IRS Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2020

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3.5
65%
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72%
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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen  (no image)
John Koskinen
345 Ratings
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  • "taxpayers do not really like you(in 51 reviews)

  • "Being in the public eye can also be a negative - knee jerk reactions from the media/public/congress can impact your work(in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Data Entry in Fresno, CA

    I worked at IRS part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy entry job. A lot of us listened to music on mp3 player while working.

    Cons

    Only seasonal job. No other cons.

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  2. "Data Entry Clerk Seasonal-Permanent"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IRS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Cushy 40hrs/week with benefits and overtime offered.

    Cons

    Make sure you bring your headphones.


  3. "a good job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Attorney 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IRS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    okay pay, good benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    okay pay, stressful workload, limited career development

  4. "Great Team to Work with"

    5.0
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist 

    I have been working at IRS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    So close to Home and Great Team leader

    Cons

    IT support touches every IT related issue

  5. "Attorney"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Lawyer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at IRS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good work-life balance; holidays; time off

    Cons

    pay is obviously below market level

  6. "Good pay but no autonomy"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Contact Representative in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at IRS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay was good if you didn't have a college degree Sufficient initial training

    Cons

    Feels like you're working under a microscope A lot of micro managing No work/life balance

  7. "Customer service"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Clerk 

    I have been working at IRS full-time

    Pros

    Great pay Great Benefits Great hours Nice raises Great Pay

    Cons

    Long hiring process long hiring process long hiring process long hiring process long hiring process

  8. "Customer service"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in West Valley City, UT

    I worked at IRS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was a stable job.

    Cons

    To much change and not enough training.

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  9. "A true career"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Special Agent in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at IRS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Terrific pay, healthcare benefits, leave and a defined pension as well as Thrift Savings Plan.

    Cons

    Can be caught up in political winds not of your own making.

  10. "Easy Process, Make sure you learn during training."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Tax Examining Technician in Austin, TX

    I have been working at IRS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to understand work. All it takes is time to get good at it.

    Cons

    Getting information sometimes is very difficult.

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