Environmental Protection Agency Employee Reviews

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Professional Setup and Efficient grants management
Senior Auditor, Awards Compliance (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 22, 2016
Professional Setup and Efficient grants management.Nice place to work and lots of learning opportunity. There is a lot of independence in working and lot of scope to learn for self development.
Pros
Good working condition
Cons
Sometimes response time from management is very slow.
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Working with Intent
Director, Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 12, 2016
Overall, the primary intent of the EPA workforce is to improve the various ecosystems that our mission effect. However, the politics overall deal the impact and value that the great people want to execute.
Pros
Work/lIfe flexibility
Cons
Lack of Diversity of thought and experience in senior roles
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Student Intern (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 7, 2016
Work day started at 5:30 and ended at 2:30.

Reviewed outgoing correspondence and reports for proper formatting, adherence to instructions, accuracy and completeness.
Pros
flexible work schedule
Cons
None
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Good Place to Work
Financial Specialist (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHDecember 23, 2015
The EPA is a good place to work. You have a good balance between work and home. The only problem if you want to move up the ladder in promotion you will probably have to move to Washington DC. It has great benefits and great people overall.
Pros
Work/Life Balance, Salary, Benefits
Cons
Promotion Limited
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mostly productive but dated workplace.
Community Involvement Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Boston, MADecember 2, 2015
Day to day duties vary greatly by season and work week. Benefits are out of office travel and regular communication and close working relationships with all offices withing the agency.
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USEPA Review
Student Aid (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 4, 2015
Overall, I felt like it was a great place to work at and wish I could have gotten a job there after my internship ended. My typical day consisted of me doing mainly routine admin work (mailings, filing, timecard auditing, etc.). However, some days I would do more hands on work such as looking over official USEPA documents. During my time there, I learned a lot about government processes and the amount of paperwork need to do anything. My management always gave me high marks on reviews and I always got along with my co-workers. The hardest part of the job was running out of work to do and becoming bored. The most enjoyable thing was being the go to person for when employees had any issues with systems or their work.
Pros
Days off, flexable schedule.
Cons
Healthcare, bad employees rarely fired.
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A rapid and creative atmosphere
Environmental Specialist (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCOctober 21, 2015
Worked with knowledge based personnel and learned a get it done attitude. Creative planning.Chemistry . The satisfaction of a job well done. The hardest part was setting the layout of the process. most enjoyable was going home after a job with no safety violations.
Pros
travel
Cons
conditions heat cold and chemical in nature
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Mission-driven organization, subject to the costs and benefits of being Federal
Law Clerk (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 15, 2015
Great organization to work for: mission-driven, very collegial, interesting work and well managed. IT is not the best, but the ills over at EPA are similar throughout the federal government so it's not surprising. Well worth the occasional headache, particularly if one is driven by the balancing of industry and environmental advocate for public policy.
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US EPA HR
HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT (DETAIL) (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCSeptember 28, 2015
work independently on hr action for various customers I learned that training is a must co-workers assist each other when needed hardest part of the job is constant changing of priorities most enjoyable is learning new areas of HR
Pros
learn about federal governmnet
Cons
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Fast paced-lots of office politics, seldom fun, stressful, demanding.
Secretary/Typing (Current Employee) –  1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DCSeptember 24, 2015
Very quiet, demanding, very busy lots of management meeting no time for light conversation. Hard to communicate. Nothing to enjoy anymore.
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Employees are dedicated and believe in the work that they are doing.
Database Administrator (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 29, 2015
Employees are very dedicated to their jobs and take their jobs very seriously. Top management needs to be improved. It is always enjoyable to come to work with upbeat people that are dedicated.
Pros
Free bus pass
Cons
Poor management
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Great place to work
Administrative Specialist, GS (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCAugust 26, 2015
Great place to work -- Management is supportive of employees as well as the communities. Pay, work-life, environment - all very good.
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Nice work environment
Sr. Application Developer (Former Employee) –  Washington DCAugust 10, 2015
The workplace at EPA was challenging but a very comfortable environment to work in. Unfortunately with the Government sequestration the contract was forced to be terminated .
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This is a wonderful company to work for
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 7, 2015
This is a great place to work if you have a family because the management is very flexable on letting you leave when needed if you have the leave built up to take leave. They are not very keen on building you up in your position. You stay where you are for a long time before you are even considered for advancement, if at all.
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Great mission, politically paralyzed
Project Officer (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 4, 2015
If the agency's hand's weren't so tied politically this would be an amazing place to work. Instead it's a target with fire drills
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I was on a grant so there is NO job security
Cost Recovery and Investigative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 4, 2015
Loved the job - while it lasted....It was a grant position so there was no security. I had no direct supervisor for 6 months and there were floating managers for a year.
Pros
Great people in Seattle office, work your own hours
Cons
Washington DC knuckleheads in security, have nothing to do with saving the environment, or human health
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Network learning experience
Windows 7 Deployment Engineer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 31, 2015
Typical work day includes checking with all users at work and making sure systems are functioning correctly. Imaging new system for incoming users from other facilities
Pros
on bus route
Cons
traffic
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Amazing experience
Environmental Protection Specialist (Former Employee) –  North Chelmsford, MAJuly 1, 2015
Working at the EPA for two summer internships was amazing. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot! I spent almost every day in the field learning something new.
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Productive place to work.
Information Management Specialist (Current Employee) –  Washington DCMay 28, 2015
Productive place to work and flexible with family and work schedules. The location is close to metro which is very good and they offer metro subsidy to employees.
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Great organizaiton
Chief, National Recruitment (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 20, 2015
EPA gets is right in terms of accomplishing a very important mission and taking care of its employees! The work/life balance programs are some of the best in the federal government! Great people and leadership from top to bottom.
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