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US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated July 25, 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 7 reviews)

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  1. "Run"

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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

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Very poor management and style. No clear direction.. changes when it benefits management staff.


  2. "Good salary for work but no room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, work flexibility, decent work lift balance.

    Cons

    No room for growth. No advancement opportunities if you are not white. Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Please offer more opportunities to minorities.

  3. "Financial Management Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to advance up the ladder; great gym; affordable child care; under Tom Perez, we had leadership that cared about employment satisfaction.

    Cons

    The building is frankly disgusting. Nothing that they can really do about it. It's just old, and in the middle of the city. No amount of cleaning would get rid of all the roaches and rats. Also, relationships are very important; which is a con if you're not accustomed to creating and fostering them.

    Advice to Management

    Please reconsider negotiating with GSA about moving the location. It's just not really a great environment health-wise.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are nice, and employees are treated well

    Cons

    the Headquarters building is run down

  8. "Mixed Experience"

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

    Pros

    Fast compensation increases;
    Theoretically Betters Community

    Cons

    Feels Disorganized;
    Not Great at Differentiating High vs. Low Achievers in Comp Awards


  9. "Horrible place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Labor part-time

    Pros

    very relaxed dress code in the Office of the Solicitor

    Cons

    Scheming coworkers, Horrible management and Poor training


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Too Many Political Appointees"

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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Labor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The mission of DOL is an extremely important one.
    Work life balance was a priority under Secretary Perez.

    Cons

    The place is WAY over-saturated with political appointees. The Secretary and Deputy Secretary were great, but nearly 10% of my office were appointed, and they were toxic to the mission.

    Too many people sitting comfortably on an easy job collecting an easy paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Scale back the appointees. It is unnecessary for a director to need 3-4 advisors.


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