Very poor management, Good electrical Job, Pretty well defined responsibilities, good equipment and well kept, very clean working enviorment
Power Plant Electrician (Former Employee) – Seminoe Dam, WY – October 26, 2015
The job was a DAM fine job. I really enjoyed working on the generators and working at the dam. very nice nature environment to be able to work in. The actual job was a good job. Most of the employees were good to work with. The problem was the turnover rate. This was due to very poor supervision at the lower levels and above. I did not realize that there had been a large amount of turnover and I and others hired around my time were just the next batch to go through this turnover. They use threats of getting rid of you as a means of management. I could see that their was no way to get through a probation period. You do not have rights as an employee during your first year. I found that their was way to much of the good old boys in management that you had no where to address the problems. I finally did call a different region to ask what options there were, but found I did not really have any, except a very drastic one, men in black option. Your job performance had very little to do with evaluations, it really come down to how well you brown nosed.
Good work enviroment. good equipment
Poor management, very negetive enviroment with threats about retention
Administrative Officer (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – September 10, 2015
I worked with a variety of employees and managed the Human Resources Division for this governmental organization. It was a wonderful place to work. The managers (of which I was one) were very supportive and work was always challenging and rewarding. The red tape and politics were expected, due to it being a governmental agency. But most things had a work around and with good support staff, the job got done.
I enjoyed the job and workers.
Great workplace and atmosphere, good managers and coworkers
Sometimes tedious and frustrating due to government red tape
I would electroshocking and trammel nets for Saugers and Green Sturgeons. We surgically placed radio telemetry units into these fish in order to track their movement and distribution throughout the Yellowstone River.
Engineering Assistant Intern (Former Employee) – Boise, ID – January 10, 2015
The average day consisted of general admin, REDS digital drawing database uploading, drafting using Auto CAD for mechanical engineers, filling, use of Microsoft word, power point,excel, and outlook. Worked directly with engineers in management of engineering drawings.
treated fairly, decent pay for intern, once sufficently trained little to no supervision
A typical day of work start fairly early, around 5am, and ends from noon to 2pm depending on site. I learned how to maneuver through vegetation in order to get to a waypoint from the GPS, learned to follow specific protocol for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and the Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and learned a lot about the wildlife and birds that live in the areas I worked. The management during my job was done well. There were overall leaders and leaders of each crew so things were kept in order. The hardest part of my job was learning how to maneuver through the thick vegetation in the sites. The most enjoyable part of my job would be the people I work with as well as the fact that the job was always outside.
Head Secretary (Former Employee) – Boise Idaho – March 1, 2014
Answer multi-line phones, type correspondence, payroll, making travel arrangements, scheduling and setting up for meetings, large and small. Attending public meetings and collecting data to present at these meetings.
I learned more about the ins and outs of the government and the workings of their employees. I learned a tremendous amount about the Safety of Dams.
You had your good managers and not so good ones. I was lucky to work for several great people.
I was the secretary for 80 engineers and made many great friends.
The most enjoyable part of this job was the people, we were a family and took care of each other.
I enjoyed getting the chance to work with the Bureau of Reclamation in Billings MT. It was really hard for me to get laid off after I completed my contract. I have been trying to stay in touch with my boss for the possibility in a position becoming available.
Laborer (Former Employee) – L:ake Shasta City – November 14, 2014
It was a term position. They changed our schedule from a 4/10 to a 5/8 without any regards on how it would affect the employess. The guys I worked with were great. Pay was low. Challenges and growth in the work place lacked.