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US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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US Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez
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  • A lot of red tape, things move very slow at times (in 7 reviews)

  • Too few opportunities for advancement, rampant favoritism, problematic management at the highest level (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Economic Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Autonomous with several Training Strategies

    Cons

    Individuality out, while, conformity in


  2. "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "flexibility"

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

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

    Pros

    Great workplace flexibility, work from home.

    Cons

    years of stagnant salaries, poor middle management


  7. "Rehabilitation Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, very motivated staff.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, bureaucracy, bureaucracy. Influx of FECA people into the top levels of management of the program.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the Longshore program to stand on it's own without "FECAization"


  8. "Assistant Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Job security, Benefits, Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Budget cuts, Top down govt approach

    Advice to Management

    Retain good talent however possible


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    "Investigator"

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

    Pros

    Great job. good people. flexible hours.

    Cons

    TPS reports. Poor managers. Washington oversight


  10. "Good secure jobs"

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    Current Employee - Wage Hour Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Wage Hour Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are great.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get the hang of it and feel comfortable. Have to deal with some unpleasant customers.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  11. "Efficient Team"

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

    I worked at US Department of Labor as a contractor

    Pros

    Very structured. Guidelines are pretty set. You get all national holidays and can accrue 4 weeks of leave easily as a new employee.

    Cons

    Lack of creativity and individuality when working on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Loved working for DOL.



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