US Fish and Wildlife Service Reviews

Updated Sep 6, 2020

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US Fish and Wildlife Service Director  Dan Ashe
Dan Ashe
14 Ratings
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  • "As with any federal agency there is A LOT of red tape to deal with(in 6 reviews)

  • "No upward mobility or career advancement options at location(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biological Science Technician in Lodi, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Fish and Wildlife Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pretty positive work environment Training and education opportunities Good benefits S Depending on the office and supervisor-work can be independently/not micromanaged.

    Cons

    Many offices and positions lack upward mobility. Term and temp employees have slightly less benefits.

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  2. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Grants Technician in Portland, OR

    I have been working at US Fish and Wildlife Service full-time

    Pros

    Good community of people to work with.

    Cons

    The Heirarchy is pretty rigid.


  3. "Good mission, good culture"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Fish and Wildlife Biologist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at US Fish and Wildlife Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to contribute in a variety of ways to wildlife and habitat conservation; move around among jobs and around the country; highly collegial, collaborative environment internally and with other organizations; good pay, great benefits, humane work/life balance policies.

    Cons

    Overburdened with bureaucracy; too much process attached to every activity; very much at mercy of politics and prevailing administration aims and little to no "speaking truth to power."

  4. "Field and lab biologist"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Biologist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Fish and Wildlife Service full-time

    Pros

    Research and praxis with a mission

    Cons

    Government can be slow at times

  5. "field technition job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Biological Science Technician in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Fish and Wildlife Service full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    outdoors, very supportive staff. Learned a lot and had alot of contact with superisors.

    Cons

    Occasionally had periods with not enough work to keep us busy while in the office.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Agency, Rough Administration"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Grants Specialist in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Fish and Wildlife Service full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working in conservation is so incredibly rewarding in and of itself. In particular, I love that I am able to leverage my strengths in administration and attention to detail in a way that contributes meaningfully to conservation. My program has supportive first-tier leadership that has consistently rewarded good, competent performance.

    Cons

    The current administration is not a friend to my program. For years they've been developing roadblocks and hurdles and endless exercises in paperwork. Funding that has been appropriated by Congress for very specific purposes is being held up with literally no actual written justification, so it's gotten very disheartening.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good place not much growth"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Biologist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at US Fish and Wildlife Service full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to work, most work is easy. Good salary

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to growth.

  8. "Great job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Biologist 

    I have been working at US Fish and Wildlife Service full-time

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunity due to structure of government jobs.

  9. "Good workplace."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Land Surveyor 

    I have been working at US Fish and Wildlife Service full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Matching TSP contribution.

    Cons

    Lots of travel to remote places.

  10. "Love the agency"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wildlife Inspector 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Fish and Wildlife Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many fun opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Small agency, words travels fast

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