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Environmental Protection Agency Reviews

Updated October 3, 2018
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  • "Red tape slows things down a lot" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Federal employment is unlike that in the private sector" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Program Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    great place for career growth

    Cons

    focus tend to shift with changing policies, which is typical in government agencies


  2. "Working for The Donald"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    Helping the planet, when they let you

    Cons

    How can you survive this place without cognitive dissonance? New administration comes in and asks you to undo everything you did the last 8 years.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the experts

  3. "A totally adequate place to work"

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can feel good about what you do (most of the time)
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Most of workforce is stuck in their ways
    Performance is not rewarded as much as how long you've been there is

    Advice to Management

    Retire


  4. "Social Scientist"

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

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    Life-Work Balance and job security in the position.

    Cons

    A lot of writing and briefings with senior staff.


  5. Helpful (1)

    ""It Depends Who You Work For""

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    Former Employee - Executive Director, Myself in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Director, Myself in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay/benefits, work worth doing (if only they would let you)

    Cons

    Some locations consist of absolutely horrendous management cults. Many managers could care less about the environment. Now it is worse. The current administration is gutting the soul of the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Respect technical training and knowledge. Consider that you may not have been selected for manageent because you are God's gift to us all. Dismantle the management country club. Eliminate regulatory capture. Trump appointees and suckups- please die so people can start to rebuild the agency you killed, which in some locations wasn't that great anyway, but you guys are way worse.


  6. "Good agency."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible, gym onsite.

    Cons

    Professional development is difficult in my division.


  7. "Not What I Thought It was going to be"

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    Current Employee - Information Specialist
    Current Employee - Information Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Government Service benefits and pay scale

    Cons

    Little to no training or advancement in career. They tend to not hire from within.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more mentoring, engage with employee and offer more team building opportunities

  8. "Great Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    Telework
    Benefits
    Performance Awards

    Cons

    Hard to advance
    Senior Management


  9. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits; friendly co-workers; people care

    Cons

    Really, really, difficult to get meaningful work done; ineffective leaders stay on for a while.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage efficiency, collaboration, fight complacency


  10. "very good opportunity for summer intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    people are very nice. You can learn a lot from different professionals. Salary is fine.

    Cons

    No wifi, can't use a personal laptop. Badge processing is way too long.


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