Environmental Protection Agency Employee Reviews about "work environment"
84% would recommend to a friend
(54 total reviews)
62% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 28, 2023
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- "Bad management: from the director level all the way up to the administrator." (in 30 reviews)
- "The work is frequently boring and the managers are frequently incompetent." (in 18 reviews)
- "The flavor of the monthis embraced by senior management with unquestioning vigor." (in 7 reviews)
- "lack of leadership and detail opportunities" (in 6 reviews)
- "Bad work/life balance, culture of overworking" (in 5 reviews)
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- 1.0Nov 12, 2014Student Services ContractorCurrent Contractor, more than 1 yearArlington, VA
Friendly, knowledgeable coworkers - that's about it.
No opportunity for advancement. Not very good pay for area. Demeaning contracting officer representative. Unchallenging assignments. NO BENEFITS. I worked as a 'Student Services Contractor' - so, not a federal position. I'm sure it's much better for the feds. They struggled to pay me on a regular basis. I didn't receive first paycheck until 2 months AFTER I first started. I was about to get kicked out of my apartment and literally, could no longer afford to come into work (couldn't pay parking or metro fare). When I mentioned this to the Contracting Officer she basically said I could just not come in until I finally got paid. Very uncaring and unhelpful! Also, I feel I was discriminated against as a white female, but perhaps, I was being overly-analytical of the situation. Contracting Officer was very unhelpful and untrusting, for some reason, and watches you like a hawk. It's demeaning and breads an uncomfortable work environment. Furthermore, the level of work I was normally assigned was incredibly unsatisfying and not challenging. The position requires that you have a Masters degree or be currently enrolled in grad school, which is ridiculous. I believe the work of this position is more suited to an undergraduate or maybe even a really smart high school student!1
- 5.0Feb 24, 2017Environmental ScientistCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
* 1 day a week Telework (option) after one year. * Helpful staff * Great work environment
Only if you do not like researching * Requires constant science research due to technology changes and equipment related to disposal equipment.1
- 3.0Mar 30, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
- very relaxed work environment - good pay and flexibility with hours
- limited mentorship for entry-level employees - really bureaucratic - seemed like nothing was accomplished during presidential transition, which was pretty inefficient
- 2.0Jul 27, 2022Budget AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsWashington, DC
Work environment was ground for learning and openness to be better
The wages was low. Work you way more than you were payed for.
- 5.0Jul 7, 2023Environmental Protection SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsWashington, DC
- Work-life balance - Great health care - Promotions can be large - Job security - Good work environment - Understanding coworkers and bosses
- Salary - Promotions can be slow
- 4.0May 21, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeChicago, IL
Independent work environment and great Pay and benefits
Software needs to be updated,still using old fashioned systems. Work is completed slowly and backed up.