U.S. Department of Agriculture Reviews

Updated Jan 26, 2021

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
Sonny Perdue
121 Ratings
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  • "Dealing with public can be hard and red tape(in 13 reviews)

  • "consistent long hours and possibly 7 day per week work schedule(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "N/A"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Business and loan specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work is challenging, requires creative individual

    Cons

    Work is challenging, with little to no formal training on systems and processes

  2. "Environment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to grow and take training.

    Cons

    Environment may be very political.

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  3. "NCSU contractor at USDA"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Beltsville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As a Contactor I enjoyed a very good work life balance. Lots of time off.

    Cons

    It took 5 years to vest in the 401K.

  4. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good secure job with great benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucratic overhead and too many layers of management

  5. "Hard work, important mission"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Supervisory Human Resources Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive culture, team centric, growth opportunities, development and training opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy workload, lots of competing priorities

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  6. "Okay"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Manhattan, KS

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, straight forward job

    Cons

    Not very exciting, predictable day

  7. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Department of Agriculture part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, interesting projects, colleagues are nice and professional and I learned a lot by working with them.

    Cons

    nothing there is really negative

  8. "Very rewarding job"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Ced 

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

    Pros

    Get to help an almost unlimited amount of farmers especially in years when crops or prices are down.

    Cons

    Having to deal with all things government everyday!

  9. "Good Benefits - Decent Pay"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Market Reporter in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pension 401k Match Vacation and Sick Leave

    Cons

    Management isn't fond of anybody Can be political

  10. "Great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician in Glynco, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Department of Agriculture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best thing was the pay

    Cons

    Down side is essential personnel

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