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"Secure government job, but management is lacking"

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Current Employee - Security Specialist in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Security Specialist in Washington, DC
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Job security as a fed, lots of room to move because the agency is so large

Cons

Training is lacking, components are resistant to working seamlessly together

Advice to Management

Develop a method for individuals to voice concerns without reprimand

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Homeland Security

  1. "Great Internship Opportunity"

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    Former Intern - Policy Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Policy Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Homeland Security as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    -was able to contribute substantively to many projects
    -leadership very open to meeting with interns about projects, goals, career advice, etc.
    -floor staff reached out a lot to involve me in projects or meetings they thought I might find interesting
    -lots of training and professional development opportunities

    Cons

    -impossible to transition to employment, even after ten months of glowing reviews
    -refuses to sponsor even lowest-level security clearances for interns, even long-term interns, which limits the work that can be done
    -overall culture of the Department is quite petty
    -turnover is high because many use DHS to get into DoD/DoS

    Advice to Management

    -more opportunities for interns to become employees
    -create more pride in the agency


  2. "There is a very good reason that it is rated the Worst Place to Work in Federal Government."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security full-time

    Pros

    Excellent promotion potential. People move up quickly. The job really does matter, and you feel like you're adding value for Americans.

    Cons

    Take a bunch of disconnected organizations, cram them together, and what you get is chaos. There is no way to achieve the mission and please the media. You will always be the villain.

    Advice to Management

    Management is clueless and only interested in lining up a choice consulting gig after the resign.

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