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Updated Jan 15, 2019

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3.0
58%
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US Customs and Border Protection CEO R. Gil Kerlikowske
R. Gil Kerlikowske
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "In addition to the pay and benefits, I felt that I made a difference in my community(in 17 reviews)

  • "Good pay with the overtime; good job security not particularly dangerous for a law enforcement job(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Homeland Security and CBP are politically driven agencies(in 10 reviews)

  • "Long hours, facilities can be rough in older airports/cargo offices, normal headaches that come along with managing union employees(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good federal job"

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    Border Patrol Agent in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at US Customs and Border Protection

    Pros

    Good pay, good opportunity to grow and go to a different federal agency.

    Cons

    No OT, and bad union. Micro management! !!

    US Customs and Border Protection2016-09-26
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Under dog of the basted child!"

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    Former Employee - Ag Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Customs and Border Protection full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Pay, specially overtime, love the work, exciting.

    Cons

    Back Stabbing SOB's,,,lookout for the management.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the hack out of people, if they are doing their job!

    US Customs and Border Protection2019-01-16
  3. Helpful (6)

    "cbp officer"

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    Former Employee - CBP Officer in Jf Kennedy Ap, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Customs and Border Protection full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay with the overtime; good job security not particularly dangerous for a law enforcement job. Very hard to get fired unless you do something really egregious or illegal; or fail a drug test. Journeyman GS-12.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime with no regard for your personal life or family life. You get up to 5 weeks vacation but they steal it from you anyway by forcing you to call in sick to get a day off - so after you burn up your sick leave you use up annual leave then take leave without pay. Frequent payroll errors never in your favor: You have to check your hours worked against your earning and leave statements. They mess them up... constantly, making you chase your money.

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    Advice to Management

    Fire all your managers: They are promoted by nepotism, croneyism. Supervisor's exam is a fraud' They never publish or give you your results and what the answers were. Total sham for promotions to supervisor. They are picked and anointed under the radar while the online application is taken down intermittently at odd hours to keep you from applying: It is by patronage only and totally corrupt.

    US Customs and Border Protection2018-05-27
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Safe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at US Customs and Border Protection full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, equipment

    Cons

    Varying shifts, nepotism, bad locations

    US Customs and Border Protection2018-05-18
  5. Helpful (3)

    "CBP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at US Customs and Border Protection full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good job and good pay

    Cons

    management doesn't really care about employees

    US Customs and Border Protection2018-03-16
  6. Helpful (6)

    "It's not the worst place to work"

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    Current Employee - CBP Officer in Laredo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Customs and Border Protection full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of training and opportunities to gain experience. Great stepping stone to other jobs in the federal government

    Cons

    Difficult to get a transfer, lots of forced overtime, poor management, horrible working conditions. Mangers micro manage every single aspect of your work day. Very little autonomy

    Advice to Management

    Stop the nepotism

    US Customs and Border Protection2017-05-27
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good job"

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    Current Employee - CBP Officer 

    I have been working at US Customs and Border Protection full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, the job is thought provoking! Immigration changes constantly .. You are forever learning new things!!!

    Cons

    Hard to balance family life. If you take the job in another state it's really hard to move around if your port is not a desirable port.

    Advice to Management

    Consider new ways for employees to move to different ports to be closer to family.

    US Customs and Border Protection2016-10-15
  8. Helpful (12)

    "Border Patrol"

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    Current Employee - Border Patrol Agent 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at US Customs and Border Protection full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, plenty of down time. There are a lot of like minded individuals which builds esprit de corps and makes friendships great.

    Cons

    No mobility. Limited upward potential. Bi-polar management from the top down. Extremely politicized environment with little guidance or continuous focus on any particular mission.

    US Customs and Border Protection2015-11-03
  9. "Hard to get employed"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Customs and Border Protection

    Pros

    Leave Insurance benefits Easy Work Good Pay Management is kind

    Cons

    Difficult to get hired. Sometimes it can be a little to easy. Need more of a challenge

    US Customs and Border Protection2015-09-08
  10. Helpful (2)

    "US Border Patrol Agent"

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    Current Employee - USBP Agent in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Customs and Border Protection full-time

    Pros

    Exciting, good pay and benefits, plenty of vacation time.

    Cons

    Inept management, low morale as a whole, very difficult to transfer or relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, increase training, make relocation more frequent and accessible.

    US Customs and Border Protection2015-06-30
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