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US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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US Department of Labor Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta
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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. "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.


  2. "Good"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at US Department of Labor as an intern

    Pros

    Flexible and friendly. Very nice people.

    Cons

    The supervision was a bit loose.

  3. "Budget Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for upward growth.

    Cons

    Very drab building interior and lots of old people.

    Advice to Management

    Renovate this building as soon as possible.


  4. "Good start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Can be tough to move around, you might have to move cities.

    Advice to Management

    More training might keep people there longer.


  5. "H2b Analyst"

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

    I have been working at US Department of Labor as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people, Easy work. No one on your back.

    Cons

    A lot of changes over course of 7 months. Nothing stays the same


  6. "Great mission, technology decent and getting better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Labor full-time

    Pros

    great mission protecting American workers
    good workplace practices, such as occupational safety and health (lots of standing desks), flexible schedules
    really good employee feedback system (IdeaMill)
    decent technology (getting to Iphones, dual monitors)

    Cons

    no wifi outside of common areas
    cell reception not great in interior areas
    some agencies are doing too much, having too many meetings, not staffing properly

    Advice to Management

    keep going with technology improvements


  7. "Athletic Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Athletic Engineer in Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Athletic Engineer in Fairbanks, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pro's of the athletic engineer is accepting the time in which one puts within one's body, enabling the ability to pursue that of the weight in which one gains I.E. Bone Densities to enable the structure to then continue growth on several levels. I.E. Windows, Steps, Densities of Glass, and in many cases battling with the thought of the blood extraction and the creation of gargoyles.

    Cons

    Finding those of whom enable one such financial instruction. Yet the abilities to endure that of one's continuation will enable one the ability to think in terms of the future. I.E. Road Trips, Quick Books, Private Sector

    Advice to Management

    Cardio Vascular, the ability to think in terms of a circuit and that in which enables the item to them come closer to one in terms of one's personal gym. I.E. Retirement and the ownership of a gym, one will come in contact with the belief of many pressures of which one then emits on the earth enabling one the abilities to see that in which will stimulate the purchasing price to be that in which one is enabled to establish.

  8. "Mission Driven atmoshpere"

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    Former Employee - Chief of Staff, Employment and Training Administration in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Chief of Staff, Employment and Training Administration in Washington, DC
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission of the Department of Labor to help Americans enter and succeed in the middle class

    Cons

    the federal government has a lot of rules, most for good reasons, but it can take time to achieve goals

    Advice to Management

    Let people fail so that innovation is not only rewarded but expected.


  9. "Caring Environment to Grow in"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Flint, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My boss is a huge advocate for their employees.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care for your employees.


  10. "Wage and hour"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good working environment.

    Cons

    Case deadline is 90 calendar days.


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