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Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Cyber Security Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Cyber Security Program Manager in Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Program Manager in Vicksburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bleeding edge opportunities to leverage making the world safer in the process..

    Cons

    More burocracy than necessary but the Mission is always accomplished!


  2. "US DOD, a great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good team, excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    There are none to report at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  3. "Transitioning US Naval Officer"

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    Current Employee - LCDR Michael Barksdale in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - LCDR Michael Barksdale in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broadened opportunity to travel the world while serving the country.

    Cons

    Funding shortfalls, as commented in national media, have increased risk to mission.

    Advice to Management

    Continue risk to mission to assessments.


  4. "IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and good mission. Serving your country and defending the flag. Can't say enough about how great it is to serve the nation.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and slow to react to change and new technologies. Too many old heads who quite frankly need to go. Bring in young blood and new thinkers. Avoid and resist antibodies.

    Advice to Management

    Trust industry to transform our way of doing IT for the department. We don't have all the answers or know what we're doing sometimes. OPM is a good example of what is wrong with US government IT.


  5. "Workforce support activity senior enlisted leader"

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    Current Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    Challenging position, with real-world feedback

    Cons

    Military life, locked in to 4 or 6 year enlistment

    Advice to Management

    Most military retirees are very career and goal oriented, get a retired military a second look on resumes and job interviews, we are diamonds in the rough.


  6. "Its the military"

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    Current Employee - Sys Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Sys Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    steady pay and job security

    Cons

    frequent deployments and moves to new locations with little choice


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    "HEALTH TECHNICIAN"

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    Current Employee - Health Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Health Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoy working with patients of all ages
    Allows me the opportunity to work independently or as a team member

    Cons

    Difficult to move to a higher status

    Advice to Management

    Rotation of personnel

  8. "Supply Technician"

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    Current Employee - Supply Technician in Lemoore Nas, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Technician in Lemoore Nas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most secure job in the world with the best benefits ever. No business in the world can compete with the DOD.

    Cons

    Special projects that have no relevance to your position.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees do the job they were hired to do.


  9. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Detachment Commander in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Detachment Commander in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Patriotism, Duty, Team, Travel, Military Training
    Benefits Include: Full Med/Dental Insurance, Pension, Thrift Savings Plan, Student Loans Repayment, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Graduate Program, Free Pre-K, Federal State Local Tax Advantage, Deployment Pay, USAA Credit Union Membership, Commissary, Life Insurance, Legal, Counseling, Community, Activities, Occupational Health Services, Training / Certification Programs, Travel, Expenses Allowance (Clothes, Food), Relocation Allowance and Assistance, 30 Days Paid Vacation, Holidays, Paid Sick Leave, 10 Days Paternity Leave, Casual Atmosphere, Facilities

    Cons

    Long deployments and training exercises away from family and friends, hazardous conditions, imminent fire and danger on certain deployments

    Advice to Management

    Let leaders be leaders! Stop asking for updates every second of every day and give lower level leadership some latitude or, better yet, support them. Take the hit for your guys once in a while, they will take the hit for you. Finally, enough with damn powerpoint!


  10. "US Army"

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    Current Employee - Electronic Warfare in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Electronic Warfare in Fort Hood, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Organization to work for.

    Cons

    Time away during deployments can be hard.


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