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"Employee Benefits Security Administration"

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Former Employee - Research Economist in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Research Economist in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at US Department of Labor full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Only basic research performed with little real opportunity to perform serious research.

Cons

Poor choice for researchers, as much of real research is farmed out to private companies. No opportunity to have research published or even reviewed properly by peers. Low level research being performed there by Economics staff. Don't waste your time.

Advice to Management

Increase the ability of senior staff to provide good management guidance and a quality research manager to head the Economic Group. As there is no real opportunity for research to be performed at a higher level, there is no upward ability to create meaningful research. Seems that management is only interested in simple number crunching of already performed research or surveys done in private sector. All research is obtained from private firms.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Labor

  1. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Intern - Legal Inter in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Legal Inter in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Labor as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent mentoring, variety of work, no billable hour requirements, surrounded by intelligent and hard-working individuals

    Cons

    Give more of a variety of projects


  2. Helpful (3)

    "All the pros and cons of an important regulatory bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time

    Pros

    The work is important. The Department of Labor has some of the most important regulatory functions in government that I was proud to work on - protecting minimum wage workers from abuse/underpay, checking to make sure employers are not spending employee retirement/health benefits, enforcing some important health & safety issues in dangerous workplaces. This feels good.

    Cons

    US government - extremely bureaucratic. Results are not the point - following the process is the point. If you are driven or self-managing, this is not the right place for you.

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