US Secret Service - Interesting law enforcement job, see the world, long hours, very tough on family life | Glassdoor
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"Interesting law enforcement job, see the world, long hours, very tough on family life"

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Former Employee - Special Agent in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Special Agent in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at US Secret Service full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Everyday is different and the travel can be interesting. You go to places you would otherwise never see on vacation. The criminal cases are complex can be challenging.

Cons

High divorce rate. The travel and long hours are hard on your family.

Advice to Management

Take care of your employees or the good ones will move on...

Other Employee Reviews for US Secret Service

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Good place to work but dealing with problems"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Special Agent In Charge in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assistant Special Agent In Charge in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The United States Secret Service has a strong dual mission of protecting world leaders and safeguarding the US financial system against counterfeit currency. Everything they do is geared towards accomplishing the job at hand. The people are first class in their dedication to their job. I am proud to say I work for the Secret Service and to be associated with these people.

    Another plus to working for the Secret Service is the opportunity to travel around the country and the world. The protective mission of the Secret Service offers the opportunity to see the world on the government's dime.

    Cons

    The Secret Service is going through a difficult time right now with several lawsuits files by black agents who did not feel they were promoted fairly against other white agents. The whole promotion based system for agents is not on the level and it really focuses on who you know within the agency.The lawsuits have overshadowed the fine work of many people people.

    There is also a tendency within the department to not deal with personnel issues. This is also a drain on morale as the people who do perform often have to make up the slack for those who do not.

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing and address the problems head on.


  2. "Great people great agency."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Secret Service full-time

    Pros

    Endless opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    Strong potential to move when they want where they want

    Advice to Management

    Keep upn the great work!

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