US Department of Labor - stable but no room for innovation | Glassdoor
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"stable but no room for innovation"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Approves of CEO

Pros

It is a stable job where you can make errors and still marginally eke out a career. You can gain business acumen and learn a lot about the regulator's perspective

Cons

There was not much room for growth. There is a set career path and promotion is slow. Bureaucratic chain of command

Advice to Management

Eliminiate government inefficiency, allow more innovative ideas, less holidays and sick leave, decentralize management structure, digitalize all filed for enhanced transparency

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Labor

  1. "Excellent starting point for career in economics / public policy"

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    Former Employee - Student Clerk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Student Clerk in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Significant independence and responsibilities on major projects
    - Nice camaraderie and work/life balance
    - Many professional development opportunities
    - Very positive interaction with managers

    Cons

    - Compensation might be lower than similar roles in the private sector
    - Work might sometimes seem to be a small part of a whole

    Advice to Management

    None really


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - SCEP in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - SCEP in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, easy job, good on the resume

    Cons

    Boring, felt like I was wasting tax payers dollars

    Advice to Management

    Because I was in a student position I felt like I was looked down upon. But really I was a 25 year old who was getting my masters degree and I didn't appreciate feeling like "the child". Many of the workers have vetran status and that is how they got into government. So it seems like many it was the only job they have ever had. So creativity was not what I expected from a government agency. Some management are just bidding their time till retirement.


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