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- "Low pay and you only become a firefighter when you die" (in 79 reviews)
- "Long hours and travel requirements" (in 28 reviews)
- "Hostile Work Environment: The agency is extremely cliquey; it pays poorly and employees are under chronic stress due to ongoing poor management and budget turmoil." (in 25 reviews)
- "Poor leadership." (in 18 reviews)
- "Upper management is crippled by political influences and those hired to make decisions are incapable of thinking like a business person." (in 10 reviews)
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- 1.0Aug 7, 2023Trail Crew LeaderCurrent Employee
You get to work outside and with great seasonal employees.
To move up you have to be willing to move to a small town or get political in your office. Lots of stagnant positions that never turn over or completely empty positions that never get filled. Not a lot of investment in employees, networking, training, or team building. Pay and benefits have fallen off with comparison to cost of living.
- 4.0Sep 25, 2021Social Services AssistantCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearOrofino, ID
Fun fulfilling work spend a lot of time in nature
Seasonal employment with few benefits and no prospects of year round position1
- 3.0Jul 26, 2020Forestry TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLos Angeles, CA
If you want to be a Wildland firefighter, the US Forest Service is the top Wildland fire service in the world. There is no better place to learn from the best Wildland firefighters at a place that has been doing this job for nearly 120 years. You can be a hotshot, smokejumper, helicopter crewman, or engine slug. There is no limit to how far you can reach in this job.
The retirement is the worst of its industry. Compare to other fire service agencies, it’s embarrassing! Other benefits such as health insurance and life insurance are the same way. Costly and not very beneficial as compared to other agencies.
- 4.0Sep 26, 2013Forestry TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Good oppurtunities to make overtime and travel. Good benefits and retirement.If you can suffer through the b.s. you can make a good living, see some awesome places , and have a good retirement package.
Hard to move up if your not in the bosses office every five minutes. Some people tote a majority of the work load when others are sitting around doing nothing. Tends to overwork the best employees and brown nosing is the best skill to learn if you want to get promoted.
- 5.0Jan 4, 2022Anonymous InternCurrent Intern, more than 1 year
You will meet some of the nicest and caring people at this agency!
As a resource assistant in the RAP program you don’t receive the same pay and benefits as an employee.
- 4.0Oct 12, 2020Natural Resources SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsMedford, OR
Great Health Benefit programs and retirement benefits
perpetual downsizing results in increased workloads and decreased morale.