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US Department of Labor Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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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. "Attorney Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, the hours were flexible

    Cons

    Sometimes boring work, bureaucracy could get frustrating


  2. "Review of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Compliance Officer/Investigator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Compliance Officer/Investigator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Government job, Moderate Hours, Federal Holidays,

    Cons

    Government Job, Bureaucracy, Pay not high enough, Scattered focus

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent


  3. "Federal Project Officer in ETA Region 6"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Federal Project Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Federal Project Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees work great together. Flexible schedule. Good benefits. Great location.

    Cons

    Senior management is not employee focused. Regional hierarchy lacks leadership and plays favorites. Some managers do not know how to manage employees and not held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to effectively and efficiently lead people before taking on a positions that requires being in charge of people.


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  5. "good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Intern in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i worked at DOL NYS ITS , its a good place to do internship , i learned lot and employees helped me n my doubts

    Cons

    they don't convert internship into full-time jobs because of some state rule, otherwise its okey ,
    i dont think of anything else

    Advice to Management

    i would like to advice that convert interns into full timers and hire more interns so that the work load will be well balanced among all staff


  6. "Residential Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for 3yrs @ Job Corps Center in Washington, DC. I enjoyed the rapport with managing the young people there and making a positive impact on the development of youth lives. US Depart. of Labor supplied funding for program under government contracted services, which the program benefited from.

    Cons

    Whoever the funds weren't used to the betterment of trades, teachers, supplies and staff training.

    Advice to Management

    Give subordinate staff pay increases for the hard work they render to youth, when they're understaffed and underpaid and limited resources.


  7. "Technical Investigator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The DOL has a great mission

    Cons

    Some coworkers and management are small
    minded and make mountains over molehills


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    "Investigator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Senior Investigator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Everyday is different and there is incredible flexibility in your work schedule. This job is great for parents because it allows them to spend 2 days working from home.

    Cons

    Management is not always supportive. There are some very senior employees who because of their seniority are paid very well even though their skill, knowledge and work ethic are lagging.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more consistent in its review of employees and for promotions. More support and training would be helpful.


  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. "Wage and Hour Investigator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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...



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