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Environmental Protection Agency Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  • Typical of most government jobs with lots of red tape (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. "Awesome place to work with some of the most dedicated public servants."

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and very flexible work environment. Everyone is very educated and smart. Next to NASA, EPA has the most educated workforce.

    Cons

    Because this is a regulatory agency, it garners the interest of many outside groups. The work you do can be politicized. Outside political views about the Agency can also be annoying.

    Advice to Management

    At times there are some favoritism towards certain individuals. Stop that.


  2. "EPA"

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    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to design and implement policy , on top of research. Enthusiastic and smart colleagues, design policies that have significant impact

    Cons

    political swings, silo work culture and limited opportunties to move once at senior level

    Advice to Management

    make less siloed, encourage more cross pollutant knowledge and skills development, focus on continued career development and opportunities

  3. "current employee at EPA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    flexibility, respect, good management, co-workers,

    Cons

    it can be very hard to move around


  4. "Program Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Special Assistant
    Current Employee - Special Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health care coverage, and paid and sick leave, opportunities to move around internally to different positions in the form or short term reassignments, great to work with peers who truly care about communities, the environment and public health

    Cons

    No parental leave, changing administrations mean consistently changing goals and objectives (as can be expected working for a federal agency)


  5. "It specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Family friendly.

    Cons

    Office moved a little far out for my.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t play games.


  6. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    I've been lucky with great managers that utilize my skills and ensure that I am valued in the agency given my background. Benefits, work-life balance and salary are all top notch!

    Cons

    There are few advancement and training opportunities. The workforce continues to be reduced which increases the workload on others.


  7. "EPA Internship Review"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Internship in Lenexa, KS

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

    Pros

    They are very adaptable in allowing you to work where your interests are. There is also a very relaxed stress free environment with a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes people run a little slow. You may spend a lot of time waiting on other people in order to move forward on projects.

    Advice to Management

    The management did an overall great job at communicating with the interns there. I learned a lot from the management and gained a great amount of environmental experience.

  8. "Loved it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    Did such great work with great people

    Cons

    Can take a long time to get thing done.


  9. "Petty workplace, jealous coworkers, bosses only interested in self"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexiplace, hours, etc..but almost all fed gov jobs these days offer work at home and flexible schedules

    Cons

    Senior managers there too long, advancement involves being in social clubs, supervisors play favorites, Hires family members and friends of their family, they find a way around the red tape of nepotism. Really no chance of advancement unless you know someone The IG needs to investigate the place, Bad hiring practices.

    Advice to Management

    stop being unavailable, In meetings all day. Management Out of tune with technical topics. Stop hiring friends and friends of family members.


  10. "Records Managemednt Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a contractor but they never treated me badly. They acted like I was a federal employee like them.

    Cons

    We didn't get the same excellent benefits that federal employees got.


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