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Updated March 25, 2017
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US Department of Defense Secretary of Defense James Mattis
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  1. "Great Training"

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; training for certification.

    Cons

    Government Salary; management does not always have leadership training


  2. "Operations Officer"

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    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Lakehurst, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Lakehurst, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule and hours

    Cons

    Limited career mobility if you want to maintain in the same area


  3. "One of the best organizations to work for"

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    Current Employee - CPO in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - CPO in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    structured, dedicated, accountable, honorable, committed

    Cons

    Separation from family can be difficult


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  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Joint Strike Fighter Program Office truly cares about the success of the program and saving taxpayer's dollars when enhancing the F-35.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.


  6. "Communications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fantastic mission, proud to go to work everyday

    Cons

    Micromanaged and everyone thinks they know communications


  7. "Branch Chief"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible Mission, Dedicated Co-Workers,

    Cons

    24 by 7 operation, Bureaucracy, Environment not always flexible e.g. butts in seat vice telework, Lower Pay as compared to other government agencies


  8. "Director of Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great organization. See the world. Defending freedom for the American people. Learned very valuable skills to set me up for success in the civilian sector.

    Cons

    Some downsides to employment are: High stress environment, long hours, low pay for skill set, months away from family, difficult life style.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure Sailors are well trained and manning increases. Make a concerted effort to understand what the employees are going through on a daily basis. Employees are your best asset.


  9. "Public Affairs"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great job security and terrific benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership is hit or miss when senior leaders change


  10. "Procurement Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for retired military personnel.

    Cons

    None at this point. I have great management.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "A decent job to get me through school"

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

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    All federal holidays off paid.

    Cons

    Can only move up one grade at a time.

    Advice to Management

    None.



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