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US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. "Interesting work, bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very interesting work with the potential to make a difference

    Cons

    Can be bogged down by bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Focus on younger employees to increase retention

  3. "I love working for the Dept"

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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

    Great atmosphere to work. People are nice and very helpful

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the agency

    Advice to Management

    Keep helping your people and provide a harmonious environment


  4. "DOL is Labor Intensive"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Too much work for the level of staffing; management pushes unreasonable expectations; not a team environment; poorly trained staff

    Advice to Management

    Need more team building across functions; create more of a work life balance; manage expectations; treat people with courtesy and respect.


  5. "Meaningful work, challenging bureaucratic culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to help workers address serious workplace problems.

    Cons

    Not enough resources to address all of the problems.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time listening to staff and building a supportive culture of trust and respect among staff at all levels.


  6. "Program Specialist"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Location, Parking, Opportunities, Program Mission and other Perks.

    Cons

    Needs some remodeling in offices and elevators.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Financial Management Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "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.


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