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US National Archives and Records Administration Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Pros
  • There is never any reason to stay late, nothing done at the Archives is time sensitive, so good work life balance I guess (in 6 reviews)

  • Really good pay for the type of work you do (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • This organization has a large % of its workforce in warehouse-type jobs within little room for advancement (in 8 reviews)

  • The upper management of this agency leaves a lot to be desired (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Archive Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy job good pay overtime

    Cons

    Long standing no good bosses

    Advice to Management

    Give more incentive to your team


  2. "Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent employee resources and employee culture

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic, hard to get approval for creative projects

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration full-time

    Pros

    Good, stable, and Monday-Friday. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No room for growth


  4. "Human Resources/Employee& Labor Relations Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Employee Relations Specialist in Florissant, MO
    Current Employee - Employee Relations Specialist in Florissant, MO

    I have been working at US National Archives and Records Administration (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for the federal government gives you many opportunities to serve veterans.

    Cons

    No exposure to non-federal laws.

    Advice to Management

    Be strong, be consistent, but be fair.


  5. "Job Reiview"

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    Former Employee - Archives Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Archives Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management was very pro worker

    Cons

    No room for advancement there

    Advice to Management

    Assist workers with lateral movement and training


  6. "Great interaction with departments"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are plenty of teams and sectors within NARA and you're never limited to staying in one spot.

    Cons

    There is a limit to new ways of thinking or programs, similar to other government agencies. The agency also keeps around older employees and doesn't make way for younger people interested in joining NARA>

    Advice to Management

    Push for the implementation of new tools and ideas.


  7. "Comfortable work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly co-workers, very nice and understanding supervisors.

    Cons

    Location is far from other businesses. Not uncommon to see bugs, after all you are working in a cave.

  8. "Good but not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US National Archives and Records Administration full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent staff, professional environment, good about hours and time off as long as you have the right manager

    Cons

    Can end up working long hours, not particularly fulfilling

    Advice to Management

    Get new office space/figure out how to stop treating your special events team so badly


  9. "For the ministry if japan"

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    Former Employee - Intern in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible pays well boss was nice

    Cons

    extremely boring and tedious work

    Advice to Management

    terrible the workers at NARA were racist


  10. "Great Job for Veterans"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US National Archives and Records Administration full-time

    Pros

    Flex schedule, time off, and health insurance.

    Cons

    Upper management micro manages, lack of pay.


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