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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.