Environmental Protection Agency Reviews

Updated Apr 26, 2020

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3.4
57%
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler
Andrew Wheeler
25 Ratings
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  • "Red tape slows things down a lot(in 16 reviews)

  • "EPA is a political agency - they do what Congress allows them to do(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Chemical Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer 

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Place to work and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of now

    Environmental Protection Agency2019-11-21
  2. "Good place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Politics as anticipated; but it’s manageable

    Environmental Protection Agency2020-04-26
  3. "Great place to work and learn"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    interesting research in lots of area one can learn and publish as a postdoc

    Cons

    Paper works and admin processes can be slow

    Environmental Protection Agency2020-04-26
  4. "Great job, strong mission"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Research Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Research funding, Job security, benefits, mission and generally good co-workers

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is heavy. Research funding follows political winds

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    Environmental Protection Agency2020-04-16
  5. "Talk to a random person in the group before deciding to work here"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Environmental Protection Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working here really depends on if you have a good manager. Do your homework before accepting.

    Cons

    Bad managers don't have repercussions.

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    Environmental Protection Agency2020-04-12
  6. "Good goals, lots of bureaucracy"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Project Officer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    reliable, telework options, flexible projects

    Cons

    bureaucracy, slow progress, heavy paperwork

    Environmental Protection Agency2020-03-10
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dump Trump"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Life Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The mission, in light of climate change we need to protect human health and environment.

    Cons

    Current Administration is gutting the agency

    Environmental Protection Agency2020-01-22
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Impactful mission, some of the smartest, passionate people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Force First Lieutenant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Impactful mission, some of the smartest, passionate people

    Cons

    bureaucracy... Administration changes... stovepipes aren't conducive to addressing today's environmental sustainability challenges

    Environmental Protection Agency2020-01-16
  9. "EPA Post docs in NC"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing working environment My mentor treated me as an equal rather than a tyro (I know that not all mentors do though)

    Cons

    Limited in the work you can do by the current political administration Basically impossible to get a full-time, permanent gig

    Environmental Protection Agency2020-01-17
  10. "Great place to work."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at Environmental Protection Agency full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great employees who are changing the world.

    Cons

    Not enough training provided for growth and advancement.

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    Environmental Protection Agency2020-01-15
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