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Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "OSHA"

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    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work place, great people.

    Cons

    Low budget and no room for promotions


  2. "very supportive people"

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    Former Employee - Injury Safety Specialist in Advance, NC
    Former Employee - Injury Safety Specialist in Advance, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at OSHA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating work. Very open to new ideas

    Cons

    The Public Health Officers are treated better than other employees.

  3. "Compliance Officer/ Safety Consultant"

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    Former Employee - I | Safety Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - I | Safety Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at OSHA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great professional people; tons of appropriate training and support; Split or 4-10 schedule was great too. Training and connections can help get you directed into free-lance work or make you more beneficial to another company.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the best; Benefits were pretty normal.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the CSHOs re new managers and directors if you're hiring from within. They see things about who really does work and who is just political.


  4. "Federal Employee"

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    Current Employee - Occupational Safety & Health Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Occupational Safety & Health Specialist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at OSHA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This agency has many safety professionals from all industries.

    Cons

    there is few overtime opportunities to make extra pay.


  5. "OSHA Area Office Culture"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Hygienist in Grain Valley, MO
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygienist in Grain Valley, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at OSHA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for frequent travel, and exposure to different types of workplaces.

    Cons

    No support. This job is based on making inspection quotes, period. No chance for promotion if you do not make your monthly quota targets.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more information to the workers regarding how soon you want the case file completed on what your expectations of lapse time are.


  6. "First internship"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at OSHA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing workplace. Great experience. I worked at OSHA as an intern out of high school. I was offered a temporary position which was later extended for another year. I loved my time and OSHA and want to go back.

    Cons

    The con was that the government was running out of money and with the shut down of the government they also cut out the program under which I was hired and unfortunately lost my job due to budget cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Love you guys!


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at OSHA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People committed to the mission of improving occupational safety and health.

    Cons

    Few training resources or opportunities for growth for program management or administrative staff.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "csho"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at OSHA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    fair pay. promotions. good ole boy mgt

    Cons

    some just sit and sleep all shift

    Advice to Management

    there is no mgt


  9. "Great Experience and Quality of Life"

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    Current Employee - Safety and Health in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Safety and Health in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at OSHA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Able to see the big picture and latest trends in the field of safety and heath. Employees are held to a somewhat high level of prestige. Tremendous amount of flexibility and work/life balance. Overall, OSHA could be one of the best places to work. If you have strong work ethic, you will be rewarded and treated well.

    Cons

    OSHA employees (rank and file) are the laziest breed I've ever seen. The amount of flexibility in the National Office is ridiculous. The workers (and I am one, not management) have an entitlement mentality. If you allow them to work from home 2X per week, they'll want three. I've never seen such low-quality workers in my life. From a worker's perspective and a federal union proponent, it's sad to say that managers work harder than the workers. The fact is, one never knows when the workers will even be available to perform work because of this ridiculous pilot program (workplace flexibility) being pushed by the department. Essentially, if one present is in the office, that individual will get all of the work...or else management will have to complete the assignment. It's absolutely unbelievable what goes on in terms of worker laziness and lack of productivity. Also, management has little integrity. They are generally good people and treat us well, but ethics and integrity is deficient.

    Advice to Management

    Decrease telework and/or hold employees more accountable. Drop this ridiculous pilot program.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "compliance officer"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at OSHA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Name recognition and training at OSHA training institute is good.

    Cons

    Managers are given the position because they they knew someone in the Region. Managers are unethical, inexperienced, favor whom they can treat like a slave, and do not understand construction and general industry means and methods. The work and doing inspections are easy but since managers lack education and have never been managers before it makes the office HELL. Pay is bad, the most u gonna make is 98k but it will take you 20 years. Many compliance officers and managers do not even have college education or real life work experience. You learn all on your own and if you are educated and have prior experience they rely on you for everything.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect, don't hate people that do good work, stop your secrecy, don't act like if people do not know how you got to that position, get a real college degree and don't lie about your fiels experience, se all know you have none. Region is a waste..bad people overall!!!


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