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FEMA Reviews

Updated November 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "Is very fulfilling to help people after they survive to a disaster" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Good pay, interesting work and enjoyable coworkers" (in 14 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. "Applicant Services Program Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "Love my co-workers and the telework flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work schedule (AWS and telework). Supervisor is very encouraging. Work is very mission oriented.

    Cons

    Hard to move to different departments if you have to go through USAjobs


  9. "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at FEMA full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    None at this time about the company


  10. "Just do your work and leave"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hyattsville, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hyattsville, MD

    Pros

    Pay
    Great overtime pay when available

    Cons

    Only a contract position
    Everybody wants to become permanent


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