Customer Service Retention Specialist (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – December 11, 2013
All administration duties but also, consulting and coordinating with clients who needed a great deal of business. Pertaining to assisting them with designing a small business web site or conducting fashion trends based on government layouts etc.
I not only learned how to write business proposals but, also established close relationships with various clients based on networking, budgeting your business as well as designing creative graphic production illustration and web pages.
The majority of my co-workers all played an important role. For those who did photography, audio, visual.... everyone accomplished expressing our most creativeness!!
It is rare but, having not met a deadline was the hardest part of my job. But, the most enjoyable part of it all was making a difference in the work force as a whole with working with other government officials and small businesses.
overcoming challenges by continuing to be creative in business work environment.
turnover and motivation. avoid call centers with high employee turnover rates.
Director, Human Resources (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – January 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.
Lack of Diversity of thought and experience in senior roles
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.
Student Aid (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 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.
Environmental Specialist (Former Employee) – Research Triangle Park, NC – October 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.
Mission-driven organization, subject to the costs and benefits of being Federal
Law Clerk (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 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.
HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT (DETAIL) (Current Employee) – Durham, NC – September 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
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – August 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.
Chief, National Recruitment (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 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.