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Productive Workplace
Advisory Consultant (Former Employee), Washington DCFebruary 3, 2014
I enjoyed the level of work that was performed for this client.
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A typical day at work
Loan Processor (Current Employee), St. Louis, MOJanuary 31, 2014
What I do is come and assist homeowners who needs assistance with their mortgage account. The assistance range from helping workout out arrangements to pay back delinquent balance to offering assistance to organizations in their area to help them make their delinquent payments. The hardest part of my job is to listen to the sad stories on how the borrower – more... have ran out of options to bring their account current. The best party besides my great coworkers is to help create an successful homeowner. I've learned over the years is to be very patient with customers and to let the complete what they have to say before you offer an suggestions. – less
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Worst employment I have ever had
Processor (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOJanuary 29, 2014
Working here was miserable. I found myself being micromanaged by individuals who knew absolutely nothing about leading team members. I was terminated for a service connected disability that the company hired me knowing I had. I am ashamed that this is a government agency.
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productive and fun at work place
Faculty of Agriculture Rawalakot (Former Employee), NewzaelandJanuary 28, 2014
Pros: nill
Cons: nill
A typical day of my first work is in december of the year before 2012. i learn lot of new things how to work how to conversate how to deal how to help etc. my frinds my teachers are my co-workers. hardest part is the collection of insects. most enjoyable part is make fun freely with teachers and friends
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Very challenging but very impactful
Externship (Former Employee), Fort Pierce, FLJanuary 25, 2014
Pros: the challenge
Cons: very monotnous
Everyday I came in to organize very important leaf samples. I would assist in helping track movement of antibiotics in the leaves. Then we would later apply that information to conduct other test to confirm whether are antibiotics were effectively attacking our bacteria of interest.
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Productive Work Environment
Information Receptionist (Former Employee), Troy, MtJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: mellow workplace
Typical day at work consisted of answering the phone and basic office duties.

Learned how to create agreements between customers wishing to utilize our employees

Coworkers were easy to get along with and we all helped out if a deadline was fast approaching with a large workload.

There was nothing about the job that was unenjoyable.
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A great Organization to work for
Forestry Technician/Hotshot Crew (Current Employee), Harrisonburg,VaJanuary 22, 2014
A typical day at work would be office cleaning duties, physical training, and forest project work, and fire suppression duties when needed. I was part of a 20 man crew which was like family, the hardest part of the job depends on what state we are in fighting a fire and the most enjoyable part is seeing different parts of the united states.
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UDSA
Management Assistant (Former Employee), Bethesda, MDJanuary 21, 2014
Draft overseas position assignment letters for field employees and assist with the preparation of field employees' performance evaluations.

Process overseas post reimbursements using the representation action forms.

Maintain Procurement Database, entering, searching for, retrieving, editing and deleting financial data used to procure office supplies. – more... Create and maintain budget spreadsheet/report using Microsoft Excel. Ensure accuracy and completeness of vender contracts used when ordering office supplies. – less
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great and challenging place to work
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Albuquerque, NMJanuary 17, 2014
Pros: everyday is a new call and a new challenge
Cons: pay, not a perm. position
Wonderful place to work at. I am challeged each day, I learn so just by watching and researching what other employees do. I enter data from documents sent to me by clients. Clients are other Forest Service Employees. Documents sent by the client need to be enter on different sites. For example, one client wanted mass email sent out and a place where – more... all electronic equipment is no longer being used can be loged in and turned in. – less
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what i learned
Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 14, 2014
i was an intern while serving at this position. i learned gov't is very slow paced and not good if you are young and ambitious
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Great. Fun. Dangerous.
MONOGAHELA FIRE CREW (Former Employee), Harpers Ferry, WVJanuary 10, 2014
A typical day on the fire line was very exhausting. I learned that wildfires live up to there name they can change in blink of eye. The crew i was on changed every time i went out on fire assignments so I was always meeting new people. We have great organization for the system we use to suppress the fires. The hardest part of the job is being safe and – more... ensuring that your team is safe. The best part of the job is at the end of the day when all is said and done, you know that you helped keep someones house from burning down, a city from having to evacuate and the people they give so much thanks and it makes me feel good to do good. – less
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A Great Start in an Office position
Office Automation Assistant Volunteer (Former Employee), Beltsville, MDJanuary 10, 2014
Pros: a great start learning an office enviornment and duties
Cons: only volunteer position
Daily clerical duties, faxing, copying, payroll, assisting supervisor with additional tasks needed to be completed.
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No opportunity for advancement
Insect Production Worker (Current Employee), Stoneville, MSJanuary 10, 2014
Pros: excellent benefits, retirement
Cons: no potential growth toward advancement
I've currently been with this job for 10 years, and within those 10 years I've obtained 2 degrees
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Productive workplace working closely with agriculture producers
Soil Conservationist (Current Employee), Lake City, FLJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: great job
Cons: its in tallahasse
Helped Farmers and Ranchers ases their land and provided technical support. Developed conservation plans and addressed resource concerns.
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one of the best jobs ever
Biological Technician (Former Employee), Davie, FLJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: worked with the leading entomologists in the state
Cons: short term position only
placed family and education first.

allowed flexibility with work schedule to revolve around my class schedule

indoor and outdoor work

lots of regular lectures- learned constantly
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A Very Energizing Job if you made it that!
Animal Health Technician (Current Employee), Springfield, ILJanuary 1, 2014
Pros: the pros were being able to work from home.
Cons: the cons were not being truely connected to the office and always getting all the information.
Working from home takes some disciplin, but I managed to divide my work life from my home life so that i was able to accomplish an extrodinary amount of work from home and in the field on a daily and weekly basis. Overloaded with specimen samples that had to be collected from animals that were euthanized for the food industry, I always had something – more... to do. Windshield time was a good deal of my week especially in inclimated weather. I traveled into Chicago two to three times weekly during rush hours and learned the back roads quickly to avoid the ususal delays on the highways. The most difficult part of my job was the lack of communication with my chief officier down in Springfield. She seemed to think I wasn't doing anything, or doing it correctly for some reason, we clashed. But it was ironed out and now is over. My co-workers I seldom see, or hear from. We typically work by ourselves throughout the state as it is set up that way. – less
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Cool
Farming (Former Employee), Fraser High SchoolDecember 29, 2013
It was hard but you also get a good workout also it was fun because you got to learn different things and also meet new people.
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Great Job but they really don't care about their employees.
Operator (Former Employee), Bartlett, TNDecember 23, 2013
A typical day at the department of agriculture was unorganized. As an employee your daily task is a HVI machine, that they assign to you. The only problem that I had was when you went to your assigned machine, someone else was working at your station. Then they will replace you somewhere else and have to train you on other things(only if they had something – more... else open). Other than that you was standing around. The hardest part of the job to me was the hours. I was a college student by day, a caregiver by evening, and trying to hold down this job at night. The most enjoyable part of this job was the benefits. – less
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Helping the US
Forestry Technician (Former Employee), Savannah,GeorgiaDecember 21, 2013
The USDA does a wonderful job of caring for and protecting the people of the US. The Department of Agriculture is a great agency to work for.
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Great place to work but no career advancement
Dairy Scientist-Safety Officer (Current Employee), Carrollton, TXDecember 19, 2013
Great place to work but no career advancement. Good management. Good employees.

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