Excellent work/life balance contingent on managment chain
Associate Director (Former Employee), Arlington, VA – February 26, 2013
Pros: excellent mission and work life balance
Cons: poor hr support
Very supportive supervisor. Very hectic schedule with meetings occurring throughout most of the typical work day. This did require extended hours to keep the operation going and on schedule. The Superfund program is a very strong one with high demands and a strong mission.
Water Samples Collector (Former Employee), Cabo rojo, PR – September 4, 2013
Pros: beneficts like car rental to move between my town and the town of job.
Cons: temporary work
I was starting my day at 8:00am and take water samples at the Boqueron Bay 3 times per day, every time i take the samples to the lab to do PCR,and other studies. I learn how study the samples, the importance of clean water, and the risk for the people that use unclean water. My co-workers help me a lot to understanding all the process. The hardest part – more... was that I finish my day at 10:00pm. I was so tired. The most enjoyable part was work with the sea, and study to take results. I was loving this job! – less
Reviewed reports from across the country, and edited the master report manual.
Technical Writer/Editor (Former Employee), Washington, DC – August 22, 2013
Pros: good location
Cons: transportation was a problem and parking
Worked 8- 5 pm sometimes overtime. I learned how to edit quickly and accurately, with close attention to detail. My co-workers had been with the government for over 10 years. The hardest part of the job was the volume of work. I enjoyed a private office and desk.
Inspector General Investigation (Former Employee), Washington, DC – July 29, 2013
Pros: great place to work.
I interned there for two summers. Both were great experiences for me and taught me a lot. I truly enjoyed working there and should have applied back to EPA once I left college, though I wanted to pursue something more aligned with my degree.
Environmental Protection Assistant (Current Employee), Boston, MA – July 5, 2013
Pros: transit reimbursement. some flexible work schedules.
Cons: limited telework for administrative staff. limited sick and vacation time. no promotions, pay raises.
Review electronic mail and respond. Reserve airline reservations and lodging, rental vehicles for staff. Distribute mail. Assist budget analyst with purchase card log sheets. Provide various assistance with tasks like using databases for tracking awards, personnel action requests.
Management provides me with freedom to learn and experience various – more... aspects of the agency. I work part of my day with another department entering information into a monitoring system for water pollution.
My co-workers are mostly professional.
The benefits for some people are easier than for others. There is a division on salaries, promotions and work at home benefits.
I love the concept of helping the earth by working with professionals who love to give their time and experience to help others. – less
Very hands-on experience and I learned something new every day.
Ecosystem Research Intern (Former Employee), Athens, GA – May 31, 2013
Every day, me and my supervisor would work on the assembly of rain barrels,maintenance of weather station, and acquisition of data from water quality sensors. All my co-workers were always willing to help or teach me something new. The hardest part of the job was applying for funds that we would need to purchase supplies for the rain barrels while the – more... most enjoyable part of the job was getting to work outside occasionally and not always working behind a desk. – less
Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee), Research Triangle Park, NC – May 19, 2013
Pros: learning new technical skills
Cons: its just a job
I worked with AIX systems and also as project or support network engineer M-F 8-5 for almost 5 years in 2 GSA contracts. I learned about systems & administrations and applications support. Also worked with high tech tools like HP OpenView, Node Manager, Console Management among others. It was a diverse workplace. The hardest part was management changed – more... so often by DoD contractors. I learned new technical skills. Tough environment to be in due to so many changes all the times. Best part was flextime when needed. – less
Clerk-Student (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OH – May 17, 2013
Provided research assistance to a Senior Environmental agent in Public Relations. Assisted in researching professional journals to ensure their completion and availability to the public. Management was very accessible and helpful. Co-workers were friendly and always willing to answer questions and provide guidance. The hardest part of the job was trying – more... to determine if journals were completed or still in progress but I enjoyed the challenges it provided. – less
Extremely Interesting Work, Great Hours, Great Work
Honors Law Clerk (Former Employee), Washington, DC – April 30, 2013
One of my favorite internships! Working at the EPA was inspiring, interesting, and I grew a great amount there. I got to work on Supreme Court cases, consent decrees, and other front office type of issues. Great opportunity.
I thankful for the Govermnet offering a work place for Seniors.
Information Manager Assistant (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – February 19, 2013
Pros: very good program for seniors
Cons: 30 minutes for lunch and two breaks during the 8 hours
I was working in the Senior Program 8 hours a day 5 days a week. Management and Co-workers was very cooperative in giving me instructions on their needs in the office. The most enjoyable part of the job was when was my work was successful received.