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US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • Too few opportunities for advancement, rampant favoritism, problematic management at the highest level (in 7 reviews)

  • A lot of red tape, things move very slow at times (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Unfair labor practice"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant Trainee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant Trainee in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people are nice and friendly there. The daily tasks are not hard at all to an accounting professional.

    Cons

    My previous supervisor was biased and discriminatory. No people or procedures could prevent a person like my ex-supervisor from abusing her power.

    Advice to Management

    Less political and bureaucratic, listen to the stories from both sides and find out the truth underneath the so-claimed evaluations.


  2. "Worst Place on Earth to Work"

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    Current Employee - EOS in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - EOS in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexi schedule, alternative work schedules, unionized & fellow co-workers/peers. The work is rewarding when you are allowed to do your job.

    Cons

    Horrible & misguided management. The agency lacks training and it lacks individuals who are capable of developing and implementing adequate and sufficient training that is conducive to the work. Information provided is often false and misguided regarding the job, positions, travel, benefits & advancement. The agency as a whole is not organized. Management lacks clear & basic knowledgeable on managing skills, job requirements and resources required to do the job. The agency lacks consistency & most importantly management staff is a bunch of bullies! It only allows you to select one city and state but this applies to nearly every office across the nation none of the employees appear to be happy!

    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying & micromanaging your staff. You lwill get better results, more quality work, one loyal employees, & more effective results.

  3. "National Indian Council on Aging"

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    Former Employee - Job Developer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Job Developer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're looking for an easy monday through friday job, this may be for you, but beware!

    Cons

    This company if funded through a grant by the US Dept. of Labor and they've already lost a lot of the states that they cover when renewing their grant for 2017-2020. I have a feeling once 2020 hits, they will be done for. You're expected to travel a lot and that includes out of state travel. Doesn't pay well at all and the benefits are not good.


  4. "Attorney/ Head Steward"

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    Current Employee - Attorney/Head Steward in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Attorney/Head Steward in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable employment and rate of pay

    Cons

    Hostile environment in the new Trump Administration

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Wage and Hour Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Independent and always working in he field. Great mission and rewarding experience when you actually have the support of management to accomplish the goals.

    Cons

    The agency is focusing more in numbers(of cases) and not in the mission... its a joke. If you are not part of the "GANG" (Regional Administrator and District Directors) you are pretty much done and forget about moving up. A few District Directors and Assistant District Directors are really good... it really depends in the District and specially the REGION.

    Advice to Management

    They know what they are doing wrong and what should be done...


  6. "They suck never work for them!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    nothing good to say about these people.

    Cons

    They are full of racists management.


  7. "Wage and Hour Technician"

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    Former Employee - Wage and Hour Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Wage and Hour Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A pay check every two weeks and flex time.

    Cons

    The grades for this position are the lowest in the Nation for the work expected. No promotion potential. Too much micro managing. They can not keep employees, high turn over.

    Advice to Management

    As of immediate supervisors, they are supportive and helpful but they are at the mercy of their District Directors.

  8. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    one pro is getting regular pay

    Cons

    one con is being underpaid

    Advice to Management

    offer your employees incentives to stay and develop their careers


  9. "Mis-Management and abuse of Labor Laws"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say

    Cons

    I have never worked for a place that say one thing and do another. They violate the labor laws that they are supposed to enforce. If you treat your employees badly then you can't expect good morale.

    Advice to Management

    Stop abusing the labor laws and showing favoritism to your friends. Do not hire your friends as they are not the best person for the job.


  10. "No room for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at US Department of Labor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great employees, depending on the supervisor you can have a supportive track

    Cons

    upper management is horrible. There is no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    retire


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