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"Get it done."

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Current Employee - Curriculum Manager in Pensacola, FL
Current Employee - Curriculum Manager in Pensacola, FL
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I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Stable work. Challenging work and people. Allows you a chance to support the military.

Cons

Pay that does not change. Promotion opportunities are almost none existent. if you move to another location and the locality pay is lower. You have to take a pay cut. Work with a lot of retired military who are not qualified for the jobs but were hired because of their prior military status.

Advice to Management

Hire people who are qualified and promote people who have earned it.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Defense

  1. "One of the few attorneys who actually enjoys practicing the legal profession."

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Attorney in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supporting the military in the field of government contracts and acquisitions may sound boring, but it's actually quite rewarding when helping others acquire assets that can help save lives, or foster technology that will make the US less vulnerable to attack by enemies of our nation. Interaction with people in this area is typically non-confrontational, which is a big difference with working in litigation in the private sector. Also, Government jobs tend to be more stable and secure than in the private sector - another big plus considering thie present economy, especially the job market for lawyers.

    Cons

    Not surprisingly, in the Government funding for suppiles and training is sometimes a bit of a struggle to obtain. But, we always seem to get what we need. Our office is not as generously staffed, in manning or supplies, as some of the major companies in the private sector becuase of tight budget constraints..


  2. "DoD behind the times on diversity and inclusion but provides stable career"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good camaraderie, stable income, variety of career paths for both military and civilians

    Cons

    Old-fashioned, conservative values can get in the way of equality and civil rights even in the face of executive orders and OPM policy demanding equality, diversity, and inclusion; the LGBT community within DoD receives no partner or survivor benefits unlike its counterparts at the State Department

    Advice to Management

    Strategically plan how to include the LGBT workforce to the fullest extent allowed under the law instead of playing catch up after the executive orders/laws are changed. Include LGBT as strategic HR/EO partners by including the community as one of the Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPM). Lean forward with diversity and inclusion rather than waiting for it to be mandated and enforced.

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