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US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. "Lowest Common Denominator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Regular paycheck low stress comfortable seat

    Cons

    low moral, no promotion prospective


  2. "Low Salary"

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Fort Knox, KY
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Fort Knox, KY

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good so far

    Cons

    Low salary, few opportunities to move up

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay scale to current salary in area

  3. "Cybersecurity"

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    Current Employee - Cyber Security Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Demand. Location. job security once probationary period is over.

    Cons

    extreme shortage of employees in IT field

    Advice to Management

    Grow employee resource


  4. "Military"

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

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    Travel, people, specific of job

    Cons

    long hours, little knowledge of management, lack of sleep


  5. "MEh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Its a job that is steady with little risk of being terminated.

    Cons

    In crappy places all the time


  6. "Job Security"

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

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

    Pros

    There is job security in the Federal Government

    Cons

    No growth in the organization that I am in within DOD

    Advice to Management

    Need upward mobility, mentoring so employees can move ahead in career


  7. "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    There aren't any at this time

    Cons

    Not fun to work at.

  8. "Law Enforcment"

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    Current Employee - EEO Program Specialist in Fort Huachuca, AZ
    Current Employee - EEO Program Specialist in Fort Huachuca, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good companionship. Extensive Healthcare option. Paid Leave. You will only find out the perks and cons once you have been in with the company

    Cons

    Bad Manager of Talent, contracted employment.You will only find out the perks and cons once you have been in with the company

    Advice to Management

    Talent Management is the key in retaining the best and brightest. You will only find out the perks and cons once you have been in with the company


  9. "Organizations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good organizations to work for

    Cons

    Not all are pro- career growth opportunity providers


  10. "Jury is still out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I work on my own with minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Mistrust of supervisor and upper management.


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