Questions and Answers about U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Military-Like atmosphere. Special forces training in food safety. Training took 1 year by plan. Annual FDA Field recertification. Extremely challenging with narrow passing margin. No pass every year = fired. Tough special forces high bar. I obviously passed 15 times as evidenced by my 15 year employment. Low level of comradery. You are mostly on your own during all field inspections.

Answered - Executive department of the government of Florida (Former Employee) - Tallahassee, FL

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It was awesome if you like sitting in a call center.

Answered - Enumerator (Former Employee) - Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Answered - Agricultural Specialist (Former Employee) - Riverdale, MD

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Relaxed but competitive

Answered - Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master(Contractor) (Former Employee) - Washington, DC

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It was all good

Answered - IT Specialist (INFOSEC) (Former Employee) - New Orleans, LA

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Very friendly

Answered - Intermittent Food Inspector (Former Employee) - Dillon, SC

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Very positive, filled with respect and good values. The work and life balance is perfect for every parent. The dedication the USDA gives to their employees is unmatched.

Answered - HACU/Human Resource Intern (Former Employee) - Riverdale, MD

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It is great where I worked at Had the greatest boss and the nicest people to work with. Very friendly office to work in. Wasn't a fast paced work environment, and I loved this.

Answered - Secretary Program Technician (Former Employee) - Woodstock, VA

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Good and secure

Answered - Chemist II (Current Employee) - Tallahassee, FL

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Demanding and extensive.

Answered - Supervisor/Research Scientist/Specialist (Former Employee) - Maricopa County, AZ

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