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Customer Service Associate (Current Employee), Hyattsville, MDApril 28, 2014
Pros: family oriented
Cons: unstructured
Very stressful in my everyday schedule. The management team was not on one accord. Best part about being with the company was being constantly around computers.
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Great job for those who want to help others.
Certified Home Inspector (Former Employee), United StatesApril 24, 2014
Pros: helping others, making a difference.
Cons: its seasonal
Helping victims of natural disasters recover and from losses due to the disaster.
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FEMA
Human Service Specialist (Former Employee), orlando flApril 24, 2014
• Answer all incoming calls in helpline service for disaster victims
• Input new registrations into FEMA database
• Investigate duplicate applications
• Update applicants applications
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Assisting clients in need
FEMA Housing Inspector (Former Employee), Beaumont, TXApril 21, 2014
Pros: travel, meet all kinds of people, and helping others
Cons: long hours some times
Meet with clients , preparing to assist them to recieve housing assistance.
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When disaster calls
Reservist Operations Specialist (Current Employee), Washington, DCApril 1, 2014
Pros: travel
Cons: being away from family for long periods of time.
As a reservist we get called out when disasters hit. The experience is unlike anything most people will ever imagine. You usually go to a disaster shortly after it happens.

As an Operations specialist I work closely with the Operations Chief and usually the FCO. I get to over see the full disaster. People in other sections only see what their section – more... is doing, but operations staff usually see the complete picture. It is a wonderful learning element. – less
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Deployment with FEMA DR 4145
LEP/ACN (Former Employee), Centennial, COMarch 19, 2014
Pros: good salary, great work culture
Cons: being away from family for a long period of time
As LEP/ACN Centennial, Colorado DR 4145

Research demographic and disaster latest situation. Research disaster awareness to assist the staff and the community. Travel long hours between Joint Field Operations Building and the assigned field. Coordinate with External Affairs Program Liaison as directed.

Hardest part of the job is being away from my – more... family.
The most enjoyable part was working on behalf of the staff that is highly dedicated to disaster survivors.

Co-workers focus on the mission of the agency who work long hours daily to assist survivors their families, their business, and their city. – less
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Dont recommend it
GIS Technician (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LAMarch 13, 2014
The job was not fulfilling. Sat around and watched TV the majority of the day, unless something popped up for us to do...
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great company
Call Representative (Former Employee), Pasadena, CAFebruary 20, 2014
call center representative assisting customers and crisis counseling.
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Class was great..
Student (Former Employee), PCC Cascade CampusFebruary 19, 2014
Pros: all good stuff..
Cons: a bit boring.
A good learning tool, understanding Emergency procedures in a time of need.
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Management was very poor
Admin Assistance(payroll) (Former Employee), Biloxi, MSFebruary 19, 2014
Was hire as a temp employee and was treated very by the HR Manager.
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Developed and enhanced several applicions. Installed equipment, tested network connections
Information Technology Specialist (Current Employee), Kansas City, MoFebruary 17, 2014
Customer support is the main goal, keeping people connected and working in a fast pace environment, supporting disaster recovery for the 4 state region.
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assist resident how to received disaster assitance from the federal government
DSA- Disater Survivor Assistance (Former Employee), Washington DCFebruary 4, 2014
I enjoyed what i am doing by helping people. It is a blessing for me whenever you help someone in their time of need
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good group of people to work with.
Armed Guard / Top Secret Clearance (Former Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 29, 2014
good job with a good company. pay was great but moved back home to Tenn. to retire and work a part time job.
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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