Environmental Protection Agency Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
84% would recommend to a friend
(79 total reviews)
62% approve of CEO
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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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Updated Nov 28, 2023
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- 4.0Aug 31, 2012Environmental EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSan Francisco, CA
Younger staff is super smart, especially the ones right out of college. Very pro telework and work/life balance. Pay is competitive, benefits are good and the job security is strong.
Some of the older staff are retired in place and not helpful. Management seems to jump from crisis to crisis without a clear strategy. Not too much upward mobility in a regional office, you'd have better opportunities at RTP or DC.
- 5.0Dec 27, 2021Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Clear and meaningful mission. Great pay and benefits. Good workplace culture. Variety of work to satisfy your interests.
Some lack of clear direction and process. Slow progress on important projects. Some lack of succession planning makes transitions challenging. Staggering amount of work can eat up your work/life balance if you aren't careful.
- 4.0Jan 4, 2010Student Trainee (Environmental Engineer)Current EmployeePhiladelphia, PA
-great benefits -easy to balance work and personal life -ample vacation/sick leave -laid-back environment -sociable place to work -very close to public transportation -job stability -personal satisfaction in serving the country
-red tape -slow processes -employees are generally older -lack of planning for student intern programs -employees tend to disregard students2
- 2.0Nov 7, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
Good work-life balance with compressed schedules and work from home. An immense learning experience, especially for those few capable of rotating to other offices or divisions.
Politics and fear control a defensive management. Unnecessary internal bureaucracy creates a mentally painful and exhausting work flow. Ratings and reviews on this site, and internal satisfaction surveys or complaints, do very little to motivate management to truly improve or change anything. Politics, Inspector General investigations, and fear of reprisal are the main forces for change or maintaining the status quo. Any change that does occur is in direct response to these pressures. It will likely get worse before it gets better.