US Customs and Border Protection Employee Reviews about "good pay"

Updated Oct 4, 2020

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US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske
R. Gil Kerlikowske
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "In addition to the pay and benefits, I felt that I made a difference in my community(in 23 reviews)

  • "Good pay, benefits, experience, work, pay(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and sometimes you don't get the days off you want(in 14 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Mar 13, 2020 - Border Patrol Agent in Miami, FL
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      Pros

      Good pay for this job

      Cons

      There are no cons for this job.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Career

      Oct 4, 2020 - Supervisory Border Patrol Agent in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Good pay, outdoor work environment, diverse work assignments, opportunities for motivated people

      Cons

      Political pressures pollute the mission, long shifts,

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good OT

      Jun 25, 2020 - CBPO in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Pay is good. Opportunities for upward movement.

      Cons

      Involuntary drafts. Weird shifts. Social cliques.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Dependable, mission focused environment.

      Jul 18, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Stable, good pay and vacation time.

      Cons

      Not very creative or exciting.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      CBP

      Feb 26, 2020 - CBP Officer 
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      Pros

      Good pay, benefits, experience, work, pay

      Cons

      No cons that I can think of

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Under dog of the basted child!

      Jan 15, 2019 - Ag Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

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

      Cons

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

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      cbp officer

      May 27, 2018 - CBP Officer in Jf Kennedy Ap, NY
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      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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      8 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Border Patrol

      Nov 3, 2015 - Border Patrol Agent 
      Recommend
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      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.

      12 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good job

      Oct 15, 2016 - CBP Officer 
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      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.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      CBP Officer

      Nov 11, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
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      Pros

      The pay is good with a lot of overtime but that's about it.

      Cons

      With much overtime comes no life. Little actual law enforcement. Sitting at work day in and day out watching many law breakers go about their day due to little to no enforcement. Basically TSA with a gun Biggest con is most southern border port of entries(where CBP does most hiring) are by far some of the worst places to live in the country.

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      9 people found this review helpful
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