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Updated May 26, 2022

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66%
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US Department of Defense Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin III
Lloyd James Austin III
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Na

    Feb 28, 2022 - General Supply Specialist in Chambersburg, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    My position also includes COR duties

    Cons

    None currently enjoy my job

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Mission Deemphasis

    Apr 1, 2022 - Senior Executive Service in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The single most compelling reason to work there is the deep sense of purpose derived from clarity of mission. Far more often than not, it outweighed the opportunity cost associated with working there. All liberal democratic societies will have need of an intelligence community to secure their freedoms, which will always be vulnerable.

    Cons

    Has entered an extended decline after one hundred eighty degree shift of executive branch support which began in 2013 when the foreign intelligence mission entered a period of free-fall. While it is ultimately a cyclical pattern, there are no reliable predictions of when the upturn will occur. Fundamental changes in the nature of international threat and conflict now favor strategies of aggressors because cyber attacks and biological manipulation of disease, even when proven beyond doubt, do not have the same clarity of terrorist attacks in Paris and New York. To the extent public perceptions and elected leaders focus attention away from security, the risk of suffering some great tragedy before balance is restored will grow. Therefore, a career most would desire is not achievable where quality is neither required nor recognized.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good job

    May 26, 2022 - Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good amount of leave and flexibility

    Cons

    Limited overtime available, can be slow to move up.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

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    May 21, 2022 - Legal Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great teamwork & awesome supervisors.

    Cons

    It is not easy if you have to commute. You are not allowed to telework if you have not been there for 1 year. You only get 2 telework days per pay period if you have been there for 1 year to 10 years. Not much room for opportunity to advance.

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