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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. "DHS/TSA"

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    Current Employee - Security Manager
    Current Employee - Security Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No two days are ever alike! If you are good at following basic guidelines and using your
    "gut instinct" then it is a rewarding and challenging job.

    Cons

    No two days are ever alike. Many times you have to respond to irate passengers and to incidents that require you to make decisions that can have deadly consequences should you make the wrong decision.

    Advice to Management

    I am middle management, however, I would just say to treat people the way you would want to be treated.


  2. "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

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