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US Department of Homeland Security Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Long hours, bad middle managers, and poor work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Dealing with upper management and leadership (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Personnel Security Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Personnel Security Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Personnel Security Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has quality benefits and pay

    Cons

    The position is Indoors 100%

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Program Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission focused and purpose driven work impacting your everyday exist

    Cons

    Red tape and old guard employees slow progress down

    Advice to Management

    Streamline promotion process.

  3. "cbp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and other matters given

    Cons

    no balance between work time and life


  4. "Law Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Clerks deal with wide range experiences including filing briefs, motions, and other pleadings for District and Immigration Courts.

    Cons

    Constant work, must meet deadlines, cannot turn in bad work product.


  5. "SUP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good career to start and finish

    Cons

    must have mastery level knowledge

    Advice to Management

    yes


  6. "Automotive Technician"

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    Former Employee - Auto Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Auto Technician in San Diego, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Homeland Security full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    To keep border patrol cars and truck running well.

    Cons

    Love working to the government and selves well.

    Advice to Management

    I have passions of cars


  7. "TSO"

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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 Homeland Security full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, even if your part time, decent pay

    Cons

    too much micro managing, a lot of procedures you need to remember

  8. "tso"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    doing something for you country to keep it safe and free to travel

    Cons

    protect passengers from prohbited items before boarding aircraft

    Advice to Management

    be more professional


  9. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Tso
    Current Employee - Tso
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, dental and vision are all good. Government job security. Pay is good. Plenty of different schedules are available.

    Cons

    Staffing is on the small side. Annual leave takes time to collect. Sick leave only builds up 4 hours a paycheck and doesn’t get bigger, ever.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  10. "DHS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Security mission and sense of working for the greater good of the country.

    Cons

    Still in the process of organizing. HR , IT and Training (CLO office) need more work to bring them up to the same level as other federal agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people


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