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US Department of the Interior Reviews

Updated Oct 19, 2019

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3.5
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US Department of the Interior CEO Ryan Zinke
Ryan Zinke
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Telework opportunities improve the work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "Telework friendly, supportive manager, stability, challenging, fun(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Once you are in the DOI it is much easier to move around(in 7 reviews)

  • "Slow on-boarding processes, workload is barely enough to keep busy, contractors are not treated with same respect as full-time GS employees(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Structured"

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    Current Employee - Senior Desktop Support Specialist in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Minimal micromanagement. Highly defined responsibilities

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. No salary growth

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    US Department of the Interior2019-07-13
  2. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Payroll Technician in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learn a lot and hours are great

    Cons

    Management can be unfriendly to work with

    US Department of the Interior2019-10-20
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  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Management & Program Analyst in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Department of the Interior full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Rewarding mission to manage and protect US natural resources and wildlife. Dedicated professionals who care about their job.

    Cons

    More of a confederation of independent Bureaus than a unified culture across Interior. Lack of centralized employee development and management.

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    US Department of the Interior2019-09-19
  5. "Not a bad place to work if you want to contribute to public service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work if you are interested in public service. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up since it career progression must follow strict rules in place by the government. Ex: Have to be in a position for at least a year to move to next grade level. Compensation is not great.

    US Department of the Interior2019-05-30
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Auditor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow, and great management. Telework opportunities improve the work life balance.

    Cons

    Difficult to get into from the private sector or public. Once you are in the DOI it is much easier to move around.

    US Department of the Interior2019-04-10
  7. "Incompetent HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time

    Pros

    Grade ladder, structured performance metrics

    Cons

    HR screwed up my hiring process because of incompetence. Serious consequences for me and non for the HR staff. Issues with work culture.

    US Department of the Interior2019-04-25
  8. Helpful (1)

    "A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits pay time off insurance

    Cons

    Availability of overtime and difficulty of getting hired

    US Department of the Interior2019-03-12
  9. "Not the same"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great mission, flexible work schedules and dedicated career employees

    Cons

    commute, changing of political leadership is hard on the career employees. The treatment of civil servants in the past two years has been horrible. No promotion potential and the senior leaders that are left are so beat down that they can't help their staffs, because they are all leaving out the door because of the hostile environment.

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    US Department of the Interior2019-03-29
  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are helpful and friendly Teleworking opportunities Room for growth

    Cons

    So far I have no cons to offer

    US Department of the Interior2019-02-11
  11. "Good and Bad"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at US Department of the Interior full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It is government so it is a pretty stable job with very good benefits.

    Cons

    It is the government. Very little competition or passion.

    US Department of the Interior2019-02-23
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