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US Food Safety and Inspection Service Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable, good benefits, solid parent organization.

    Cons

    Job involved travel to rural areas, hours could be quite varied, management not supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Autocratic management style not productive to work environment and to experienced employees.


  2. "Steady employment with a catch"

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    Current Employee - SPHV in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - SPHV in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This job provides government benefits and health care, vision and dental plan. Paid vacation and sick leave. Paid training. Most locations have a signing bonus.

    Cons

    Must work nights, weekends and almost all holidays. Must work mandatory over time. Your schedule changes often. Limited upward mobility.


  3. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Order Selector in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Columbia, MD

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people and good pay. The local union really did a excellent job as well.

    Cons

    It went out of business so thats never fun.

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "USDA NOT FOR EVERYONE"

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    Current Employee - Food Inspector in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Food Inspector in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay especially if you get the overtime, currently my plant works every Saturday. Decent insurance. Decent 401k plan. I have been working 5 years and now going to gross over $60, but I work a lot of overtime. There are tons of promotional level positions out there but you need to be willing to relocate to obtain them at earlier stages of your tenure. You can easily reach near six figures with the right plant and or promotion.

    Cons

    BORING, 2 shift plants have the worst culture, two faced, back stabbing co workers. Management rarely gives a crap. There are employees that understand the agencies employee directives and use them to there advantage if they don't like you they get you in trouble or fired. Upper Management doesn't listen. If you can keep to yourself as much as possible and don't care about the drama, ok, this job may be good for you. Still be careful!

    Advice to Management

    MMMMMM....Do your jobs! Management from all levels! This is the worst job culture I have ever worked in.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "FSIS Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Inspector in Arcadia, WI
    Former Employee - Inspector in Arcadia, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None - It was absolutely horrible.

    Cons

    Promised advancement and did not happen. Do not treat pregnant nursing mothers well.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Government Benefits -The Only Perk"

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    Current Employee - Csi in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Csi in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits - Health Ins., Life Ins., Retirement plan, paid leave for vacation and illness (earned).

    Cons

    Upper Management maintains a mostly combative relationship with field employees, little to no support from district level HR Specialists and Analysts, little to no support from the majority of departments within the district headquarters. The pay scale has changed little over the past decade and pay is less than similar positions in the private sector. From upper management to D.C. officials - there is little to no transparency and field employees are often "the last to know".

    Advice to Management

    Be clear and transparent in your intentions. Your decisions affect people's lives. Give us the courtesy of being truthful with us!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great government job"

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    Former Employee - Food Safety Inspector in Holcomb, KS
    Former Employee - Food Safety Inspector in Holcomb, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work if you enjoy protecting the public health. Great benefits working for the government. The work is fairly easy and a team environment. You get to work with a very diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Some plants have very long hours and rotating shifts. You get used to it, but it can be tough at first.

    Advice to Management

    More recognition for a job well done would be greatly appreciated.


  9. "Changing enivorment."

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Beltsville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved that it was close to home.

    Cons

    Ever changing enivorment that turns bad.

    Advice to Management

    The management doesn't help the staff.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "horrible"

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    Former Employee - Food Inspector in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Food Inspector in Bryan, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    48k a year when i left after 4 years. started at 28k

    Cons

    i got so fed up i ended up leaving for lunch one day and never came back. it was so horrible i left an almost 50k a year job and have been much happier since.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "A lot of corrupt, cheap, and stupid political appointees in the TOP management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you have political connections, you don't have to do anything.

    Cons

    It's the worse place to work at, your mental health might be in question after a few months. Nothing makes sense in this agency. It's just a huge political drama everywhere. If you go talk to someone in your agency without your supervisor's know how, you might get fired for that.

    Advice to Management

    They are way beyond any advice, it's a rotten place.


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