US Mint Reviews | Glassdoor

US Mint Reviews

Updated December 16, 2016
13 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

2.3
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jerry Horton
2 Ratings

13 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Phila, PA

    I have been working at US Mint full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have been at the Mint for 5 years and really enjoy it. You ever take work home with you and wages are fair

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant. Several managers are hired strictly because they come from the outside and are not "tainted" by the current culture of the Mint.

    Advice to Management

    Appraisal process needs to carry more weight towards promotions. Several top performers seem to not care due to their rating being equal to the less motivated employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "100% Pro Management...rigged deck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT PM in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT PM in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free parking, lots of food options nearby

    Cons

    The individual employees have no say in what happens to them. The Union and so called "ombudsmen" are a joke....flunkies to management. I once even overheard the Chief Council bragging about how many grievance and eeo claims his attorneys had snubbed out in favor of management. They know the employees get screwed but they know who pays their pay checks. Very one sided atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep patting yourselves on the back, stomping out valid employee complaints and cashing your checks.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "IF you want to kill your career, join the Mint and work in Human Resources. The leadership of the HR Dept are inept."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Mint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pro is a paycheck and the fact that biweekly pay keeps me out of the soup lines. I would not recommend this place to my enemy. If you value your career, DO NOT apply for any of the human resources jobs currently posted for the United States Mint.

    Cons

    Senior management knows about the concerns of the staff yet they continue to nothing. The working conditions at the Mint are deplorable. Thank goodness for social media; makes the ability to share that terrible place with the world just that much easier.

    Advice to Management

    If you elect not to listen, then be mindful of the benefits of social media.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Chief, Employee and Labor Relations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief, Employee and Labor Relations in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Chief, Employee and Labor Relations in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at US Mint full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people who are willing to work.

    Cons

    Destructive Management who lack efficiency as a goal but waste resources.

    Advice to Management

    Develop Credibility. That is, competence and honesty. That is the key.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "living in a dream world -- they think people care about coins -- HA!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Precious Metals Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Precious Metals Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free parking and decent location near alot of restaurants

    Cons

    clueless managers who think a sheet cake and punch boost morale

    Advice to Management

    act like adults and treat employees like adults --- too much Romper Room crap


  7. "Enjoyable job, difficult to get enough hours."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Mint part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed casual call center environment.

    Cons

    Some weeks I couldn't even get 20 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Hire directly instead of using temp agencies. Decent pay, few hours, and no benefits is the reason not to go through a temp agency.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to work, leaving valuable time for enjoying family and friends."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Worker in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Mint full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    TSP, or the government's version of the 401K, is by far the best benefit. Company matched contributions and flexibility on taking loans for general purpose or for primary residence, give it flexibility and ease of use.

    Cons

    Can get bureaucratic, having a structure that goes all the way up to Washington. Also a military type management structure, so you can take that as negative or positive I guess.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management doesn't seem too bad in giving positive direction, albeit if only symbolic. Too many levels of management can be seen as part of the problem.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "very disorganized agency"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at US Mint full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice coworkers who want to succeed

    Cons

    poor organization and poor onboarding process.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "If low morale, bad management and incompetent managers are what you're looking for, look no further than the U.S. Mint"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A springboard to other Federal opportunities out side the Mint.

    Cons

    Low morale. Incompetent senior management. Highest percentage of employee complaints in the entire Treasury. No upward mobility. Management lacks direction. Bitter in fighting within departments. Openly ridicules contractor staff. High turnover of contractor staff so no consistent level of support. Quite frankly, the only people who want to work there are those that don't know any better.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of 99% of your senior staff (GS-15 and SES's). They work hard to suppress employee productivity and morale. The only way you're going to change the culture is to get rid of the existing one and the people you have in place are either unwilling or unable to change. Cut your losses and start fresh. You can't make a rotten apple fresh again. You need to cut your losses and just throw them out. The mid level management and staff there deserve at least that much. The worker bees there are a dedicated, hardworking group but they're burned out and it's because of the management you've hired. Give them managers they're proud to work for and productivity and morale will increase exponentially.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "One of the worst places to work in government."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - (Choose Not to Answer for Fear of Retaliation) in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - (Choose Not to Answer for Fear of Retaliation) in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you keep your head down, you can probably skate by without getting into too much trouble or having to pull too much overtime.

    Cons

    Senior management has no respect for the employees. The business is failing on all levels, and senior management seems to not care. Additionally, it seems like many people in senior management are in their positions due to favoritism, and those high performing "non-favorites" are being treated poorly and forced out of their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of certain employees in management positions who clearly do not belong as a first step. Then begin to take a look at the product line and start working towards products that belong on the market.


Showing 13 of 17 reviews
Reset Filters