It was a great experience for me being able to work in different departments and also having the opportunity to meet people from different countries. Alot of the staff that helped out during Hurricane Ike lived many many miles away from home and the nice thing about it was that everyone would take care of each other. One of the things that I learned working for Fema in the disaster was that no matter how difficult things may get we have to keep pushing forward.
Call Center Operator (Former Employee) – Hyattsville, MD – October 30, 2015
Fun place to work. I enjoyed talking with different people from all over the U.S. and being able to get them the assistance they need. Things could sometimes get hectic with the many different personalities in the workplace.
Productive and opportunity to learn something new every day
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Kentwood, MI – October 24, 2015
I could put together a set of pictures of the disaster area for use in any Power Point for meetings I learned about preparing for disasters, what you should have in your home just in case. The most enjoyable part was getting to know the people
Emergency Management Inspector (Current Employee) – HOUSTON,TEXAS AND MIAMI FLORIDA – October 22, 2015
The work I did I enjoyed because I help a lot of people...I got travel and meet a good and interesting people...And could do the job well... I would take claims on damage homes and I would Estimate the damage on said home... Send the to fema...The people most were professional...No hotels rooms were to be had...So I Had to sleep in a shelter that was full that was a hardship...I learned people were strong when they had to be...The management were so helpful when Came to my job...
Reservist (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 22, 2015
Assisted clients who were in need of services in extreme situations. Gathered information and forwarded data to colleagues in assisting clients.Sometimes worked under extreme weather conditions. Felt a sense of accomplishment in helping others in time of need.
Disaster Assistance Employee (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 20, 2015
This is a great organization to work for!! I have learned many things in the 10 years of being a disaster assistant helping disaster victims. Co-workers are the Best! The hardest part is the first 3 weeks working many hours... The most enjoyable part of the job was people with Fema and those we helped, as well as many perks!
You meet passionate and discipline ppl who are willing to show you how to deal with every situation. The pay is great and the benefits are good too. You have to be willing to be on call and work 12 plus hours but is defenetly worth it.
Construction Worker (Former Employee) – Texas City, TX – October 1, 2015
We put blue tarp on homes where shingles were blown away it was about speed but dangerous. It was fun when you got started you had a bunch of guys from fla with me but after someone died we started doing cleanout for the hurricane victims.
we had to provide our own transportation lunch and dormicle.
Intern (Former Employee) – Denton, TX – September 8, 2015
This job gave me the opportunity to work on a couple of large projects on my own to determine how they should be done and to do almost everything on my own. My team was there to support me and I gave status updates to my supervisor in order to keep her in the loop and so they could properly evaluate me. This company will allow you to take training classes so long as it does not interfere with your regular work. Great company
great benefits. great training. great opportunities to work with others.