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"Life's a roller coaster"

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Former Employee - Public Affairs Supervisor in Wichita Falls, TX
Former Employee - Public Affairs Supervisor in Wichita Falls, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You will have the opportunity to work and serve with some of America's finest individuals while serving your country as a civil service member.

Cons

Leadership constantly changes and so do does each of their agendas. It's a constant run in the hamster wheel. If you do not like change or not having control over it, its not the job for you.

Advice to Management

Rather than having personal agendas to get your next star or promotion think about the community that is affected and what is left behind once you leave.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Defense

  1. "GS Deputy Director in the Department of Defense"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great mission - working with good people.
    -Generally good working conditions (in the Pentagon)
    -Flexibility in schedule as the job is mission focused

    Cons

    Sequestration is putting a severe pall over employment opportunities (hiring freeze)
    Lack of control due to budget issues in the Federal Government as a whole.


  2. "EA yet to be discovered"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment: largest, most complex, unstructured systems and fragile infrastructures.

    Cons

    Old generation of IT management layers and political appointees; textbook repeaters, ... etc.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Make room for next generation.

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