Great place if you're a fed, but not if you're a contractor.
Graphics Contractor (Former Employee) – Athens, GA – August 6, 2016
Feds get great benefits, ample time off, training, and a lot of perks. Contractors get treated like a necessary evil, and contractor benefits don't come close to fed benefits. Then after working for many years side by side with feds, they'll toss you aside like so much trash with no concern for how you manage.
Very high level jobs with the opportunity to Telework
Environmental Protection Specialist (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 17, 2016
Most projects were very educational, active participation to the public and inter-office work share was definitely a required focus. Excellent yearly training with tracking by management. Annual Reviews written with your input was required.
Clerical/Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – May 6, 2016
While at Environmental Protection Agency I was responsible to organize and set up many of the company’s activities and events. I participated in the organization and development of the companies Facebook page. The duties I performed included photocopying, faxing and filing of many documents
Pathway Intern (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 8, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the EPA. It only helped affirm that working with human health and the environment s something I definitely want to do. I got to see different aspects of those processes and got to work with very knowledgeable people on various projects, some outside of my specific work group.
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