Secretary (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – October 7, 2015
District manager was very unpopular amongst her subordinates due to her poor management style. There was no expectation or directions from the get-go with a zero tolerance for mistakes. I was pretty much left to fend for myself. For a district office, there was barely any work to do. There are no breaks and only a 30 minute lunch. I am glad I no longer work in that office!!
Meet with supervisors,meet with team leads, meet with entire staff, review cases, gather and distribute reports. Submit end of day reviews.
Applicant Service Program Specialist (promotion) (Former Employee) – Federal Emergency Management Agency – October 4, 2015
The most challenging but most rewarding part of my day is finding solutions to problem cases. I enjoy working with my co-workers, I serve a great group of people. Team work is the best work. At the end of the day everyone goes home having done their best.
STSO Supervisor (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – October 4, 2015
I deal with around a thousand people a day, some of these passengers are your typical everyday travelers but for the area that I work in majority are first time traveler. You need to have patience whilemore... still directing and maintaining order. I have learned that jobs need to be completed in a timely manor but not rushed and to take pride in my position. The best part of my job is managing my fellow co-workers, these are some of the best people I have ever had the privilege to know let alone work with. The hardest part of the job is just the demand from higher ups do more with less. I understand their point of view, but I still believe we could make changes in other areas. On a different note the best part of my day is watching everyone pull together and perform their mission as a team. less
The most enjoyable part of the job is just knowing that you have done something to help another person and that they are satisfied. If you are pleased with your work then you will enjoy the job and what you do for someone. You also get to work with different cultural and you learn different views about people everyday living.
As much as I enjoyed working for the government, I had to leave. This was an excellent opportunity for me and my family. Unfortunately the timeframe that I worked, I was constantly tired and could not hang out with my family.
Immigration enforcement Agent (Former Employee) – york, pa – September 22, 2015
DHS was a great place to work when I started. But with this administration our hands have been tied for years and I see no change for the future. I no longer agree with the mission statement from our agency. I'm currently looking for a new direction in my career.
Sup. Mgmt. Prgrm. Analyst (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 21, 2015
The typical day at work: I start about 6-6:30 AM and finish up around 3-5 PM, depending on my work load and task assigned.
There are a great many fantastic people that I work with, but then, theremore... are some who no one would want to work with. Overall, I currently have decent support to complete my job, but there are many people who take advantage of the system and are breathing too much oxygen for the low amount of work that they do. The concept of working hard for your money is lost on some, and it is hard to correct them under the current circumstances. less
If you are smart and energetic, you can move up and accomplish some things
Politics and old boy system can stop you from getting ahead under certain circumstances
Retired (Former Employee) – Jamaica, NY – September 17, 2015
A typical day at work included some fun things and some serious applications where job knowledge, skills and abilities are always under close scrutiny of supervisors and managers. Working with the travelingmore... public could be fun, but stressful at times. There was zero tolerance for critical errors in some aspects of the job, a factor which was required for the nature of the intended product....safety. less
There was always the opportunity for advancement and job satisfaction
Short breaks, mandatory overtime, lots of red tape and politics.
Professional and highly recommened as a profession
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 10, 2015
The hardest part of the job was taking away prohibited items such as gifts, like snow globes, perfume .My co-workers were always willing to help with any question or concern I may have every single day.more... No one ever made me feel like you were slow to grasp something taught. A very fast past environment and attention to all details was a must, due to high security concerns. TSA works as a team never solo. We had to be that way in order to catch the bad guy . Management never condescending and ready when you yell supervisor. Hardest part of the job was surprise tests and Code Bravo! less
Accountable Property Manager (Former Employee) – Lake Mary, FL – September 9, 2015
Helping others is very rewarding and that's what Homeland does. There are so many opportunities for learning from training in other departments to getting certified in Microsoft Office. Coworkers were all very enjoyable, lots of team work!
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) – Patchogue, NY – September 9, 2015
This job required alot of time and did not offer enough benefits(part time) or security to the employees. The management in my area were more concerned of the numbers than personnel and were not significantly team oriented. This was back in 2005 so if the agency has evolved or not I cannot be sure. So this would be unfair for me to state without providing the facts.
Applicant Service Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington DC – September 7, 2015
No Complaints, fun work, supportive management. A lot of variety, few politics, great learning experience.No Complaints, fun work, supportive management. A lot of variety, few politics, great learning experience.