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Productive and fun work place.
Jr. Enterprise Architect (Current Employee), Washington, DCJuly 22, 2014
Everyday is a new challenge at SBA. Great work environment and even better learning experience.
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Great place to work. People helping people. I love it!
Clerical-Loans & Legal (Former Employee), Niagara Falls, NYJune 10, 2014
Pros: everything was in the building, you could purchase your lunch, and find a quiet area to relax, or do some walking.
Cons: no medical benefits. temporary position. they eventually moved to buffalo, ny and then texas
I went from working in the jacketing department, putting together the necessary documents in a folder regarding individual claims for disaster assistance from floods and hurricane disasters around the world. I later moved to the legal division where I was in charge of file control for the attorney and inputting data for computerized mail into the system. – more... The hardest part was leaving the job. They relocated. It was very rewarding. – less
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A good place to work
Deputy District Director (Current Employee), Richmond, VAApril 13, 2014
Pros: federal position
Cons: distance to work
The staff was diverse and interesting.
There was a great deal of interface with the business community. The reporting requirements were not very difficult once you learn the system.
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Loves doing transcription and clerical work
Clerical/Secretary (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAApril 9, 2014
Pros: great people and benefits
Cons: machines may not work properly
Transcribed work from Dictaphone and sometimes orally. Main work was transcribing beginning and typing and copying or faxing materials as necessary. Job was great atmosphere and had great benefits. Hardest part of job was sometimes the Dictaphones would not work correctly and had to wait for it to be repaired or get a new one. Of course, job positions – more... changed due to promotions throughout the five years there.

Changed jobs to EPA for promotion. Became Secretary for Branch Officer. Performed any type clerical work as deemed necessary. Also, was responsible for handling anything in office while Branch Manager was out.

Work a total of eleven years for Federal Government. – less
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Intense
Loan Officer (Former Employee), Citrus Heights, CAFebruary 10, 2014
Pros: ability to help people
Cons: high stress
If you like a fast paste environment you will do well at SBA.You can be working long hours 8-12 hour days, 7 days a week but you also get overtime.
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An excellent U.S> Governmental Agency to work for.
Senior Attorney Advisor (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXJanuary 30, 2014
Pros: overall a great place to work
Cons: realizing that local, state & federal agencies do not always cooperate to aid the disaster victims, the above issue is not one you can solve.
the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance is an excellent Agency to work for. At times the there are long hours and seven day workweeks but you know that the person at the other end of the telephone is a disaster victim that may have lost everything and that you are perhaps their main hope who can provide assistance getting their lives back together. As – more... an attorney, you are called on to think in the alternative and help a victim to overcome the worst event in their lives.

Each day, you have the opportunity to bing home to the victims the reality of the dollars you are lending to thm is a return of the dollars they have paid to the IRS. You also realize those tax dollars are also the dollars that are oaying your salary. – less
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Fast paste
Loan Officer (Former Employee), Citrus Heights, CAJanuary 29, 2014
You have to be a quick learner but it was an interesting job although challenging work environment.
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Fast paced and Productive work environment
Loan Officer /Field CSR (Current Employee), Citrus Heights, CAJanuary 18, 2014
Pros: helping clients
Cons: no benefits
A typical day consists of a 10 hour work day assisting individuals and business owners who have been affected by disaster. Training and coaching new employees on the guidelines from state to state, rules and regulations, and government policies for economic recovery. I work exceptionally hard to achieve customer goals which are to assist them in recovering – more... from physical and personal loss occurring from natural disasters. The hardest part of the job are to see how much people suffer and are traumatized by losing everything. The greatest reward is by helping them recover. I take pleasure in exceeding company goals by assisting victims start their journey of recovery. – less
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loans for small businesses
Secretary (Former Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 11, 2014
Assist Director in providing support for office. Maintained files, answered phones, etc.
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didnt like the place
Customer Service Representative III/ Client Rep (Former Employee), Sacramento, CAOctober 31, 2013
Cons: not an equal opportunity place to work
a lot of favoritism and not being professional
not a structured environment and company don't assist the employees with development
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Excellent place to be at.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXOctober 22, 2013
Pros: great pay and great people.
Cons: assignment ended and i was out of a job!
I really enjoyed my job with SBA wish I was still there. Unfortunately, my assignment ended and it was time to shot us down. A typical day there was, get in do your job and then go home. No one bugging you, messing with you. It was great! Co-workers were great! Management knew what they were doing and were helpful. What I wouldn't give to be back there.
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Loved this position
FEMA Disaster Loan Processor (Former Employee), Niagara Falls, NYAugust 13, 2013
Pros: flexibility
Cons: bought out by national city
Was able to start a new branch office from the ground up. This was very rewarding.
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good place to work
Business/Home Loan Officer (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXJune 20, 2013
good place to work
great training
positive work environment
knowledgeable supervisors
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Fun place to work
Payroll Specialist (Federal Government ) (Former Employee), Herndon, VAJune 5, 2013
Pros: i loved this organization
Cons: there were no cons
I loved working here because i am a people person and i was allowed to work around lots of people.
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Gratifying Life Experience
Administrative Support Assistant (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAMay 16, 2013
Pros: rewarding
Cons: no life
I worked for SBA's Disaster Assistance Office which offers financial relief in the venue of low interest loans to natural disaster victims. I was privileged to work with a well seasoned and dedicated staff responsible for supporting administrative and front line field workers.We prepared traveled arrangements, issued travel credit cards, reconciled – more... travel vouchers (expense reports) and submitted them for payment. We also resolved any issues that arose after payments, such as with the credit card issuers. During the height of Katrina we worked 12-14 hour days keeping track over 1200 field workers. The hardest part of this job was Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. From watching the unbelievable footage in the break room to listening to seasoned field workers cry on the phone over what they were seeing was emotionally stressful and draining, However, the Director would often have impromptu informal pow wows where we got to speak about any job related stresses. Sometimes there were heated words, tears or laughter as voiced our frustrations, feelings and thoughts, but the atmosphere of the department handled all of this well. When we were through everyone went back to work refocused and aware of the importance our behind the scenes roles played in returning disrupted lives to a semblance of normalcy, – less
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Very busy and demanding
Loan Processing Specialist (Former Employee), Dallas, TXApril 9, 2013
Pros: great management structure, very teamwork oriented.
Inspect all incoming mail and faxes, Identify and associate all new forms and documents with the associated application. Check and verify all loan data, ie Federal tax returns, Schedule of Liabilities, Profit and Loss statements. Enter and verify all data into the SBA system.
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Excellent opportunity
Underwriter (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXApril 6, 2013
Pros: dress code relaxed, pay
Cons: working 10 to 12 hours a day for seven days a week & 45min lunch
Excellent opportunity to learn different aspects of the mortgage Lending and underwriting abilities under the Federal Government tutelage. What I appreciated most about the job was the "hands off approach" to managing employees, we were trained, given files to make decisions on the customers repayment ability: I did not experience a supervisor breathing – more... down my neck. The SBA environment and it's management team were professional and fun to work with. The Hardest part about the job was working 10 to 12 hours a day for seven days a week. However, I made some really good friends. – less
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Great learning experience
Legal Assistant / Date Entry (Former Employee), Citrus Heights, CAMarch 25, 2013
Pros: great benefits, learning experience
Cons: temporary position not much job security
This was a great learning experience to have due to learning different computer programs as well as working in different areas of the office.
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good place to work
Banking Center Manager (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXDecember 16, 2012
Pros: great place
Cons: no conns
good company the company was very friendly. management were great. the most enjoyable part of the job is just going to work with a goup of professionals
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Job only existed during Storm Season
Loss Verifier (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXSeptember 3, 2012
Pros: educational
Cons: only lasted thru the storm season
Educational, worked with some good people, a lot of overtime, and home every night.
Worked with and communicated with many storm victims. Managed money dispursements to repair, replace, or relocate. Talked with some very interesting people...especially in New Orleans

About Small Business Administration

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