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The premier emergency management agency within the United States
Branch Chief, National Preparedness Division (Current Employee), Boston, MAJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: disaster response
Cons: lack of mobility
FEMA is the pinnacle emergency management organization within the United States. It is a small organization that has expanded rapidly within the last five or more years and now is experiencing a limitation of funding and resources to execute it's many requirements. The people are first class while the organization is very hierarchal and without much – more... upward mobility. The regions are where the programs meet implementation with state, tribal, and local stakeholders. Headquarters in DC is not truly focused on stakeholder priorities but in tune to the needs of the White House and Capitol Hill; this isn't necessarily a bad thing, but more focus is needed on local, tribal, state, and regional office needs.

The most enjoyable part about the position and organization is that you help those that are in dire need. There is great satifaction in that. – less
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Excellent for building multiple skill sets.
Public Assistance Coordinator (Former Employee), Des Moines, IAJanuary 17, 2014
Pros: something new everyday.
This is a position for people who take great satisfaction in helping others after a disaster strikes!
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enjoyed the experience
teir1 (Former Employee), Denton, TXJanuary 16, 2014
Pros: team work great leaders
Cons: circumstances of hurricane victums
worked with 800+ people as a team everyone was friendly and helpful to each other
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Great job
CEO Specialist (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJanuary 15, 2014
Pros: helping people
Cons: a disaster has to happen
Supervised approximately 60 employees. Communicated to the team the assignment, project, problem to be solved and deadlines and time frames for completion. Monitored and reported on the status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work. Prepared reports and maintained records of work accomplishments and administrative – more... information, as required. Managed and coordinated large project activities and developed tactical plans to support project success. Responsible for the implementation and coordination of Mitigation programs in support for the long-term recovery process. Developed goals and objectives for unique disaster related projects. Enhanced outreach activities that increased the public’s awareness of mitigation opportunities. Established and maintained a strong working relationship with community groups and members of the general public to enhance relationships with FEMA to increase effectiveness in communicating loss prevention, NFIP and mitigation program goals. Maintained contact with Mitigation Division, Headquarters and Regional staff to plan, coordinate and organize special events concerning mitigation in communities. – less
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Professional Geologist, Licensed Well Driller (Current Employee), FloridaJanuary 10, 2014
Work was as a FEMA contractor in Florida during and after hurricanes in 2004.
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Clinical experience was fun, and created an opportunity to learn
Student Clinical experince (Former Employee), onlineDecember 18, 2013
Clinical experience was fun, and created an opportunity to learn
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Exciting and constantly changing work environment
Community Service Representative (Former Employee), Washington, DCDecember 4, 2013
Pros: excellent opportunity to be compassionate and human
Cons: hard to see the destruction of so many peoples' lives
Great opportunity for self starter person, able to work alone and unsupervised.
We were sent into the field after the Super Storm Sandy disaster, with a set number of required tasks to complete by the end of the day, every day.
It was wonderful to work at my own pace and handle each situation as it came up.
The hardest part of the job was seeing all – more... of the devastation left by the storm and knowing that people died in the same areas that I was now working. Very sobering, very challenging, very humbling. There was a lot of need for emotional comfort and normalcy by the survivors of the disaster. – less
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Care for people
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee), Anniston, ALDecember 3, 2013
Good interaction with people and an advocate for patients. Learning is a ongoing experience. Good team work in all areas of work. Great management. I enjoy all aspects of nursing and the interaction with patients and their families.
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Was fun place to work, travel, met many interesting people
Disaster Assistance Employee (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PADecember 2, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: only work when there is a disaster
My day was mainly helping people in need a place to live or financial help in rebuilding . People I worked with were dedicated to helping disaster victims. The best part of this job was the look on someones face when they realized we could really help
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Fun work place
Logistics Specialist-Help Desk Specialist (Current Employee), Washington DCNovember 25, 2013
Pros: co-workers and managerment
Cons: temporary work
All walks of life co-workers from all around the world. Nice teamplayer
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Helped Disaster Victims
Hurricane Disaster Specialist (Former Employee), Worked while in Massachusetts for 6 monthsNovember 24, 2013
Pros: new experience in direct emergency situations
Cons: income not enough for long term expectations
Reviewed the ways FEMA and the Red Cross could help individuals in the affected parts of the country handling an emergency situation. In addition gathered individual information on each situation for government database utilization.
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Exiting
Cadet (Former Employee), Deploy to disaster areaNovember 21, 2013
Pros: fema support to deploy employees.
Cons: many moths away from family
Been on call 24/7, under pressure, one on one contact with disaster survivors, providing the best customer services to people in need.
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Great experience working on this project during a time of devastation in New York.
Crisis Counselor (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NYNovember 14, 2013
Pros: free metro cards, compensation was good.
This was a field work position where I was required to adminster counseling services in different settings of people who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
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Great organization
Logistical Support (Former Employee), Altadena, CAOctober 31, 2013
I love helping people, and working at FEMA, it have me to do what I like to do.
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Productive
Data entry (Former Employee), PROctober 23, 2013
Was a temporary. I enjoyed to help people. It was very flexible one.
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Network Manager (Former Employee), Miami, FloridaOctober 20, 2013
Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide Technical Support on Issues with Connectivity
• Installation & Up gradation of Operating system.
• Handling all Network Printers, Laptops and Desktop related problems.
• Troubleshooting all Hardware and Network problems
• Support remote users over phone or by taking remote control of the system
• Establishing new – more... designing the networks
• Resolving Errors with Graphic User Interface
• Conducting inspection of problems of pre-treatment and rendering technical support to the departments.
• Providing immediate service support to the client systems for resolving their issues and complaints in compliance with the preset guidelines and rules.
• Ensuring high level quality of maintenance service for increasing the management Satisfaction Index.
• Well versed with server configurations like DNS, DHCP, Web Server, SAMBA, Proxy Server and File Sharing, also efficient in System & Network Administration tasks and Trouble Shooting.
• Strive to always promote high quality, results-driven, prompt, and professional customer service and support.
• Assist customers with hardware and software problems, troubleshooting and resolving a wide variety of performance problems. – less
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SECURITY SPECIALIST (Current Employee), Winchester, VAOctober 16, 2013
Pros: benefits are good
Cons: not having a good feeling of support from management
My overall review of my section within FEMA is somewhat favorable however job security isn't very strong and neither is advancment potential.
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Rewarding position working with Disaster Victims
Data Processing Specialist/Manager (Current Employee), Denton, TXOctober 9, 2013
Pros: seeing parts of the united states that i would not have the opportunity to do otherwise.
Cons: being away from my home for extended periods of time.
A typical day at work starts at between 7:00-7:30 a.m. and during start up will last for 12 hrs. 7 days a week. I have learned that you must have compassion and patience and love working with people of all types. My co-workers are from different parts of the United States and Virgin Islands and we all have the opportunity to make new friends. The hardest – more... part of the job is saying goodby and the most enjoyable part of the job is to see the smile and receive hugs from those I am able to help. – less
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Part-time job
Property Inspector (Former Employee), All across the US.October 9, 2013
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: lot's of travel
great experience to work with FEMA and assist families across the country who were in need of assistance.

Would work for them again anytime.
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FEMA is a great place to work.
Help Line (Former Employee), Denton, TXOctober 7, 2013
Pros: pleasant atmosphere with professional people.
Cons: work is seasonal and temporary.
It is rewarding to help people who call needing help after disasters.
The hardest part of the job is that it is seasonal.
The most enjoyable part of the job is helping recover what they lost during floods, hurricanes or earthquakes.