USDA Rural Development Reviews

Updated Feb 4, 2021

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3.2
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USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Thomas C. Dorr (no image)
Thomas C. Dorr
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Job security, recession-proof, work autonomy(in 6 reviews)

  • "Pay, coworkers, flexibility, friendly, telework(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Red tape, micromanagement, government procedures that hinder progress(in 5 reviews)

  • "government red(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Aug 29, 2020 - Management Assistant in Tampa, FL
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      Pros

      Pay, coworkers, flexibility, friendly, telework

      Cons

      No cons to add or mention

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Lack of work

      Feb 4, 2021 - Analyst in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The mission is very great

      Cons

      There is are clear tasks

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Disgusting

      Dec 29, 2020 - Staff Accountant in Saint Louis, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work and pay is steady and decent.

      Cons

      The culture is cut- throat and cruel. All kinds of harassment is the norm.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Career

      Oct 3, 2020 - Retired Federal Employee in Little Rock, AR
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      Pros

      Meaningful Work with Flexible Hours and Job Security!

      Cons

      Not enough staff to properly complete work.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A pretty horrible place to work

      Nov 20, 2020 - Foreclosure Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flextime, holidays & health benefits

      Cons

      Management, I am talking about people who are high up 13, 14, & 15's, etc.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Area Technician Review

      Feb 24, 2020 - Area Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Little micromanagement at the local level. Good benefits. Sense of helping the people of Rural America. Pay is adequate for the level of work.

      Cons

      Little advancement oppertunities. Archaic bureaucracy. An antiquated hiring program that has only gotten slower and less beneficial to either the agency or applicants.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Run for your life.....

      Sep 5, 2019 - Processor in Saint Louis, MO
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      Pros

      can't think of a single one. quit and find something else

      Cons

      Hired as a processor in customer service at the St. Louis location. worst decision of my life. initial job interview and info given about the job is very deceptive. Management is aware this job is terrible...very high turnover, low morale, and unprofessional work environment. every department is behind and you will deal with rude, angry customers most of the time. insurance department rarely makes payments on time, not sure how this is even legal... facility is also in a very seedy neighborhood. quit and never looked back...

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Run for your life!

      Aug 6, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are no pros to working at USDA - Rural Development

      Cons

      Bad bosses. Horrible work life balance. Evil, scheming co-workers.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Rural Development Loan Officer for 6 counties

      Nov 5, 2018 - Mortgage Loan Officer in Huntsville, AL
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      Pros

      Excellent place to work, great salary and benefits

      Cons

      Not enough time to cover all aspects of all assignments, sales, review of loans

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Employer

      Oct 30, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent Benefits, great leave package

      Cons

      Low staffing due to hiring freeE

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