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US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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  1. "Not worth the Headache"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid every two weeks

    Cons

    disrespectful, deal with ignorant people all the time

    Advice to Management

    retire the people that has been there over 20 years


  2. "Instructional design specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaried but not much of a worth percentage applied.

    Cons

    The government has a lot of issues to fix.

  3. "Hope You're a Masochist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    You will work with some nice people with whom you can commiserate.

    Cons

    No autonomy. They assume the worst about you at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Use your degree in mental health for a change.


  4. "Operations Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst

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

    Pros

    Job security and regular pay checks.

    Cons

    A lack of critical thinking pervades military occupations. The idiom "good enough for government work" is alive and well.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage personal development opportunities and inspire critical thinking in your employees.


  5. "Not a good time for the government workforce"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    You are literally a number and disposable.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting Technician"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Technician in Great Lakes, IL
    Former Employee - Accounting Technician in Great Lakes, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are very good medical benefits.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Environment is like a prison in the Business Office.

    Advice to Management

    Look at what is going on around you. Unappreciated people and unhappy environment. Quit knit picking on things that don't matter. You are wasting valuable talent.


  7. "Government"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security - salary is good.

    Cons

    The red tape is very frustrating at times.

  8. "Human Resource"

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    Current Employee - Human Resource in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resource in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The work is military enlistment of high school graduates into the armed forces.

    Cons

    Overworked and no recognition from coworkers for the hard work accomplished during the day.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management they are to high up to see us as fellow human beings.


  9. "Good job if you only have a high school diploma"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    There is good benefits such as leave and retirment matching. Supervisors are flexible with your schedule

    Cons

    If you have college education, you will not be getting paid for it.


  10. "Management Analyst, Management Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Hill AFB, UT
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Hill AFB, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Last year with employer - 2004 Employment Status - retired
    I loved my job as team lead of the Personnel Support Team. Prior to that position, I was an executive assistant to the Directorate and Deputy Director Chief for the Defense Megacenter Ogden.

    Cons

    None. I loved the work and the people.

    Advice to Management

    None. When employees are treated fairly, a productive staff is achieved.


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