Safety Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – June 8, 2016
Challenging conducted fire drills on monthly basis. Responded to emergencies involving FEMA employee injuries. Maintained injury and illness logs. Participated in meetings with other sections of FEMA including strategic planning. Inspections of AED functionality on daily basis. Determine suitability of temporary housing for FEMA field staff.
Reservist Validator and Site Inspector (Former Employee) – United States – June 22, 2016
They have a new model. $16 hr is their entry pay. Appears management has failed to engage, train their staff and now are under scrutiny.
Their mission is honorable, but the organization appears to be spending big money, unnecessarily training which appears to be problematic in it self. They have this concept to hire almost anyone, no matter what their skill set are, almost like throwing mud against the wall and seeing what sticks. Unfortunately its your tax dollar they are spending.
I have substantial skills in a number of areas, computers, construction, insurance, due to wage structure they have difficulty maintaining qualified, competent people.
The Director is clue less, a political appointee with minnions who appear out of no where.
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – June 21, 2016
I worked with FEMA for over a year and loved the people and quality of work there, but supervision was shaky. Everyone looked out for each other. Little backstabbing was prevalent. My supervisor had memory issues regarding remembering what he asked you to do and would micromanage you if you were doing something ELSE he forgot he asked you to do. He would get an attitude if you reminded him of his instructions he gave to you! Guidelines and protocol would change like the wind to fit upper management. Nothing was ever done the same twice. If you could adjust, FEMA was a wonderful place to work, but it had the potential to feel like riding a roller coaster.
pay, plenty of overtime during events and natural disasters, friendly work environment.
a lot of politics in the workplace, always changing protocol.
Professional environment surrounded by competent people
Group Supervisor (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 28, 2016
A typical day involves reporting status of group's production, challenges and accomplishments. I work on a number of issues that need additional documentation or clarification for processing as well as escalated issues that require management approval. I enjoy the work environment and management oversight as I am empowered to make daily decisions about my group as needed and have great support from management when issues require additional attention. The greatest challenges are maintaining the consistency of minimal errors, retention of qualified staff and the integrity of the database. I enjoy the job knowing that the end results of my efforts result in helping people.
Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Crew Leader (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – May 17, 2016
This job has allowed me to use all the various experiences I have gained through my professional career. I feel a great sense of pride in my work and satisfaction at the end of each day for having done my part to make the world a better place.
Complete and thorough outfit to work for utilizing personal skills coupled with complimentary back office staff. Locations nation wide responding to Presidential orders assisting applicants with much needed attention.
Accountant (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – May 5, 2016
1. Getting everything completed at the end of the day. 2. Taking on new projects is always a learning experience 3. Working close with management. 4. Encouragement to my co-workers. 5.Not completing a task. 6. Completing a task
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...
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!
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.
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
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.