US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General Reviews

Updated Feb 6, 2020

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US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General Acting Inspector General Glenn A. Fine
Glenn A. Fine
5 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great organization and good people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leadership cares and engages. Flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy and niche problems.

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  2. "Full-time Auditor"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Auditor 

    I worked at US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great hours, physical fitness time, lots of responsibility given to new employees, good benefits

    Cons

    monotonous work, co-workers are not very friendly, lots of micromanaging

  3. "Use them for what you can and run!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The IG looks really good on your resume. You will learn a lot which will give you a competitive edge above all auditing agencies out there. The travel locations can be fun. It's easy to move from a GS-7 to a GS-12 within a three year period.

    Cons

    The culture within the audit community is very cut throat. The work-life balance is terrible (the culture is mainly for people who want to work all day and have no life). Majority of the people in the agency are unhappy however many are too lazy to apply elsewhere. They have made it more restrictive to get above a GS-12. The journeyman to a GS-13 is subjective and it's up to your director and manager's discretion. Therefore, you might as well compete and go elsewhere rather than waiting years. Many of the senior leaders are racist.

  4. "Investigations Unit"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist 

    I have been working at US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, Promotion opportunity,

    Cons

    Low training budget, Management Challenge,

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Micromanagement is the norm and encouraged."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Moving up is every year if you come in as a 7 or 9. You feel every second of that year.

    Cons

    You cannot trust what you’re told, they will lie to get you in door. Once you work for the organization you are stuck.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unique Experience, Good Pay and Promotion, Bad Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you perform well (or even average), you will get promoted quickly and can make your way from a GS-7 (50k/yr) to a GS-13 (100k/yr) in 4 years flat (auditors). Additionally, if you are interested in the Government or Military (as subject matters), it is a unique and rewarding experience.

    Cons

    This organization is the definition of government bureaucracy—no matter how long a given task or project should take, employees should expect double that amount of time. People who become senior managers often do so just because they were willing to stick around the longest, not because they are the most talented. They do not value individuals, and would rather just have a body in a chair than cater to even the simplest of "human" requests. The way things have always been done is more important than improvements that could be made. Lastly, this might not be important to some people; however, a common sentiment is that what we do does not make any real difference to the Department.

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  7. "Systems Administrator"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The opportunities to branch out, learn, and gain experience with all aspects of Enterprise Systems. Opportunities for Training and Certification.

    Cons

    Budget constraints and practices that do not coincide with I.T. Procedures and Environments. Career progression can be stagnant in single locations that are not competitive.

  8. "Flexibility, but problems with senior management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, home work life, a

    Cons

    Consistent micro managing on multiple levels

  9. "AFETS"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General full-time

    Pros

    Great job if you can get in.

    Cons

    Management is a little restricted by policy.

  10. "Great Agency with a Great Purpose"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at US Department of Defense Office of Inspector General full-time

    Pros

    Very engaged leadership. Wonderful place to grow in your skills and create lasting professional relationships.

    Cons

    Promotional opportunities are lacking. But, that is the nature of working in the government especially when budgets are very tight.

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