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US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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US Department of Defense Secretary of Defense James Mattis
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  • "Long hours and time away from family" (in 32 reviews)

  • "As an AGR full time active duty service member with the MDARNG you will likely work long hours well beyond your required 40 hr work week" (in 78 reviews)

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  1. "Install technician for the United States Navy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Installation Technician in Fort Gordon, GA
    Current Employee - Installation Technician in Fort Gordon, GA

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

    Pros

    -Stable Pay
    -Steady Hours
    -Great Benefits
    -Excellent Leadership

    Cons

    -Extracurricular obligations
    -2 different command structures
    -Contractual Obligation


  2. "Government Work"

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

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salary and professional work environment.

    Cons

    The possibility of being furloughed

  3. "USMC"

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

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    Travel, working with dedicated people, sense of pride in your profession

    Cons

    Strain of deployments on family.


  4. "Behavioral scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security cannot be beat.

    Cons

    Don't get to use education or training


  5. "Government Job"

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    Current Employee - Information Security Specialist in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Information Security Specialist in Springfield, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Schedule (Holidays & Weekends)

    Cons

    Culture, Gov vs Contractor, Being Watched Constantly


  6. "great plae"

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

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and work place

    Cons

    there were no cons here

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "92Y, Senior Supply Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Logistics Management
    Former Employee - Senior Logistics Management
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits during and after retirement

    Cons

    Always gone from the family, very demanding and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Ensure to have a two way relationship in order for the organization to grow.

  8. "Teacher"

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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

    Salary benefits and awesome health care

    Cons

    None that would make one not want to work for them.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Life as a government employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Great Career Starter, Lots of Opportunities

    Cons

    Terrible Parking, Not able to work from home


  10. "good salary; govt bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Communications Director
    Current Employee - Communications Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary, benefits, not having to sell things

    Cons

    govt bureaucracy; political appointees; oldthink


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