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FEMA Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "Is very fulfilling to help people after they survive to a disaster" (in 33 reviews)

  • "If you get sent to a disaster, you will make a difference" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours at computer, survivors yelling at you like your in charge when of every aspect of the case file" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Away from home for extended periods" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Bilingual Customer Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in Clarksburg, MD
    Former Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in Clarksburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FEMA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping people in need, gives you a wonderful feeling that you are making a difference in other peoples lives.

    Cons

    Knowing that so many people are in need brakes my heart

    Advice to Management

    The managers were all wonderful.


  2. "FEMA Internet Help Desk was great all around."

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    Former Employee - Internet Help Desk in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Internet Help Desk in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great experience all around.

    Cons

    Only real con was I wish it would lasted longer.

  3. "FAIR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FEMA full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, Pay was good, Plenty of work

    Cons

    Biased, It could become very taxing on your spirit.


  4. "Applicant Services Program Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Applicant Services Program Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Applicant Services Program Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FEMA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience looks great on resume.

    Cons

    Intermittent work period, assistance periods are your work time

    Advice to Management

    Good work


  5. "This is the title review."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FEMA full-time

    Pros

    They pay you angood amount of money.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work many hours in a day.


  6. "Mass Care Task Force Lead Liaison"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Is very fulfilling to help people after they survive to a disaster.

    Cons

    None the are a great employer.


  7. "Agent"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FEMA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity and learning experience.

    Cons

    None at all when I was there training.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  8. "Local Hire Public Assistance Program delivery Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Delivery Manager
    Current Employee - Program Delivery Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FEMA full-time

    Pros

    --Great pay
    --Mostly great leadership
    --Paid training

    Cons

    The job is temporary, and there aren't many options for transitioning to a permanent employee.

    Advice to Management

    Allow local hires to transition to reservists after successfully completing their 120 days.


  9. "Working Temp @ FEMA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at FEMA full-time

    Pros

    Working in a team setting was great. Supervisor was great.

    Cons

    No cons. Enjoyed my job.


  10. "Customer Service Agent"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in McAllen, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in McAllen, TX

    I have been working at FEMA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very flexible schedule and good pay

    Cons

    Short contracts for about 6 months and never sure when it will end

    Advice to Management

    Communication