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US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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  1. "Outstanding employer, education benefits and competitive compensation considering the security of the job."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Security, serving ones country, and compensation.

    Cons

    Workload, travel, and need for technology.


  2. "Occupational safety and health specialist"

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    Current Employee - Occupational Health and Safety Specialist in Beaufort, SC
    Current Employee - Occupational Health and Safety Specialist in Beaufort, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Really great benefits package. Military friendly staff. Helpful staff and easy work life balance.

    Cons

    No cons. Good team to work with.

  3. "IT SPECIALIST"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Environment Good People Open Communication

    Cons

    Military Micro Management Time off


  4. "Program Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Readiness Officer in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Readiness Officer in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable work schedule and compensation

    Cons

    Rigid work processes, sometimes ill defined


  5. "Great Work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady pay, interesting work, great benefits

    Cons

    Some pay is lower than industry


  6. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ability to travel the world and engage across broad multi-national partnerships.

    Cons

    Sometimes they rely on the "who you know" system for promotions


  7. "Medical Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Retirement Benefit Package, ease of job transfer.

    Cons

    Potential For budget Shut Downs

    Advice to Management

    I have enjoyed working with the DOD, should have initially begun my career with DOD.

  8. "Decent job security, working with people trying to make a difference, hamstrung by red tape."

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    Current Employee - Strength and Conditioning Coach in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Strength and Conditioning Coach in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with highly motivated people that have a passion for what they do.

    Cons

    Officer promotion bias keeps things from working efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your SMEs to do their job


  9. "DoD employee"

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    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, decent hours, and great benefits.

    Cons

    Unexpected missions; long durations away from family.

    Advice to Management

    Create more bonuses.


  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Job Security is better than private industry

    Cons

    Lower pay than private industry