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US Department of Defense Washington DC Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "Military Deputy"

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    • 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!


  2. "Cyber Defense Analyst"

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    Many of the computer-development platforms are outdated, bureaucracy is painful (a form for everything), low-energy colleagues who will never get fired, lack of direction by management.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


  3. "corpsman"

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    Current Employee - Hospital Corpsman in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Hospital Corpsman in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, security, travel, fairness

    Cons

    work/life balance is awful. leadership can be bad


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  5. "Military Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - O6 - Air Force - Colonel in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - O6 - Air Force - Colonel in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent comaraderi and health benefits

    Cons

    Challenging and Difficulty to innovate


  6. "Technical Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, decent compensation, good benefits

    Cons

    short-sighted leadership, politically driven agendas


  7. "An Intensive Summer for Interns"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You meet some of the hardest working people in public service.
    The work you do saves lives and enhances national security.

    Cons

    Working with the government can be burdensome when it comes to red tape but with enough perseverance you can push through.


  8. "Good, stable place to work"

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    Current Employee - Program Leader in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Current Employee - Program Leader in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Career opportunities can be limited


  9. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Public Service is an honor

    Cons

    Stringent acquisition rules that cause overruns.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize politics in the worklace


  10. "Lead Accounting Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Accounting Technician in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Accounting Technician in Quantico, VA

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

    Pros

    I love working for the Marine Corp and making a difference in the lives of Our Marines and their families. My position allows me to support our Accounts Payable Technicians, Buying Team, Finance and Commands world wide.

    Cons

    Government budget cuts reduce our man power. With the reduction of our Accounts Payable Technicians we have a challenge of processing large volume of payments on time and still providing our vendors with World Wide Customer Serves.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to Management is to talk to the employees that to the job and see what the pros and cons are in making a change. Gather all the information before you make a change


  11. "Its was fun for 28 yrs"

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    Former Employee - Dia in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Dia in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No lay offs also pay is reaileable

    Cons

    Nothing it all worked for me

    Advice to Management

    Remenber if you have been there long enough how hard it was was before 2000 to
     Move up



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