US Department of Defense - Overall nice place to work, not much chance for advancement unless you're military or a higher power official | Glassdoor
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"Overall nice place to work, not much chance for advancement unless you're military or a higher power official"

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Current Employee - Visual Information Specialist in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Visual Information Specialist in Washington, DC
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Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great benefits, location, decent pay and amenities.

Cons

Not much chance for advancement for intellectual worker bees and too many upper officials making too much money

Advice to Management

Cut from the top, increase the salaries a bit for the tech, scientist, smart civilian workforce as they have no other means of meaningful recognition as opposed to military and upper officials. Plenty of intelligent folks around here not getting the recognition to motivate them to stay on board except benefits.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Defense

  1. "Resource Advisor for Smaller Detachment of Evaluation Center"

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    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Nellis AFB, NV
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Nellis AFB, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, stable, fun, and rewarding

    Cons

    Office Politics and hidden patronage hinder some advancement and opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Less "Yes Men" and more backbone


  2. "Terrific mission, hard working colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Incredible mission to support military community
    - Seasoned, professional co-workers, supportive and team oriented working environment
    - Day to day variety in the job
    - Great benefits, quality of life balance

    Cons

    - Occasional frustration with bureaucracy
    - Occasional frustration being subject to political leadership
    - Lack of career development/training opportunities due to budgetary constraints

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