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US Army Corps of Engineers Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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US Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General & Chief of Engineers Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick
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  • Government Red Tape slows down everything (in 23 reviews)

  • Compensation will be lower than private sector but job security is great (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Deckhand
    Current Employee - Deckhand

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Outside on the river

    Cons

    Travel and Long hours away from home.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Realty Specialist
    Current Employee - Realty Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    GOpportunity to work on important and exciting projects, great people.

    Cons

    Pace of projects, due to funding schedule, can be slow.

  3. "Mixed Crowd"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time

    Pros

    Great, good opportunities, friendly environment, ok commute

    Cons

    People are title driven, lots of biases, snobbish, lots of blind eye turning
    ( people not held accountable)


  4. "It's Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time

    Pros

    Now that upper management is shifting and new positions are being filled, there seems to be new hope that the Corps of Engineers will --one day-- be a household name.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between field offices and district offices.


  5. "USACE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, teleworking and great people

    Cons

    Stressful work environment at year end.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Millington, TN
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Millington, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Finance center offers flexible work schedules and telework for some employees

    Cons

    Management doesn't encourage team work and some departments are micromanaged


  7. "OK, Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is Challenging and Enjoyable.

    Cons

    Management has favorites. Does not treat all employees fairly. Work efforts are not recognized or rewarded. Expected to work on your time to accomplish mission.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career, steady pay, awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and red tape.


  9. "Interesting work, job security, lacking structure"

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

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work on projects that have big impacts on economy, environment, and infrastructure
    Ability to bounce around and try different things and go many places
    Job security and decent benefits
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Salary is always 3-5 years behind current rates in the private sector
    Standardization of processes is basically non-existent
    Cumbersome mish-mash of civilian vs military mindsets makes chain of command extremely loopy and full of knots
    Change takes eons
    People complain about red-tape when they deal with Federal agencies, it's 10x worse when you ARE the red-tape and you have to fight through your own agency's red-tape


  10. "Procurement Tech"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Technician in Harrisonville, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement Technician in Harrisonville, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    BENEFITS, Flex time, Holidays off, day work, no weekends,

    Cons

    long Drive, Cant get promoted, Cant get a raise, cant move to another position,

    Advice to Management

    Cant get promoted


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