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US Strategic Command Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  1. "Great stability, limited promotion opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, NE
    Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Strategic Command full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Federal employee pay & benefits
    Job stability
    Experience level of coworkers

    Cons

    Very limited opportunity to progress beyond GS-13 pay grade.
    Organizational inertia ("We've always done it that way.")
    Senior leadership's vision not always well communicated to "worker bee" level.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for upward mobility to give incentives to stay in Government service.


  2. "IT"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Offutt AFB, NE
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Offutt AFB, NE

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

    Pros

    DoD benefits, location, working with military.

    Cons

    No career progression, Good ol boy system, 10 years behind technology power curve.

  3. "Better for some than others"

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    Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Offutt AFB, NE
    Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Offutt AFB, NE
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Strategic Command (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Can't seriously think of any. The atmosphere is stressful and the leadership is not really concerned about their people. Many workers in this organization are in constant fear of either supervisor or losing their jobs. Oh, but Mexican Wednesday in the cafeteria has really good burritos and taco salads.

    Cons

    An organization built on nepotism. Great place for retired colonels to find a nice, comfy place to retire as a government civilian with another fat retirement check. Many officers retire from their military jobs to step into the same job in a fancy suit upon exiting the military.
    Not a place to work as an up and coming military professional. Movement is stagnant, with very few chances of advancement. Especially with retired officers taking the higher ranks of GS-13 to GS-15 ahead of other civilians who have been in their positions for years.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your civilian force as much as you care about your military personnel.


  4. "Fine if you are a retired 0-6"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Offutt AFB, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Offutt AFB, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Strategic Command full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good, smart, hard working folks that care about the mission

    Cons

    Distanced, confused, and backstabbing "leadership" (and I use that word lightly) that can't make a decision even if their childrens lives depended on it

    Advice to Management

    Fire Yourselves.


  5. "Senior Assessment Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Assessment Analyst in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Senior Assessment Analyst in Bellevue, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Strategic Command full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High pay, great co-workers, on site cafeteria, safe, professional, secure, challenging, national security issue intrigue, important work, variety of interesting topics

    Cons

    POLITICAL motivations, POLITICAL personalities, POLITICAL power grabs, back stabbing, lack of mentoring, self serving mid-level leaders, personality driven decisions

    Advice to Management

    develop your people, move your GS-14s and 15s around so that they don't just 'outlast' the military personnel to get their own way.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people/work environment, somewhat vague job"

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    Current Employee - Capability and Resource Integration Action Officer in Offutt AFB, NE
    Current Employee - Capability and Resource Integration Action Officer in Offutt AFB, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work with some very smart people, friendly, talkative, dedicated to doing a good job. Insightful. Decent office work environment, cafeteria/post office/barber/bank in the building. Very large gym a 2 min walk from building, with reasonable opportunities to exercise during the day. Occasionally excellent opportunity to influence acquisition programs and national defense.

    Cons

    Lots of "everyone knows that's how you do it", bureaucracy and roadblocks. Discouraging insight into how the government as a whole blows money, without any clear way to stop it most of the time. Lots of vague projects with very specific, changing, odd requirements for upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Overall great place to work, but no one seems to know that the process is broken, the scope unwieldy because it would imply weakness I suppose. There are so many layers that one hand doesn't clearly know what the 486 other hands are doing across government, and the answer always seems to be "more and more stable funding." That's not the answer. A massive culture change needs to occur to be more influential in gov't, instead of simply playing the same losing game. Keep up the great work environment though, because I think there are a lot of brilliant people who have enough...resilience...to make positive change even in a challenging environment.


  7. "Great place to work with unique Joint Command opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Strategic Command full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work with the different services in a Joint environment. Outstanding opportunities within the nuclear enterprise. Omaha was a great location. USSTRATCOM will be constructing their new HQs building soon.

    Cons

    Due to the nature and classification of some of the jobs, you tend to work behind closed doors and only see the different directorates if you make the effort or have to interact with them. Many of the directorates are located below ground with no windows. Not good location if you do not like winter.

  8. "A lot of work for not enough resources"

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many dedicated people doing important missions. Descent work environment. Talented people.

    Cons

    Some units are working very hard and are under manned. Other units have too much free time.

    Advice to Management

    Upper and middle management must allocate resources to where the work is.


  9. "The work is very important but very difficult standing up a command with very limited resources."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Meade, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The USG and DoD needs this command. It has important work everyday support the warfighter and the national priorities.

    Cons

    Too many Chiefs and not enough indians, resources are not to the level required for this important mission. It lacks its own building and has a too many constraints for doing its mission.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down, prioritize and say thank you...lead by example.


  10. "Cybersecurity"

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

    I have been working at US Strategic Command full-time

    Pros

    New technology and consistent hours

    Cons

    Limited promotion possibilities without moving to another base.


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