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US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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US Department of Labor Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta
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  • A lot of red tape, things move very slow at times (in 8 reviews)

  • the federal government has a lot of rules, most for good reasons, but it can take time to achieve goals (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time

    Pros

    excellent pay, and great benifits

    Cons

    every man for themselves, people always stabbing in the back to try to make themselves look good.


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, relaxed work environment. Salary and benefits package is exceptional.

    Cons

    Commuting time to and from work provides very little work-life balance.

  3. "Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good pay, generous benefits and flex schedule

    Cons

    Golden handcuffs. Not the most exciting work


  4. "Data Collector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Labor part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, ease of scheduling

    Cons

    Not much advancement in part time

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Excellent"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great pay, satisfying work, dedicated colleagues, employees have varying levels of expertise, federal government benefits a plus, FMLA policies, support working mothers, daycare onsite is excellent.

    Cons

    Lack of creativity, hire from within the ranks, HR is horrible, employees don’t have a greater understanding of other agencies within DOL, leadership is not cohesive,

    Advice to Management

    Don’t be afraid to hire outside talent


  6. "Regional IT Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic agency to work in. There are only 10 Regional IT Coordinators, one for each region.

    Cons

    Dependent on national office for switch upgrades and cut-overs. Zero to little guidance on policy.


  7. "The Atlanta Office is Poorly Managed"

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    Current Employee - Investigator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Investigator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at US Department of Labor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the offices have good telework policies that allow employees to perform most work tasks from home. Additionally most offices provide provide flexible time policies that allow employees to work a 4 day work work schedule or to flex their time so that they can attend to any medical or personal needs.

    Cons

    There is little consistency between offices. Upper level management is ineffective at removing middle management that harass regular staff and lower level management. The procedures for removing employees that do not do their work are highly dependent on the ability of middle management to go through a lengthy process to remove them.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to pay greater attention to the actions of middle management. They need to ensure that abusive middle management is removed from a position where they can harass employees.

  8. "Toxic management"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Attorney in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, telework.

    Cons

    This office used to be highly regarded--it was known as a place that cared about and developed employees through mentorship and opportunity. New management came in a couple years ago and has just crushed the soul of this office through micromanaging and disciplinary threats. Management appears to value (and promote) those who are loyal over those with experience or ability--resulting in a culture of lower level managers who are unqualified and inexperienced. 2/3 of the employees in this office have left over the past year. The environment is toxic.


  9. "Mgmt"

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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 Labor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You don’t have to be very smart to move up. Just know the right people, attend Baker to Vegas and no matter your competency level, you’ll promote

    Cons

    Too many to list. Steer clear and work for the IRS or McDonalds.

    Advice to Management

    Congress needs to get involved with this agency. Absolutely a circus and a waste of tax payers dollars.


  10. "Not worth it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Labor full-time

    Pros

    Job stability and great benefits.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy and lack of ingenuity.


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