full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Federal employment has well known perks. Problem solving at the cutting edge to make improvements for agriculture is important and makes work rewarding.

Cons

Constantly being under the microscope. One size fits all pay and training requirements. Lack of flexibility in approach and purchasing. Purchasing has become the beast that dictates everyone's performance. Low level employees with most power and they are afraid of being held accountable to outdated purchasing requirements. This really needs to change.

Advice to Management

Hire, Fire, and reward. Move faster.

Other Employee Reviews for US Agricultural Research Service

  1. "Food and Nutrition Service"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Agricultural Research Service full-time

    Pros

    Job stability and pay. Opportunities to travel to the various states and territories in the Western United States.

    Cons

    Training could be better. Also, career advancement opportunities are usually restricted at the regional office level.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the federal employees who are retirement eligible but still on the job. Many of these individuals do not perform at an acceptable level.


  2. "USDA Enumerator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enumerator in Olympia, WA
    Current Employee - Enumerator in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Agricultural Research Service part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked with other enumerators collecting information about farm economy grain plots testing and become more informed on how agricultural is important for the people in the USA

    Cons

    Getting farmers to cooperate and get numbers that made sense

    Advice to Management

    Do not ask the same question over and over and agencies need to work together. Risk Management. Farm Service Agency and the USDA.

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