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US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated September 25, 2018
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US Department of Defense Secretary of Defense James Mattis
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  • "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 79 reviews)

  • "Long hours and time away from family" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "IT Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and values along with all sorts of perks and benefits. Very Good Place to work.

    Cons

    There are some communications and cooperation issue between departments and teams. It's not bad, but it's far from perfect.


  2. "Contract Monitor"

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

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

    Pros

    DOD has great pay, benefits, and recognition for a job well done!

    Cons

    DOD has an ever changing leadership due to various Military Personnel holding positions of authority.

  3. "IAM"

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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, not too stressful

    Cons

    Slow, career ladder is limited

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee investment


  4. "Medical Evaluation analyst"

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    Former Employee - Medical in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Medical in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team supporting the men and women of the US armed forces

    Cons

    There is a lot of travel involved. Many new guts away from home


  5. "Good Government Job"

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

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

    Pros

    Service to our country, great benefits, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Large buracry where change is slow and often difficult


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good people, and good pay

    Cons

    There are not many cons to this


  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities are readily available

    Cons

    Unfortunately the application process takes forever

  8. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Instructor in Fort Meade, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Decent Salary, Good time off.

    Cons

    Lots of upper management that are disconnected.

    Advice to Management

    Get connected with your workforce.


  9. "Faculty, National Defense University"

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    Former Employee - O5 - Marines - Lieutenant Colonel in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - O5 - Marines - Lieutenant Colonel in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with excellent working culture

    Cons

    Really none that come to mind


  10. "Great job but expediency does not exist."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, yearly salary increase, generous annual leave and separate sick leave.

    Cons

    Exactly what you would expect working for an organization as big as the Federal Government.


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