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US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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US Department of Defense Secretary of Defense James Mattis
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  1. "PERSONNEL BRANCH PROGRAM MANAGER"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SNCO Section Chief in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - SNCO Section Chief in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with diverse customers and employees. Having the ability to provide world class customer service to customers and word class training for employees.

    Cons

    Numerous short notice deployments for 6-12 months.

    Advice to Management

    I love to build team strength to better support the organization and its customers.


  2. "Review of DoD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    We have a worthy mission.

    Cons

    Politics can interfere with core mission.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. "Information Systems Security Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great job security and benefits. Work/life balance is very achievable.

    Cons

    Very slow progression, not for young professionals if you seek forward movement in your career. Very stunted in creative thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Advancing people based upon performance is what makes an organization flourish. Progression though longevity is a adaquated mindset that needs to be extingished.


  4. "Procurement Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great medical and dental benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Not much overtime for job description

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Naval officer."

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    Current Employee - Naval in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Naval in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel, adventure, service, accomplishment. You are part of a family. You get out what you put in. Education benefits are unmatched.

    Cons

    They are orders and not invitations. Hours are long and work life balance requires careful management. Easy to get focused on work and let your family life slip.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency with policy shifts coming from White House.


  6. "Great Agency"

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

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

    Pros

    Great agency to work for.

    Cons

    Funding can get tight.


  7. "Defense Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's not just a job, but an adventure.

    Cons

    Not much negative to say about this employer. Contracting is very fluid.

  8. "Operations Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work hours work well with my schedule.

    Cons

    Manning is becomes an issue at times.


  9. "DoD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    30 days vacation and medical benefits

    Cons

    Overseas travel non negotiable


  10. "The Services"

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of travel, family is taken care of.

    Cons

    Plenty of travel, some might not have the time to work on their planned education in the first enlistment.

    Advice to Management

    Have clear goals for the nations geopolitical objectives before we start with boots on the ground.


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