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US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  • Realistic work / life balance for employees (in 56 reviews)

  • Great benefits & compensation package (in 122 reviews)

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  1. "Operations Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Lakehurst, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Lakehurst, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule and hours

    Cons

    Limited career mobility if you want to maintain in the same area


  2. "One of the best organizations to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CPO in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - CPO in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    structured, dedicated, accountable, honorable, committed

    Cons

    Separation from family can be difficult


  3. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Joint Strike Fighter Program Office truly cares about the success of the program and saving taxpayer's dollars when enhancing the F-35.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.


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  5. "LPN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fort Lee, VA
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fort Lee, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work hours, great with requested days off

    Cons

    They have a 2 year probation period


  6. "It was very rewarding to support such a vitally important mission carried out by some of the most dedicated people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Technician in Edwards AFB, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Technician in Edwards AFB, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you believe in the defense of our freedom and want to serve in that mission, then this is a great career to have.

    Cons

    The day to day process of getting things completed can be bogged down by a slow and monolithic layer of decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the waste and knock off the "spend it or lose it" mentality regarding the annual budget.

    So-called end of FY "fallout money" are taxpayers dollars you're entrusted with!


  7. "Military Deputy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Deputy in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are fantastic, loyal, helpful

    Cons

    High Cost area and federal salaries

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing!


  8. "Supervisory Recreation Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superisory Recreation Specialist in White Sands Missile Range, NM
    Current Employee - Superisory Recreation Specialist in White Sands Missile Range, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, benefits, travel opportunities and service to military. Job satisfaction

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and regulations out of your control

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you came from and what it is like starting out.


  9. "Cyber Defense Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, excellent professional development, excellent benefits, excellent mission, good pay. There is always the trade-off of hire pay at a private company but with longer work days.

    Cons

    Many of the computer-development platforms are outdated, bureaucracy is painful (a form for everything), low-energy colleagues who will never get fired, lack of direction by management.

    Advice to Management

    I would ask management to provide better direction to those that actually do real work. Reward hard workers rather than those who "suck up." Get rid of dead wood.


  10. "GOOD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Military Entrance Processing Station:Great leadership, very flexible with requesting time off, nice atmosphere processing military applicants. Nice group of people to work with.

    Cons

    A lot of down time and no challenge, very monotonous daily work

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Working for DoD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and wonderful work environment

    Cons

    There are no Cons that I see with this employer



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