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Updated Sep 25, 2021

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Found 501 of over 664 reviews

3.9
76%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
FEMA Acting Administrator FEMA Pete T. Gaynor (no image)
Pete T. Gaynor
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Everyone is working towards the greater good to help people(in 45 reviews)

  • "Travel to disasters when appropriate(in 30 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Constantly changing environment, expectations change, mandatory overtime if there's a disaster(in 55 reviews)

  • "The work can be long hours and over many holidays(in 25 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Government Job

      Sep 25, 2021 - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I love working at FEMA and for the federal government.

      Cons

      The government tends to shutdown more often these days.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Agency!!

      Sep 22, 2021 - Applicant Services Program Specialist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Travel, accommodations, growth opportunities and diversity.

      Cons

      Not a permanent position as a reservist.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Pace

      Sep 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pace of Work, Collaboration when Possible

      Cons

      Frequently changing management directives, sometimes communication channels are not great

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Experience

      Sep 15, 2021 - Senior Emergency Manager in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Deployments are good experience and training

      Cons

      Career growth can be limited

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Sep 13, 2021 - Reservist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexibility, learning experience, fulfilling experience helping people in need.

      Cons

      rate of work is slow

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place overall

      Sep 25, 2021 - Program and Management Analyst in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The agency has good benefits, remote work opportunities and a great mission.

      Cons

      Little to no professional development depending on department

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Field Deployment

      Sep 23, 2021 - Emergency Management Specialist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexibility, salary, benefits, opportunities to move around the agency

      Cons

      Work culture is very steeped in military and boys' club mindset

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good job

      Sep 7, 2021 - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It’s a great atmosphere and busy

      Cons

      Disasters make the schedule crazy

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      No career path

      Sep 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great leadership and benefits, great salaries

      Cons

      No career path, very hard to get promoted, promotions are based off the buddy system

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Agency

      Sep 2, 2021 - FEMA Reservist in Boise, ID
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Transparent Pay -Upward mobility -Lenient Time off Easy Moderate Fun

      Cons

      -Constant communication/checking in -A lot of micromanagement -Bureaucracy

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