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"There is no such thing as leadership or management!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Decent salary, respected title, decent benefits.

Cons

Some of the senior staffers have been at DOL for over a quarter of a century. They do not understand how technology has changed the workforce. We have wasted BILLIONS of money on programs that do not work, but senior career staffers remember how they worked "back in the day". Most career staffers are so old that they do not want to change anything because they only a year or two to retirement and they just want to sit there buying time until they retire. If anyone comes up with a new idea, it dies because the senior career staffers do not want to do anything new.

Advice to Management

Political leaders are good in front of the cameria, but they need work on leading!

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Labor

  1. Helpful (2)

    "High Pay, Low Expectations"

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    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation seems high for the amount of work that we do. The benefits are good. There is no problem taking time off for medical or personal reasons.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. Half of the frontline managers and all of the senior management is just the worst I have ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Try asking employees for feedback once in a while, and then listen to it. They are out of touch with what we do. If they had a choice between doing nothing, and doing something with a neutral outcome for themselves that would benefit their employees immensely, they will always choose to do nothing rather than lift a finger.


  2. "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
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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