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US Department of Commerce Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  • Most managers tend to avoid stepping on toes, which means that ambitious ideas often do not get anywhere unless the political appointees buy in (in 5 reviews)

  • Limited Pipeline to full-time jobs (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Office Operations | Field Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Commerce full-time

    Pros

    A save secure working environment that has no stress with reliable, well ordered work policies.

    Cons

    There are no negative reasons about working here

    Advice to Management

    Hiring someone who has worked in this capacity would be reliable and would have had their background checked by the FBI, ensuring that you are obtaining an employee that is reliable and trustworthy.


  2. "International trade specialist"

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    Current Employee - International Trade Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - International Trade Specialist in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Commerce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Negotiation opportunities with foreign governments, travel overseas, cool training opportunities. Great pension. Flex hours, colleagues in general nice . Job security. Substantive work

    Cons

    Salary limits. Fewer promotion opportunities after certain years. Very bureaucratic. People can get very regimented. Management less business oriented but very process focused

    Advice to Management

    More promotion opportunities

  3. "not enough room for advancement"

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

    Pros

    mostly good work environment, job security

    Cons

    to hard for good people to advance past 13 level.


  4. "Attorney"

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

    I have been working at US Department of Commerce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is opportunity to grow and try new things with people that are trying to serve the public with good programs and policies. Also, there is work-life balance.

    Cons

    It takes a lot of time to accomplish things due to the several layers of review and need from consensus from too many parties.


  5. "International Trade Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Commerce full-time

    Pros

    Travel, challenging job, lots of responsibility

    Cons

    heavy workload, complicated procedures, confusing internal policies


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Commerce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexable hours and flexable days

    Cons

    Work some evenings and weekends

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  7. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome place to work and grow

    Cons

    Federal employment can be stagnant at times

  8. "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Commerce full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Safe, moderately interesting work.

    Cons

    Uninspiring leadership, slow promotional schedule. Uninspiring colleagues


  9. "DOC"

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    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Commerce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Research utilization within processing is good

    Cons

    Commuter time spent is below average

    Advice to Management

    Increase use of monetary incentives (salary increases, bonus, on the spot cash, etc.)


  10. "Attorney Advisor"

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

    I worked at US Department of Commerce full-time

    Pros

    smart and hard working colleagues

    Cons

    projects can be slow and bureaucratic


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