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Environmental Protection Agency Reviews

Updated May 3, 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt
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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. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Attorney-Advisor
    Current Employee - Attorney-Advisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of varying projects, case teams, policy and data groups to work on.

    Cons

    Highly politicized. Job security can be put into political jeopardy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support employee growth through training and educational opportunities.


  2. "Federal Agency with great people but headed in the wrong direction"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment; career advancement; training opportunities beyond entry level employment

    Cons

    Change in administration has had a tremendous impact on workforce morale

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there

  3. "Financial Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Used to be protect the Environment and Human Health

    Cons

    No Longer Seeks To Protect the Environment and Human Health- now a hand servant to big oil lobbyists

    Advice to Management

    Need to rediscover honesty and ethical business practices because both have either been forgotten or purposefully abandoned


  4. "Great mission, typical federal government speed"

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    Former Employee - Special Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Special Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very mission oriented and dedicated team members. Interesting work. Flexible work options available and great benefits.

    Cons

    Typical cubical office with few windows.


  5. "Special Agent"

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

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was able to engage with the public to ensure compliance within the regulated communities.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and politically driven agenda


  6. "Student Working at EPA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - very relaxed work environment
    - good pay and flexibility with hours

    Cons

    - limited mentorship for entry-level employees
    - really bureaucratic
    - seemed like nothing was accomplished during presidential transition, which was pretty inefficient


  7. "Great place to gain experience for short term as research fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to gain experience at govt or policy level. One of the most prominent brand name in the area of environment.

    Cons

    Slow work, bureaucracy can be annoying.

  8. "Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    Very nice place to work.

    Cons

    It is a government pay scale.


  9. "Trying very hard to protect health"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    Career staff are very good at their jobs and understand policy. Work life is flexible.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to manage up and get promoted in the government.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff


  10. "Regulatory Agency"

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    Current Employee - Regulations in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Regulations in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Agency mission is still relevant - ecosystem protection
    Ability to serve and protect the general public
    Advantage of working with like-minded colleagues and managers

    Cons

    Federal Government so unavoidable bureaucracy
    Promotion opportunities may be limited after certain grade levels
    Project visibility may prove selective or exclusive at times for a chosen few

    Advice to Management

    Good supervisors remain accessible leaders who are fair, open and understanding of differing opinions, opportunities and options that help both the agency and its employees


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