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.
Customer Service Retention Specialist (Former Employee), Washington, DC – December 11, 2013
Pros: overcoming challenges by continuing to be creative in business work environment.
Cons: turnover and motivation. avoid call centers with high employee turnover rates.
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 – more... 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. – less
It was a great learning experience and I learned how to research difficult topics with success.
REFERENCE LIBRARIAN (Current Employee), New York, NY – October 7, 2013
I would recommend anyone to work there to get the more serious research skills needed to succeed as reference librarian. Customer service was very essential and we made sure everyone left with all the information they sought.
Environmental Specialist (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – October 6, 2013
Pros: great place to work
A typical day is establishing my own schedule and reviewing documents. I learned the need to interact with management at all levels and other departments to accomplish the task at hand. The management supports the work that I accomplish and provides the necessary training to complete the mission. The co-workers interact and assist in`completing the – more... mission of the Agency. – less
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