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Found 721 of over 964 reviews

Updated Sep 24, 2023

    1. 5.0
      Sep 10, 2023
      Physical Scientist
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
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      Lots of opportunities, management encourages you to network and make connections as they know people move around to scale their pay. Everyone really works for a united cause and cares deeply about their work. I cherish the work I do and actually feel like it makes a difference to low income communities in need.


      Positions cap out easily, have to move sections or divisions to scale pay

      1. 2.0
        Sep 10, 2023
        HR Specialist
        Former Employee, more than 3 years
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        -More flexible about schedules and telework than most federal agencies, largely because of the unions holding their ground -Staff are deeply committed to the agency's mission -Senior leadership is deeply committed to DEIA planning (but they struggle with implementation)


        -Bifurcation of HR Shared Service Center and OHR means SSC leadership has too much power and faces zero accountability whatsoever; -Managers blame HR for hiring delays rather than addressing the root cause of their high turnover rate - toxic leadership styles that make people leave; -Desperate to retain staff, senior officials in the region offices convinced HQ to stop "poaching" the regions of their staff by restricting detail/temp promotion opportunities in HQ offices to staff who are already within the HQ office/AAship, i.e. deprive regional staff of opportunities to advance their careers; -OHR is more concerned with reacting to and putting out fires than they are about being proactive/forward thinking, giving managers a sense of direction, and preventing things from spiraling out of control; -Understaffing is normalized due to wasteful recruitment & outreach practices and the agency's inability to effectively train and care for its staff, meaning people are constantly pulled in a million directions and pushed to their limits; -Strong biases for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Veterans, where RPCVs are groomed for management and some hiring officials encourage the use of RPCV and Direct Hire authorities to subvert veterans' preference; -With so many employees who have spent their entire careers at the agency, people struggle to adapt and go to great lengths to resist change; -Every region/AAship has its own way of doing things and seldom communicates with one another, resulting in widespread information siloes

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      Environmental Protection Agency has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 964 reviews left anonymously by employees. 86% of employees would recommend working at Environmental Protection Agency to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Environmental Protection Agency employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Environmental Protection Agency. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

      86% of Environmental Protection Agency employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Environmental Protection Agency 4.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Environmental Protection Agency to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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