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US Department of Homeland Security Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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US Department of Homeland Security Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen
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Pros
  • "Service to country, good pay and benefits, job security, camaraderie" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance, flexibility, family friendly" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, bad middle managers, and poor work-life balance" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Dealing with upper management and leadership" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great Organization"

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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

    Work that has a positive impact on society.

    Cons

    Long hours and in harsh environments.


  2. "Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Federal service and great benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes 12 hour shifts and horrible days off

  3. "Federal Agent"

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    Current Employee - Federal Agent in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Federal Agent in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits, and nothing else

    Cons

    Hours, time away from home, and the toll on your body

    Advice to Management

    Lower management has no managerial education or experience, and upper management has no on-the-job experience... a circus ensues...


  4. "Coordination Center Officer"

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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

    Stability career for starters within their government career progression.

    Cons

    Cliques!No mentors available for career progression

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  5. "Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Inspector in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Inspector in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay for the job that is done

    Cons

    Poor leadership as far as upper management is concerned


  6. "DHS"

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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 Homeland Security full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. I have found DHS is also a good place for family.

    Cons

    None. DHS is totally amazing.


  7. "Smoke and Mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The friends that you obtain through working is priceless.

    Cons

    It's all an illusion...smoke and mirrors. Integrity and Honor are words to inspire but top leadership never follows their own rules. Corruption runs amok...trust me. I have seen it first hand. Very sad...people in today's society think they can trust the government...you can't...

    Advice to Management

    Hire ethical and moral people that truly care about the concerns of their people on the ground. Quit hiring incompetent leaders that only care about themselves and their career.

  8. "Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    Great agency and retirement

    Cons

    DHS doesn’t always get a full budget support from congress to fulfill mission.

    Advice to Management

    Support employees


  9. "Government"

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    Current Employee - LEO in New York, NY
    Current Employee - LEO in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    DHS is ahead of other Gov LE agencies.

    Cons

    All Gov LE agencies too concerned with statistics.

    Advice to Management

    Quality over quantity.


  10. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Creativity, ability to grow

    Cons

    Disorganized, minimum investment in administrative department

    Advice to Management

    Allocate resources to Mission Support as well as law enforcement


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