Specialist (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – January 29, 2018
The only employees with job security are full time. Reservist are intermittent, only work if there is a disaster, and never know how long they will be employed. Best for retirees or those who have separate income, can leave on short notice, and who don't have young children at home unless you have a strong support system available at a moments notice.
Work that matters for the greater good, building and restoring lives and locations damaged by disasters
No security, nepotism, low advancement opportunity
Contract Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – January 26, 2018
The overall agency is great, I have worked at several components and found some more favorable than others. ICE- relaxed environment but leadership is not favorable TSA- micro management and overworked CBP- Very professional and conducive to a learning environment
Technical Writer (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – January 23, 2018
As part of the US-CERT, the type of work was interesting. As a team of 6 tech writers, there really wasn't sufficient volume of work to keep us busy. I wasn't very fond of doing shift work (I worked 6am to 2pm Monday through Friday). I also had to split time between two offices which could sometimes be stressful. The hardest part of the job was trying to keep busy when you knew there was nothing to do.
Extremely fast paced environment. Transportation Security Officers are expected to perform to the highest levels of excellence. If you are good with details in a rigorous workplace, TSA will be a good fit
Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 21, 2018
The organizational structure was filled with overlapping layers of supervision and lack of support for managers to be successful. The environment was highly micro-management in scope and too top heavy from Washington DC. The best part of the job were the employees who worked hard for me and made the Los Angeles office the leader in the Nation for Immigration operations.
Micro-management with multiple layers to deal with