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"The Department of Labor is a very well-rounded place to start one's career"

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Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
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Pros

The Department of Labor provides a great job opportunity for those who are just getting out of college or grad school as well as seasoned employees. There are a number of special programs for MBA fellows, similar to that of other branches of the Federal Government. All the technology if fairly up to date and generally everyone is friendly. Hours are reasonable and flexible.

Cons

The Bureaucracy is frustrating at times, especially for new employees or individuals who are new to the GS pay schedule.

Advice to Management

I would recommend keeping up the good work and encouraging collaboration and innovation that is critical in this day and age.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Labor

  1. Helpful (3)

    "If you're looking for job security this is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package and job security. You can potentially cross train with a different Federal Agency without much competition from the general public. Once you get hired for a position, you are on probation for 1 year. Once the probation period is complete, you are in and the rest is up to your job performance. You also receive automatic pay raises (step increases) for the first 4 consecutive years. This is in addition to the cost of living raise voted on by Congress each year.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity for being promoted outside Washington, DC. You must remain in your current Grade/step for a minimum of 1 year before you can apply for a higher position. In other words, you cannot be promoted more than once within the same year.

    Advice to Management

    Be more personable


  2. "Senior Wage Hour Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Enjoyed working with co-worker
    Opportunities to travel
    Opportunities to earn overtime
    Flexible work schedules available
    Don't have to work that hard
    Money is great for the work you do
    Only have to work 40 hours per week if that's what you want

    Cons

    People who aren't that smart get promoted
    Lack of transparency from highers up
    Sometimes purpose of rules aren't made clear

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