US Army Corps of Engineers Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2020

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US Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and Chief of Engineers Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite (no image)
Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite
36 Ratings
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  • "Lots of red tape getting approval to do anything(in 28 reviews)

  • "Lower salary than private sector for job description(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Work and awesome opportunites to excel.

    Cons

    The drive I take is pretty far

    US Army Corps of Engineers2019-12-02
  2. "I love USACE"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cost Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance is a premium, lots of vertical and horizontal mobility, opportunities are almost endless

    Cons

    Government work can be stressful

    US Army Corps of Engineers2020-06-04
  3. "Great Work/Life Balance"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work/life balance is incredible with this organization. Everyone is extremely kind.

    Cons

    The pace is sometimes painfully slow to get projects off the ground. Most people seem very complacent with where they are and have no motivation or passion left in them.

    US Army Corps of Engineers2020-06-01
  4. "Great Job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Spokane, WA

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time

    Pros

    Time off. Upward movement. Benefits.

    Cons

    Government inefficiency. Max earning potential.

    US Army Corps of Engineers2020-05-31
  5. "Great Organization; be prepared to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracting Officer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team mates, benefits, holidays off, over time

    Cons

    This district in particular has a heavy workload, unfortunately they don't have the people to support the mission

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    US Army Corps of Engineers2020-05-19
  6. "Great Agency"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Support Specialist in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, Caring, Helpful, Employees, Background

    Cons

    Promotion, No Overtime, Reliability, Turnover, Leadership

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    US Army Corps of Engineers2020-05-12
  7. "Excellent Opportunity to work on unique issues"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Hours, pay, collegiate atmosphere, and novel legal issues.

    Cons

    Some people do nothing, lose work, and are given credit for doing absolutely nothing.

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    US Army Corps of Engineers2020-05-09
  8. "Construction"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can work worldwide, diversity, construction, good government benefit

    Cons

    Not many GS13, Old style sometimes, old building sometimes

    US Army Corps of Engineers2020-05-05
  9. "Great Benefits"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Salary and upward mobility. Career advancement is awarded on length of service and not merit.

    US Army Corps of Engineers2020-05-15
  10. "USACE"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Experience with Civil Works Projects

    Cons

    Management Issues: Some of the First line supervisors are not effective and lack professionalism. cannot separate personal from business.

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    US Army Corps of Engineers2020-04-24
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