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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
Recommends
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. "Safe and secure"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Job security
    Good benefits
    Flexible work hours
    Ability to move up in a specific career path
    Opportunities for training/education

    Cons

    Beauracracy/red tape makes it difficult to get job done sometimes
    Unmotivated coworkers
    Little room for creativity

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more creativity and innovation from employees, instead of focusing on the way things have always been done.


  2. "IT Program Manager for DoD"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for DoD gives you an opportunity to support some very unique, interesting, and important missions and technology.

    Cons

    Not all DoD work is unique or interesting, though I think most of it is important. If you are a hands-on tech type, I would tend to stay away as most of that work gets contracted out and the gov't folks just do oversight and "management." It is very difficult to move up the ranks and mainatin a tech focus.

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