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US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated February 16, 2019
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  1. "Solid Pay"

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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

    Job Security is a good thing

    Cons

    The pay is more in industry


  2. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Supervisory Security Guard in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Supervisory Security Guard in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, yearly pay increases.

    Cons

    Government shut down no pay

  3. "Review headline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits vs corporate or private

    Cons

    Low pay vs corporate or private


  4. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Federal Firefighter
    Former Employee - Federal Firefighter
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money, good vacation benefits

    Cons

    Politics and good ole boy network


  5. "Solid Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is super friendly and management cares about getting to know everyone.

    Cons

    So many mandatory meetings & low pay.


  6. "Job Security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    One of the largest budgets in the world so you know the pay checks won’t bounce. And you know the defense industry is always looking for partners.

    Cons

    So much regulation it’s a wonder how anything gets done. Red tape will tie your hands and bring everything to a halt.

    Advice to Management

    Lean out the regulations, Six sigma, I know they’re familiar with it. Too many policy makers at the top with nothing to do but make more rules.


  7. "Can Be Great Or Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Protection Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Protection Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Good pay

    Cons

    Can be hard to get promoted, change job series, and if you get a lousy bus you are stuck.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you like the supervisor, doesn't mean employees do.

  8. "LPN"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Scheduling, Job Security, Employees

    Cons

    Hard to move into other jobs when applying to transfer.


  9. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits good pay vacation leave

    Cons

    Long hours away from fam


  10. "Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work and lots of Opportunities!

    Cons

    IF you retire! still got 350-1 to complete