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US Army Corps of Engineers Reviews

Updated April 25, 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 20 reviews)

  • Upward mobility easier if free to move to other locations (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "world-class engineering company"

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    Former Employee - Public Affairs in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Public Affairs in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    professional environment, great work-life balance, world-class engineering firm, well funded

    Cons

    In my experiences, I felt that hard work wasn't rewarded to the worker, but rather to the person who knew how to take credit. the stove-pipe model and lack of transparency drives solid employees to other agencies

    Advice to Management

    use better collaboration technology, such as google docs and instant messaging


  2. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Army Corps of Engineers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Great benefits. Great opportunities.

    Cons

    Nothing negative. Left for a new location


  3. "US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Rock Island, IL
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Rock Island, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    training, security, you can specialize or generalize, good pay for the area

    Cons

    management leads via path of least resistance, as in many orgainizations, 20% of the people do 80% of the work


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  5. "Engineers"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork! Awesome place to work

    Cons

    Building location was not the best during hot and cold seasons.


  6. "Business System Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work, good benefits

    Cons

    Need better incentives to lower attrition

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  7. "Federal Government"

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of areas to learn, intern programs

    Cons

    mentoring programs and created a few more Standard operating procedures, but really an awesome place to work


  8. "If you want your soul to die in a very slow way, apply within:"

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Assistant in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Assistant in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, decent benefits, lots of overtime, and if you're not engaged or have a lucrative side hustle this is the perfect place to do absolutely nothing productive.

    Cons

    The absolute opposite of a meritocracy- endless red tape, egos, and lack of recognition.

    Advice to Management

    I feel like the hiring process totally ties your hands for getting true talent. 😢


  9. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Office Automation Clerk in Rock Island, IL
    Current Employee - Office Automation Clerk in Rock Island, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can get on here, it's a great place to work

    Cons

    Promotions, career moves, and other shifts in career pathways are slow and bogged down by federal procedures (i.e. hiring freeze)


  10. "Branch Chief"

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    Former Employee - Branch Chief in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Branch Chief in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent employee support, and benefits

    Cons

    no comments at this time

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  11. "New Orleans District"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Government job means jobs security.
    Location is within New Orleans allowing a short commute for those located within the city.

    Cons

    New Orleans Districts lags a step behind other USACE locations for efficiency and employee productivity.
    Train tracks run right in front of the building, when a train passes you get caught out of work for a chunk of time.

    Advice to Management

    A small number of employees shoulder the burden on productivity.


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