US Forest Service Employee Reviews about "hour"
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(104 total reviews)
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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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Updated Nov 28, 2023
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- 3.0Nov 23, 2020Wildland FirefighterCurrent EmployeeBoise, ID
Great Summer Job for those in school. See great places outdoors. Travel extensively. Do some cool burning operations.
Poor culture. Terrible Compensation. No recognition. Long work hours and time away from family are required to make a living wage. Other entities pay much better, ie CalFire.
- 3.0Nov 27, 2017Wildland FirefighterCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Lots of hours & overtime pay. Winters off
Discrimination based on gender. Low pay for the amount of hours/type of work2
- 5.0Jun 18, 2013Office Automation ClerkCurrent Intern, more than 3 yearsRaleigh, NC
flexible hours and able to work from home
some communication and tech issues
- 2.0Apr 5, 2016Firefighter (Wildland, AKA Forestry Technician)Current Employee, more than 10 yearsMissoula, MT
Great summer job for a student or someone looking for seasonal employment for a few years so they can pursue other intetests during the winter off-season.
High seasonal income dependent on getting substantial overtime from fire assignments. The hourly wages relative to experience and risk are quite low. On a busy fire season overtime represents 2/3 of my income. Thus base wages alone are insufficient making one fire hungry and greedy for max overtime hours. Also, if you plan on making this career apply for a permanent position ASAP because seasonal employment does not count towards retirement age, benefits, or ability to get a job. See note to management.3
- 4.0Jan 22, 2015SmokejumperCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsBoise, ID
Great people and let's you workout for two hours a day
The agency itself is what's bad not the direct management