FEMA Employee Reviews in United States

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Deployment with FEMA DR 4145
LEP/ACN (Former Employee) –  Centennial, COMarch 19, 2014
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 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.
Pros
good salary, great work culture
Cons
being away from family for a long period of time
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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
A good learning tool, understanding Emergency procedures in a time of need.
Pros
all good stuff..
Cons
a bit boring.
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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
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 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.
Pros
disaster response
Cons
lack of mobility
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Excellent for building multiple skill sets.
Public Assistance Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJanuary 17, 2014
This is a position for people who take great satisfaction in helping others after a disaster strikes!
Pros
something new everyday.
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enjoyed the experience
teir1 (Former Employee) –  Denton, TXJanuary 16, 2014
worked with 800+ people as a team everyone was friendly and helpful to each other
Pros
team work great leaders
Cons
circumstances of hurricane victums
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Great job
CEO Specialist (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 15, 2014
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 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.
Pros
helping people
Cons
a disaster has to happen
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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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Exciting and constantly changing work environment
Community Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 4, 2013
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 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.
Pros
excellent opportunity to be compassionate and human
Cons
hard to see the destruction of so many peoples' lives
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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
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
Pros
good pay
Cons
only work when there is a disaster
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Fun work place
Logistics Specialist-Help Desk Specialist (Current Employee) –  Washington DCNovember 25, 2013
All walks of life co-workers from all around the world. Nice teamplayer
Pros
co-workers and managerment
Cons
temporary work
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Helped Disaster Victims
Hurricane Disaster Specialist (Former Employee) –  Worked while in Massachusetts for 6 monthsNovember 24, 2013
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.
Pros
new experience in direct emergency situations
Cons
income not enough for long term expectations
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Exiting
Cadet (Former Employee) –  Deploy to disaster areaNovember 21, 2013
Been on call 24/7, under pressure, one on one contact with disaster survivors, providing the best customer services to people in need.
Pros
fema support to deploy employees.
Cons
many moths away from family
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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
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.
Pros
free metro cards, compensation was good.
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