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US Department of the Interior Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bureau of Indian Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Federal Police Officer in McLaughlin, SD
    Current Employee - Federal Police Officer in McLaughlin, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is Good, overtime unlimited

    Cons

    Uncomfortable atmosphere for African Americans, uncontrollable overtime

    Advice to Management

    Become Familiar with other races, cultural etc. Treat employees the same


  2. "Contract Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great overall mission, flexible work schedule. If you like going to work and not being able to produce any value or end product DOI is the perfect job for you.

    Cons

    Bogged down in regulations and government process that doesn't bring any value to the tax payer or general public. Often times people want to make things harder than need be to justify their position. If you like playing a 3 hour football game over the period of six months this is the place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to use common sense and allow progress and work to be done in a streamlined manner.


  3. "Review appraiser"

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    Current Employee - Review Appraiser in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Review Appraiser in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly good co-workers and a great mission. Interesting assignments. Working as a team with the bureaus is quite rewarding.

    Cons

    Leadership is troubling. Authoritarian leadership style with intense office politics. Favoritism for kissing up and retailiation for those that don't. Tattle-tailing on your co-workers is encouraged. Best way to survive is to either becoming a kiss-up or keep a very low profile and stay away from the leaders. Nasty work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Time for new leadership. But those above the organization haven't the slightest idea what is happening internally.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT."

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

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Telework for some positions, metro subsidies, great location, some very smart and professional people

    Cons

    Internal politics, but maybe just like other places. Lots of required training as for every Gov job. No chance to move up if your position only goes to a certain level, as with other Gov jobs

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of lawsuits because it happens to every manager.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Statement Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Financial Statement Accountant in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Financial Statement Accountant in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great salary and employee benefits package.

    Cons

    High pressure environment and high stress.

    Advice to Management

    Team with your professional employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durango, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durango, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great mission. Best government entity I have ever been employed with.

    Cons

    As with any government agency, there is always red tape and many processed, but understandable.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Program Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The DOI is the only Federal Agency who actually monitors our country's land and resources, such as the National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. They have 8 bureaus, each responsible for different aspects of our wonderful country. It's a very rewarding and proud place to work for.

    Cons

    Working for DOI can be frustrating because of the competition between bureaus for resources. Each bureau uses their own database which can interfere with communicating with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Have the Bureaus start working together by finding common areas within the budget and databases that could stretch the appropriations for the Department.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Construction Control Representative forDepartment of Interior - Bureau of Reclamation"

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    Former Employee - Construction Control Representative in Tracy, CA
    Former Employee - Construction Control Representative in Tracy, CA

    I worked at US Department of the Interior full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My co-workers were excellent to work with. There were some long hour, this is expected since it is the construction field.

    Cons

    Have no complaints, enjoyed the experience. The pay is low, had to work overtime to make ends meet especially living in California.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Secretary/Timekeeper"

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    Former Employee - Secretary/Timekeeper in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Secretary/Timekeeper in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    . Good work environment, Co-workers cared for each other.

    Cons

    Was expected to work holidays, no excuses for not working.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good seasonal Position"

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    Former Employee - Park Ranger in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Park Ranger in New York, NY

    Pros

    Pay, Interaction with visitors, co-workers, history-oriented job

    Cons

    Growth opportunities, Management, Stressful, High Volume, Mundane at times.



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