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Found 1,406 of over 2K reviews
3.8
72% Recommend to a Friend
US Department of Homeland Security Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen
67% Approve of CEO

Found 1,407 of over 2K reviews

3.8
72%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
Approve of CEO
US Department of Homeland Security Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen
Kirstjen Nielsen
258 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great benefits for families and full of opportunities(in 143 reviews)
  • "Pay was good and would automatically increase over time.(in 87 reviews)
  • "Felt great to help people(in 58 reviews)
  • "great job security with plenty of opportunities for over time(in 56 reviews)
  • "Good Salary and the TSP match a good percentage of your investment if you partake in that program.(in 37 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Dream job

    Nov 8, 2022 - Field Technology Officer in Eagle Pass, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very good pay Vacation time And good opportunity to move somewhere else

    Cons

    On call A lot of traveling and working most of time in very timely crunch

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Excellent Company

    Dec 4, 2022 - Procurement Specialist in Portsmouth, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Great opportunity for education completion, training and further growth.

    Cons

    If the government shuts down you don't work!

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great employment

    Dec 4, 2022 - Administrative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with people with a lot of experience.

    Cons

    very structured in that there are a lot of different policies

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Best

    Dec 3, 2022 - Customs Brokerage Representative in Miami, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, I love everything I do. So hard to get in but it's worth the time.

    Cons

    None, it's an amazing agency. Love what I do. Work hard .

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great

    Nov 19, 2022 - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in Tampa, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours, good people, nice place to work

    Cons

    Rude passengers, long hours, feet hurt

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Tsa screener

    Dec 1, 2022 - TSA Screener in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Schedule can fluctuate depending on what is available.

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Academy

    Nov 15, 2022 - Deportation Officer in Rancho San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to start your law enforcement career.

    Cons

    The 6 ft wall at the academy is hard specially for a 4'11 female. 1.50 run piece of cake, 185 dummy drag piece of cake but the wall was what got me.

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Ok

    Nov 11, 2022 - Deputy Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are good. People are great

    Cons

    It’s government work. Political agendas

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    ENJOYED IT

    Nov 10, 2022 - HR Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule Supportive Team Leader

    Cons

    Pay not competitive with private sector

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    A Great place to work!

    Nov 8, 2022 - Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist) 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Nice People - Not too busy. But steady

    Cons

    effected by public changes in the office always. work can get a bit boring

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US Department of Homeland Security has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 1,529 reviews left anonymously by employees. 72% of employees would recommend working at US Department of Homeland Security to a friend and 61% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, US Department of Homeland Security employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at US Department of Homeland Security. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

72% of US Department of Homeland Security employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated US Department of Homeland Security 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

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