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U.S. Department of Agriculture Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
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  • "Some slightly myopic policy in regards to IT and the red tape that comes with being a Federal agency can be a real nightmare" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Poor management, limited room for growth within agency, too much down time" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "It's good here"

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    Current Employee - Biological Science Technician in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Biological Science Technician in Grand Forks, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff and work enviroment

    Cons

    Cant hire new staff even though its needed and money is available


  2. "Consumer Safety Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time

    Pros

    Health Insurance coverage for you,spouse,and children. Room for Promotion, especially if you're willing to travel. Get paid vacation and sick leave. Invest in stocks.

    Cons

    Not enough time to spend with family or spend doing personal activities outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "IT Security Analsy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable

    Cons

    Big agency with a lot of work to be done.


  4. "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Department of Agriculture part-time

    Pros

    Great people. I learned a lot from my boss and coworkers, as they were always willing to answer my questions

    Cons

    A government job, so comes with the expected red tape, and other cons that come with any government job


  5. "Great Career"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great agency to work for; good people top to bottom.

    Cons

    Some slightly myopic policy in regards to IT and the red tape that comes with being a Federal agency can be a real nightmare. Their telework policy is a problem as well.


  6. "Great Federal Government Job"

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    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and job stability

    Cons

    Internal promotions are given to favorites as opposed to who is more qualified for the job

    Advice to Management

    Give current employees more opportunities for advancement based on merit and best qualified


  7. "Program Support Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    I have None to report

  8. "Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time

    Pros

    ability to learn about the reaches of USDA

    Cons

    frequent traveling with micro management from managers


  9. "Deputy Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time

    Pros

    Federal Benefits and annual salary

    Cons

    Stovepiped organization with limited communication


  10. "Great job to be in"

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    Current Employee - Senior Linux Systems Administrator in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Linux Systems Administrator in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Certs paid for as well as training

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say