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Productive
Distribution Process Worker WG (Current Employee), Anniston, ALSeptember 14, 2014
Pros: pay, vacation time and healthcare
I was able to travel the world and serve my country. I was also able to learn a trade.
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The School Makes It or Breaks It
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee), Fort Campbell, KYSeptember 14, 2014
Pros: good pay. clean facility. nice staff
Cons: not a set amount of hours. days off do not match the civilian sector
The school I am assigned to is not only a newer facility but one that is staffed with friendly people. The staff is efficient and helpful. The pay is considerable above the civilian sector.
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Reality
91J20 (Former Employee), Fort Hood, TXSeptember 13, 2014
Pros: life preparations to adapt one overcome anything.
Cons: not enough time with family
Long and enduring.
Teamwork. Leadership. a wealth of knowledge.
Always two sides to a coin. Many sides to leadership but they all play a part in molding leaders.
above and beyond efficient.
Long and frequent periods away from the family (manny months at a time).
Life and work structured on a foundation of skill knowledge and knowing that you are great – more... at what you do and can do anything. – less
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Fast Pace Work Environment
Programs and Systems Support Manager, CSS (Current Employee), Eielson AFB, AKSeptember 13, 2014
Pros: good career path
Programs and System Support Management professional, with 21+ years extensive experience working for the United States Air Force, 3+ years experience as a Programs and System Support Manager for 38+ unit programs while supervising 26 personnel and supporting an agency with 325+ members assigned.
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Good Quality of Life
Distributed Learning Program Network Administrator (Current Employee), Fort Dix, NJSeptember 12, 2014
Normal work day is 9-10 hours a day. With this work schedule, we have roughly every other Friday off. Quality of life is very good
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productive and challenging workplace with an array of skillsets
Dental Assistant (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 11, 2014
Pros: full time, paid vacation and sick days, salary, set schedule
Cons: constant change in active duty personnel, which resulted in constant change to procedures.
Dental assistants would rotate on a set schedule every few months to different areas of the clinic. In the operative area, assistants would assit with x-rays, cleanings, fillings and sterilization of the room and equipment. In the clerical area of the clinic, assistants would answer phones, book appointments and maintain records while upholding privacy – more... policies. In the administrative area, assistants would schedule appointments for patients at civilian dental offices and other military clinics. Assistants would create a DART form that used dental codes to relay to civilian clinics which procedures were necessary and approved by the active military dental insurance. – less
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Contracting Companies Wanted Here
Acquisition Manager -Configuration Management (Current Employee), Huntsville, ALSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: aws
Cons: not enough hours in the day
Love the dedication, the hard work, the minute attention to every detail. I learned what dedication to country is here.

Any constraint that might keep things from happening as quickly as some would like.
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Good job for retired military or retired law enforcement
Police Officer Supervisor (Former Employee), Fort Belvoir, VASeptember 10, 2014
Pros: 4 day work weeks; laid back job; pay is comparable to other dept's, uniform allowance
Cons: boredom, frusturation, small department, lack of advancement opportunity;
Not a whole lot going on a daily basis that requires Police involvement. If you are looking to do actual police work, this is not the place for you...join a local jurisdiction or county dept. If you want a relaxed job where you get to play police, and unlock a few doors a day, and respond to an occasional verbal spat, and sit on a post with a soft chair – more... for 10 hours...this my friend is a good fit for you. – less
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learned alot of differnt budgeting techniques
Budget Assistant/Payroll Administrator (Current Employee), Fort Stewart, GASeptember 10, 2014
learned how to prpoperly read income statements and financial statememts
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very diverse, room for growth
Audit (Intern) (Current Employee), Alexandria, VASeptember 9, 2014
Pros: room for growth
Cons: commute time
Dept of Defense is a very diverse organization that allows room for growth and potential, very professional, very productive place to work
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Good
Business Manager (Current Employee), Washington, DCSeptember 9, 2014
Good place to work. Good co-workers, managers, and leaders.
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Progressive, Uplifting, Challenging
Administrative Officer (Former Employee), Fort Sheridan, ILSeptember 9, 2014
- A typical day at work centered around highly intelligent people who challenged you to develop and evolve to your full potential, always learning, and passing on your knowledge to co-workers and subordinates.
- I learned about people, personnel management and administration, payroll, interpersonal relationships, supervisory skills.
- My co-workers – more... were extremely professional and team oriented
- The hardest part of the job was the mundane work of keeping up with filing.
- The most enjoyable part of the job was the people, managers, supervisors, co-workers and subordinates. – less
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Cleaned
Custodial Worker (Former Employee), Albany, GASeptember 9, 2014
Cleaned different areas of the store, used cleaners floor scrubber mops brooms water hoses.
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Productive, fast pace and engaged working enviroment
United States Marine (Former Employee), Quantico, VASeptember 8, 2014
Pros: travel to new places, meet new people, networking, and advancement oppurnities.
Cons: long hours and work during the holidays if needed, work in extreme conditions outside if required. competitive promotion process.
Involves a lot of coordinating with personnel within the organization to ensure all standards, policies, and directives are completed with no mistakes and little to no supervision if required. Get to see and experience new cultures overseas and in the states. Learn how to be effective leader when training Marines or other U.S. Services Members. G.I. – more... Bill pays for tuition for school and certification. Hardest part is the odd hours doing watch or work and keeping your personnel engaged on task given and their moral positive. – less
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GS Dental Assistant with the Federal Goverment
Dental Assistant (Former Employee), Fairchild AFBWASeptember 7, 2014
A Typical day was getting to work at 6:30 am. Pulling all records for 5 to 6 Dentist, setting up Dental Treatment room for patient care, Reviewing records for up to 15 patients that we would be seeing that day. Everyday I would track and check on patients that have been sent out for civilian care. Through out the day I would be making appointments confirming – more... appointments for the next day. When the Oral surgeon was coming to the office I was assigned to work with him. Taking care of 7- 10 patients in one day. I learned about the military way and how they have different protocol for different aspect of heath care. Co-workers was a mix of active duty military members, contract civilians, and General Schedule (GS) employees. The most enjoyable parts of my job was working with the Doctors to give the care to patients and to see the joy on their faces when treatment was complete, and giving the trust to run programs and being able to show that I was a committed employee and when given a task They knew it would be taken care of and I would follow through and make sure it was completed in a timely manner. – less
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police officer
Police Officer (Former Employee), Luke AFB, AZSeptember 5, 2014
a normal work day starts with a safety meeting. Weapons issue vehicle issue and patrol and answer calls from dispatch.
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Highly professional working environment.
Research Analyst/Epidemiologist (Current Employee), Silver Spring, MDSeptember 3, 2014
Great place to work, but no teamwork. Too much competition among workers with little to no help at introducing new hires to the job. Lots of SAS Programming codes to review and acquire new coding skills.
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good place to work
QASAS (Current Employee), McAlester, OKSeptember 3, 2014
0630-500 begin with safety brief every morning, go out to field and start inpsecting ammunition, trucks, railcars, bunkers, etc.
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fast paced, discipline, adaptability
Electrician supply supervisor (Current Employee), Fort Benning GaSeptember 2, 2014
Teaches you values that you can bring to the civilian side. Leadership skills are a bonus, adaptability, fast paced work setting
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Behavioral Health
Medical Support Assistant (Former Employee), Fort Lewis, WASeptember 1, 2014
This was an amazing place to work at. The doctors, administrative employees and soldiers were a great group of people to learn and grow with. Knowing that everything you do is helping a soldier in need, was the guiding force to a great facility!

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