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Good place to work with great benefits
Biological Sciences Technician (Current Employee), Grand Marais, MNSeptember 25, 2014
Love the job just need non-seasonal employment. Learned a lot about plants and animals during my employment here.
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Great Work place
Mail Clerk (Current Employee), Washington, DCSeptember 23, 2014
I have the best Employees I work with we work as a team to get the job done
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Productive workplace with fire prevention and maintaining
Wildland firefighter (Former Employee), Walla Walla, WASeptember 22, 2014
Pros: good work crew
Cons: dangerous work near fires
Good crew and team working to prevent and stop fire growth. Outdoor work and labor, usually working in remote places in the forest and hills.
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Typical government atmosphere
Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations) (Current Employee), Washington, DCSeptember 8, 2014
Great co-workers. Typical federal management for the most part.
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absolutely terrible experience
Food Inspector (Former Employee), TXSeptember 6, 2014
Pros: not many
Cons: short breaks, mandatory overtime on short notice, uneducated, vindictive management
Spend days walking on eggshells because of such a touchy, unstable workforce, each looking for a reason to be offended. Some employees were actually certifiable but the government could not "discriminate" against them to protect the rest of the workforce. Drug free workplace is a joke. Sure the government employees were drug free, we were never checked, – more... but the plants we inspected were full to the top with chemically dependent ex-felons. The very people that America entrusts it's food supply to. – less
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solid work place environment
Information Security Analyst (Former Employee), Washington, DCSeptember 4, 2014
Pros: loved working in dc
Cons: goverment employees
was a contractor and learned that the government does know as much as the people under them
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Very hard worker and will get along with anyone
Lead Maintenance (Current Employee), Fort Simcoe Job CorpsSeptember 4, 2014
Pros: nothing is never the same
Cons: water breaks in the winter
Typical day at work would be take care of grounds, pull up any work orders and complete them which will include things from HVAC to a loose door knob, do weekly and monthly PM `s...
I have learned a lot working here coming from roofing I new about hard work. Things that I learned here is... Water Distribution Certification, HVAC Controls & Air Distribution, – more... and Basic Electricity for the non Electrician.
I have been running this Maintenance shop for 2 years with no help.
The hardest part about this job is getting parts that I ordered.
The enjoyable part about my job is the inter action with the staff and student. – less
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Usda cert
Target Corp (Former Employee), Denton, TXSeptember 3, 2014
inspect fruits an produce all product for damaged miss place unallocated
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Great Place To Work
Area Technician (Current Employee), Tifton, GASeptember 3, 2014
Great Environment, Great Pay & Learning Experience. I'm not looking to leave this job, just looking for part-time work. I love working for USDA.
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Worked there for about 10 years
Maintenace worker (Former Employee), Orient Point, NYSeptember 2, 2014
Got some good experience there, it was fair to say I picked up some experience in dealing with people there..I was a shop steward for the union, it was more of a figurehead title, the president took care of any greivance problems for any workers..the workload was on the lighter side, I'm more apt to work in the private sector...
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good place to work
Modeler and Analysts (Current Employee), Syracuse, NYAugust 21, 2014
Professors are very knowledgeable. It is a super good place to study and have training.
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Low Hours, Seasonal
PPQ-Aide (Current Employee), Clyde, NYAugust 18, 2014
Pros: working on my own when there is hours
Cons: not enough hours
Seasonal work schedule, there is weeks that I do not work at all.
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good job but hard to advance and seasonal
Forestry Technician (Current Employee), Ferron, UTAugust 16, 2014
Pros: decent pay and working in the mountains
Cons: seasonal and hard to advance
a typical day is a lot of hard manual labor, I really enjoyed working out doors and would like to advance but it is hard to do so. most of the employees have been working there for many years and don't plan on leaving.
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No room for advancement, Don't care about the "little guy"
Biological Science Aid (Current Employee), Bushland, TXAugust 12, 2014
Pros: learning opportunities, work/personal balance
Cons: pay/benefits, management, advancement opportunities
Lots of good learning experiences but there is no room for advancement and the pay is extremely low. The scientist, not all but most, treat the people below them like peons. Just like anything the government has its hand in, it is very inefficient with a lot of unnecessary spending
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Putting my skills and knowledge every day at the job
Plant Protection Quarantine (PPQ) Technician (Former Employee), Carolina PRAugust 12, 2014
Pros: work in an excellent and comforting place
Cons: spend a lot of hours in overtime
A day at work start when I confiscate prohibit material, plants, plant products and pests to the passengers going to the United States. Every baggage was pass to the x-ray machine to view inside their luggage and after we see some fruits we inspected and if they were contaminated, take it to the lab for final determination when I see them to the microscope, – more... find the scientific name and the name of pests or insects that could be contaminating the fruits or plants that they were carrying in the luggage. After I determined the material was contaminated I start the paper work and fill out the forms and refers suspects to a professional for identification and submission. This work increase my knowledge in the field of science. Made it possible to develop more communication skills and work with a great team in the lab area which enjoyed a lot. I don't think it was an impossible or hard part of the job but when I have to look inside the fruit for pests and insects take me a little bit of time but I really enjoy this part of my job. I learned about nature, plants and different pests that exist on our planet. I could learn different methods and tools that will help me in the field of botany and ecology. – less
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Good places to work
Technician (Former Employee), Aguadilla, PRAugust 8, 2014
Pros: 7% cola
Cons: full medical plan
My work is very good and has good benefits. I like it because it gives me the opportunity to develop my abilities and skills. It has good coworkers and good team of supervisors.
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Just a seasonal job
Field Technician (Former Employee), Harrisburg, PAAugust 2, 2014
Pros: outdoors, real science.
Cons: seasonal
Interesting and kept me in touch with real science. Nice work locations and interesting people to work with.
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Reasonable benefits, good sick leave and vacation pay. Work life balance
Engineering Technician, District Engineer (Current Employee), Hebo, ORAugust 2, 2014
My job has a lot of variety. Much of my job consists of coordination of engineering related work. Overall it is a good job.
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FUN FUN FUN
Agricultural Research Service (Current Employee), Stoneville, MSJuly 28, 2014
A DAY AT USDA CAN BE VERY FUN AT TIME, I HAVE THREE OF THE MOST AMAZON COWORKERS I EVER HAD. BERFORE I START WORKING FOR USDA I KNEW HOW TO DO SOME THINGS BUT MY MIND WAS OPEN TO LEARN MORE. THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB IS LEAVING BECAUSE ITS ONLY A SUMMER JOB. I LIKE TO JOKE AROUND WITH MY COWORKERS BECAUSE WE ALL LIKE A FAMILY IF U REALLY SPEND A DAY – more... AROUND US. – less
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ok
Student assistant (Former Employee), Ocilla, GAJuly 24, 2014
ok but the guy over me was a jerk to everyone he met the whole year i was there

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