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Updated May 18, 2022

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3.8
76%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
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HUD Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson
Ben Carson
71 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place to work

    May 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance, salary, benefits.

    Cons

    difficult and hard work, but worth it

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great for professional development

    May 2, 2022 - Program Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I've been with HUD for over three years and have gone from field office to HQ relatively quickly - I have felt leadership has been very supportive of personal and professional development and I've always had the sense they empower workers to think and problem solve creatively. There is also a great culture of work/life balance that I really appreciate (love the option of a compressed work schedule and getting a three day weekend every other week!) I genuinely enjoy working here and don't intend to leave anytime soon.

    Cons

    Sometimes leadership is unclear on expectations

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Work Life Balance

    Apr 14, 2022 - Equal Opportunity Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Transparency in pay, job expectations, annual review criteria, etc. A true 9-5 job. No extra hours beyond your 40-hour schedule except for very special circumstances for which you are compensated.

    Cons

    Would benefit from training or education in social work to handle challenging cases with mental health issues.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Apr 25, 2022 - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great management team Great benefits Great flexibility

    Cons

    Standardized pay system which makes it difficult to differentiate great performance versus average

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Easy job with busy work

    Apr 22, 2022 - Housing Program Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    work/life balance pay benefits telework

    Cons

    cant think of any today

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good field work

    May 11, 2022 - Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Rewarding work experiences but misaligned,

    Cons

    Slow to technology advances. Understaffed

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Delusional organization

    Oct 9, 2021 - Program Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It had the pros of any other federal job — stable and adequate pay, reasonable and flexible hours, and good benefits

    Cons

    Where to start… The organization’s leaders were delusional in that they believed that just because something was written in some policy that people would automatically comply with it. Therefore, to try to make things happen, more and more policy would get piled on top of itself. The result was that there was so much “paperwork” that nobody could begin to comprehend it, let alone comply with it. Once, an executive leader was asked if guidance could be developed to help stakeholders comply with some set of requirements. Her response was that they should simply “read the regulations,” as it was all spelled out there. Oh, of course! My opinion is that HUD accomplishes very little, which is sad to admit. I think improving people’s lives would be more likely if the entire HUD budget was just handed to random people in impoverished neighborhoods. Instead, we were paid to check boxes on forms and write long-winded, teethless letters to city officials. Managers were hit-and-miss, mostly miss. The last boss I had was a real doozy. She got enjoyment from publicly humiliating us in staff meetings. An earlier manager didn’t really do anything, aside from scheduling meetings to “discuss policy.” In these meetings, there was no end result, and the same talking points would get rehashed over and over. Other managers were themselves delusional, believing that HUD as a whole was accomplishing great things. They were usually the ones who had been there for decades.

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee

    HUD

    Apr 29, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    has good work life balance

    Cons

    not enough room for growth

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Wonderful Opportunity

    Mar 28, 2022 - Senior Underwriter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Public and community service orientated.

    Cons

    Blogged down with bureaucratic policies and procedures.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    EOS

    Mar 26, 2022 - Equal Opportunity Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work-life balanc, making a difference, Vacation

    Cons

    Goverment, Can't Wor Remotly, The Same Every day.

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HUD has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 274 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at HUD to a friend and 61% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 7% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, HUD employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at HUD. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

76% of HUD employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated HUD 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at HUD to be compensation, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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