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Environmental Protection Agency Reviews

Updated January 17, 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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Good benefits, good work/life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    EPA is a 'white hat' public service job. For most who work there, it is a several-decade career (quit rates in the public sector are very low). The benefits are good and there's a good work/life balance

    Cons

    EPA is a political agency - they do what Congress allows them to do. As such, EPA is not a good place for 'save the world' types, because they'll just get frustrated.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more proactive than reactive.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Protection Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Environmental Protection Specialist in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    meaningful work, passionate staff, good benefits

    Cons

    poor technology, bureaucracy, challenging to navigate political climate


  9. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Protection Agency full-time

    Pros

    Great place for interns to DC.

    Cons

    Lack of worker accountability due to poor management in areas.


  10. "Volunteer"

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, nice people.

    Cons

    There is no pay for interns


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