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US Food Safety and Inspection Service Reviews

Updated August 30, 2018
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  1. "YES, if you can"

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    Former Employee - GS-10 CSI in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - GS-10 CSI in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    wonderful all around organization to work for.

    Cons

    very few cons about this organization .

    Advice to Management

    keep on truckin


  2. "Make sure they send you the full disclosure about the Job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, ability to promote out.

    Cons

    You may take the job thinking you're applying for A shift and that you will have a good work-life balance. Some inspectors had documentation explaining the exact nature of the job, I, however, did not. I was not aware you rotate to B shift every 8 weeks, nor was I aware you would be mandated for overtime at ridiculous hours, regardless of whether you are a consistent volunteer for OT. I am sure if they put this information in the job description, a select few would apply.

  3. "Generation Gap=Different Work Styles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent value of Work/Life balance. Have the option to telework. Although the amount of days are in the process of being shorting to telework. This is a good agency to work at if you are just entering the federal government. Agency is making a great effort to allow their employees to express their feelings with surveys. And they are providing more training than before in diversity, active shooter and more. They are making and effort and will maybe take sometime to get it half way to where they want it to be.

    Cons

    It is a very different culture here. There is a mixing bowl to how employees work here. You have some employees working with attitudes like it is still the 80's, some in the 90's and some up-to-date. There are a lot of things that just don't make sense that happens like questionable hires and unfair treatment of employees. There is a problem with different generations learning to work together for the mission and success of the agency. I think this agency is behind with the rest.

    Advice to Management

    Managers, take time to observe your sections work style. If change is needed then make sure every one is doing the same steps. Be fair with employees. Treat them as you would want to be treated.


  4. "Just okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    Work location, downtown near Smithsonian.

    Cons

    Outdated technology, with lots of resistance to change.


  5. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, very progressive and supportive of telework.

    Cons

    No cons for the company.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Nice place to work."

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    Current Employee - Microbiologist
    Current Employee - Microbiologist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Pension plan. Job security.

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunity in the field. DC locations offer more opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Retire early.


  7. "C.S.I. / I.I.C. Food Inspector"

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    Current Employee - CSI/IIC Food Inspector in Cottondale, FL
    Current Employee - CSI/IIC Food Inspector in Cottondale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for them twice the first time I was a manager, in charge of four different locations.

    Cons

    Glassdoor has NO idea what this job is or how skilled or trained you have to be. Because of the food relation Glassdoor always requirements jobs that you have to be to become an USDA inspector.

  8. "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Food Safety and Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, retirement options, and healthcare.

    Cons

    Short-staffing issues, lack of management support with harassment and conduct issues from subordinates, and odd work hours for most positions.


  9. "Stay away, far far away"

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    Current Employee - Food Inspector in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Food Inspector in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly none, maybe good retirement if you could by some miracle make it here

    Cons

    Nasty environment, loud and can't converse well with others. Offline inspectors think they are better than online inspectors. No one cares about each other. Long 10hr days sometimes 6 days a week. Standing in the same place for hours on end.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people as you would want to be treated


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Red meat is tough, poultry easier"

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    Current Employee - Food Inspector in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Food Inspector in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Food Safety and Inspection Service part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Gives employment to older workers
    Good benefits
     Intermittent is supposed to be limited to 1280 hours in a service year
    Hard to get fired
    It's all about getting promoted so you can get off the line as online workers are treated as subclass,
    If you are willing to travel and work overtime you can get promoted to offline.
    Nobody wants to know what goes on in the slaughterhouses and you can be beneficial so Trump probably will not get rid of your job

    Cons

    Red meat is long hours under tough conditions running a knife all day under pressure to keep up a steady pace. pay is stagnant management is unhelpful. tough to get camaraderie with coworkers can be done but usually it's cut-throat.
    Easy to cheat the system leaving good honest workers holding the bag.
    Always under threat of losing your benefits

    Advice to Management

    Cut other agency's but you better keep you food safe or they will feed you rats in your hamburger.


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