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National Labor Relations Board Reviews

Updated January 5, 2017
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  1. "Life at the NLRB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Labor Relations Board full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    The Agency is extremely bureaucratic.


  2. "Integrity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Labor Relations Board full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meaningful mission advancing the protection of employees from violations of National Labor Relations Act.

    Cons

    Congress's inability to provide a stable decision making body.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to fight the good fight


  3. "Field Examiner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Independent work that let's you manage and prioritize your assignments. Provides a sense of accomplishment. A position that will always keep you thinking and learning. Good promotion potential.

    Cons

    Depending on what Region you work in, high caseloads and mid-level turnover.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints at this time.


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  5. "Field Examiner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So many pros. The work is great, loved being in the field and the satisfaction helping people who had been wronged get their justice is indescribable.

    Cons

    Always understaffed yet never approved to hire help


  6. "Examiner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Labor Relations Board full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Made some lasting friendships. Provided an opportunity to network with individuals in a wide array of careers/jobs.

    Cons

    Government Interference - paperwork/red tape. Difficult to do a thorough job due to time constraints that are very inflexible.


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    "Excellent Agency"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great benefits, opportunity to gain litigation experience, great coworkers, interesting cases

    Cons

    Office space is out dated

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and schedule for all employees

    Cons

    Can be slow and monotonous


  9. "Huge divide between management and other staff in New Orleans"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Automation Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Office Automation Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at National Labor Relations Board (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great agency with an important mission--upholding the National Labor Relations Act.

    It's a federal job, so the benefits are decent. Work/life balance is also good, particularly because budget issues have made it easier to take Leave Without Pay, reduced work hours and such.
    Flexible work schedules are a plus.
    The attorneys, field examiners, and support staff are dedicated, intelligent people who are wonderful to work with. I cannot say enough good things about them
    Middle managers are hard-working and personable.

    Cons

    -Upper Management. There is a huge divide, a very pervasive "us versus them" atmosphere. No real free exchange of ideas. Sharing your ideas of improvement, thoughts on work environment and thoughts on a particular case are often dismissed or met with derision. Morale is low, as most feel that management does not care about professionals and support staff, and speaking up is often met with vindictiveness.
    -Work load is extremely heavy at times, and favoritism is evident.
    -Very little advancement. While the agency does provide a program for office support personnel to advance to field examiner positions, this particular region doesn't seem to allow qualified people to get into the program.
    -Parking is not provided to anyone except the director and it is costly in this area of town.
    -Atmosphere can be stifling and unappreciative. While some of the upper management team and all of the middle management team are helpful, other upper managers create a hostile work environment at worst...a "cog in the wheel" atmosphere at best.
    -While awards for performing above and beyond are allowed, they are rarely given in this region.

    Advice to Management

    Be leaders, not just bosses.
    Show appreciation for your workers, who are public servants as you are and who have gone through schooling and life experiences that bring a lot to the agency.
    Ensure that work is fairly distributed and that all are treated with respect.
    Take training and implement things that can boost morale, so the agency is not losing good people because of bad management.


  10. "Legal Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best Internship I have ever had.

    Cons

    Competitive job process and difficult application process. But that is how it goes in government.


  11. "Sr Board Agent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Board Agent in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Board Agent in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Labor Relations Board full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for the government, especially the National Labor Relations Board gives you the opportunity to develop skills in all areas of labor law and human resources.

    Cons

    The downside working for the government, especially the NLRB is the lack of manpower.

    Advice to Management

    Always review policy and procedure.



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