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Supply Technician (Current Employee), Norman, OKAugust 29, 2014
Pros: excellent work place
Cons: no promotions
Outstanding work place with excellent moral in the work place its thirteen employees and over one hundred students. Most of the time is spent budgeting and purchasing equipment for restock and issuing equipment to Students.
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Executive Assistant (Former Employee), Fort Belvoir, VAAugust 25, 2014
Being a DoD employee is one of the greatest job experiences I have had. A typical day is never typical. I continue to learn something new everyday. My managers and co workers are awesome and work hard at their jobs.
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Great compensation but poor management and communication
Production Technician (Former Employee), FLAugust 21, 2014
Great opportunity but there is no job security because it was a contract job with a end date. With poor supervisors
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great place to work
Radio and Communication Security Repairer (Former Employee), Fort Benning, GAAugust 21, 2014
amazing benefits great pay with advancement travel learn new thing meet a veriety of people all with different backgrounds
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Gained alot of good electronic experiance
Electronic Technician (Former Employee), Beaufort, SCAugust 17, 2014
Pros: wotk alone or with others
Cons: could get slow at times.
shift work good place to learn a lot about electronic theory. co-workers good people for the most part. Hardest part of the job was keeping up with the rotating supervisors. The thing I loved about the job was the knowledge I learned.
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Helped teammembers ,made quotas
Lead Accounting Technician (Former Employee), Columbus, OHAugust 17, 2014
Pros: support the warfigher
Cons: lots of work
Lots of work, most people helpful, willing to learn, Turnover.
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Friendly hard working people
consultant/prog mgr (Former Employee), pasadena ca 91105August 17, 2014
Connected very well with all levels, exec, to workers on the floor. Great people tough and changing area of manufacturing/design,
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Program Analyst (Former Employee), Washington D.CAugust 16, 2014
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Great Opportunities
Security Specialist (Current Employee), Herndon, VAAugust 15, 2014
Working for my agency provides great opportunites for learning, growth and being incorporated within a diverse family.
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Productive workplace
Budget/Finance Intern (Current Employee), Fort Belvoir, VAAugust 15, 2014
The most enjoyable aspect of this position is that I am able to work on a flexible time schedule, and telework. The job requires an employee to self teach themselves in order to become familiar with certain aspects of the job. There are good training opportunities within the position as well. I learned about DLA's financial reporting process and gained – more... an understanding of departmental reconciliations, DoD Standard General Ledger Chart of Accounts, Journal Voucher process,and different accounting systems within the organization – less
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IT/Signal Support Systems Specialist (Current Employee), PennsylvaniaAugust 12, 2014
A lot of on the job training. Get to meet awesome individuals that you will stay in contact with for the rest of your life.
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Annual Army Birthday Ball's, G-8 Picnics, and shopping in the shops located within the Pentagon and outside the Pentagon
Management Support Specialist (Current Employee), Washington, DCAugust 11, 2014
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I love working with the Army Miltary, contractors and civilian employees at the Pentagon it is a very hetic work arena that sometimes has it's positive affects on all employees with Picnics, baseball game attendace in MD/DC and each year the Army Ball.
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Great productive day
Intern (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 9, 2014
A typical day consisted of interacting with different and conducting research.
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Police Services Assistant Program Manager (Former Employee), 2035 Graeber St March Air Base, CA 92518August 7, 2014
Pros: team work enviroment, professional, dedication
Cons: long hours, minimum manning forced overtasking at times
Overall the job was excellent. fast-paced, priority orientated. Challenge with multiple tasking and minimum accomplished allowed. From setting weekly PowerPoint presentation within the police services program. Attending meetings with operation management. Accessing and verifying background checks for employment involving multiple agency. Communicating – more... with base personnel on certain projects being construction on the installation to establishing protocol requirements for visiting VIP's. Monitoring security operations in the field and making any changes if necessary. Management overall, was supported and gave full backing when individual (s) would question the legality of certain security operations. Co-workers were hard working and professional. If one of us needed assistant in solving or finishing a task the others would chip in! Comradeship was abundant.
The hardest part of the job was sometimes the early arrivals set for post midnight times, ie. 0300, 0400 etc.. The most enjoyable of the job was the work itself. Being able provide a service not just to the base community but to the U.S. Air Force Reserves! – less
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Meet a lot of people from all over the world.
Store Associate/Cash Teller (Former Employee), Montgomery, ALAugust 7, 2014
The management style was okay but they need to listen to want the employees want if they want to reduce turn over
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serving country
Security Specialist - Combat Arms Instructor (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXAugust 6, 2014
Pros: serving country
Cons: no vacation
cool place, long work hours, different stations, too much managment
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Great experience working under pressure
United States Marine Corps (Former Employee), Washington, DCAugust 5, 2014
Pros: free lunch, team oriented, and paid vacation
Cons: traveling to other countries at a moments notice
A typical day at work included a vast multitude of experiences. I learned that leadership can come from even the newest member of the team and that anyone can accomplish the tasks at hand as long as they are ready to work for it. Management at this job was great but very micromanaged. My co-workers and I had to pull together under very difficult situations – more... and it showed that people from every background can work together to accomplish whatever it is that must be accomplished. The hardest part of the job would be whenever a jet would go down during a loading evolution and we needed to figure out how to download quickly and efficiently. The most enjoyable part of the job however was accomplishing these tasks. – less
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Different
HR (Current Employee), MDAugust 4, 2014
DOD is going through many changes at this time. Needs to say competitive with the private sector. Work life balance and benefits are some of the upsides.
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A fast-paced public affairs environment for the largest military installation in the free world.
Audio Visual Production Specialist GS-09 (Former Employee), Fort Hood, TXAugust 2, 2014
A typical day of work would involve building a 30 minute weekly news magazine. I would have to develop the television program in accordance to specific command themes and messages. In addition to that, I would lead by example by reporting, anchoring, shooting and editing. The most enjoyable part of the job was working for the men and women of our Armed – more... Forces. The most difficult part of the job was leaving due to budget cuts. Overall, I expanded my knowledge on media operations. – less
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Good place to work, but
Conventional Arms Trade and Proliferation Analyst (Current Employee), Washington, DCJuly 31, 2014
Pros: interesting work, that's global in scope
Cons: bureacracy
As with any large bureaucracy, there are pros and cons associated with the work environment.

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