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Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOSeptember 4, 2018
Productive days; Career driven environment; professional and customer service relate duties with direct contact with other team members and executives.
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IT/HMIS Administrator (Former Employee) –  Johnson City, TNAugust 29, 2018
I was hired to manage the IT part of the industry and then was told after the hire that I would be responsible for a program called HMIS and manage one person to make sure training was completed and onsite visits were done to complete the program requirements.
Pros
Work
Cons
Money was low and no growth potential
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Enforcement Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NY 10278July 8, 2018
Typical day included management of a very large number of financial and physical referrals. Review of referrals to determine validity. Extensive analysis of financial statement. Interviews of property owners, managers, CPAs and attorneys.

Preparation of closeout reports. Negotiations with interested parties (internal and external) to resolve compliance and contractual findings and observations. The Departmental Enforcement Center was an elite group of professionals recruited in 1997 from across HUD. Enforcement Center staff were extremely proficient and dedicated to public service at the highest level.

The Enforcement Center had a very large workload which was challenging. The most enjoyable aspect of my job was the ability to improve the lives of people in multifamily housing and having reduced the level of waste and in efficiencies by corporate recipients of federal funds.
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Was a great place to work
Sr. Mortgage Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJuly 6, 2018
Loved working with them. Was given opportunity for advancement, education, training and career advancement. Co-workers were awesome, various activities to promote cooperation, tolerance and cultural diversity!
Pros
Housing Opportunities
Cons
none
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Very fast paced work environment
Secretary/Mortgage Closing Clerk (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJune 27, 2018
The mortgage credit branch at HUD had a flexible start time each day. You signed in when you arrived in the morning and eight hours later you signed out; it was on an honor system. The job itself was fast paced and interesting. I came to the division without any knowledge of how a loan is processed and came away with a complete knowledge of the loan application and review process. I would have stayed if the job had not been a part time permanent position with the chance of benefits but the government at the time had restricted permanent full time positions.
Pros
Informative and fast paced
Cons
No chance of full time permanent positions with benefits
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Typical workday is ok
Auditor (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJune 12, 2018
The people are nice. However, there's not a lot of growth potential. Not an effective work/ life balance. Everyone is not measured by the same standards (in this region of the agency)
Pros
Decent commute
Cons
No growth
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Great Work Enviroment
IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJune 10, 2018
Worked with a great IT team. I was an intern working in a intern program while in school. Upon graduation the IT department was contracted out overseas.
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Productive workplace
Management Analyst (Current Employee) –  Washington, DC 20410June 6, 2018
Maintain calendars of scheduled events and communicate relevant information to participants and OIT leadership. Provide conference support for pre-meeting setup to ensure audio/video resources are available and operational.
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Too many retirement eligibles preventing progress
Contract Oversight Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 31, 2018
The "HUD Way" is there to stay since over 50% of the leadership and staff seems to be eligible for retirement but have nothing but HUD and their HUD paycheck to look forward to. HUD runs away younger, educated, veteran, and motivated employees because of their HR practices and inability to support the drive and motivation of "non-baby boomer" employees.
Pros
Close to I-395
Cons
It's HUD... nothing will change until their is change at the top of each program, directorate, and division within the organization.
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Awesome Job
Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMay 18, 2018
Variety of Jobs, Available Time Frame are Good for what I am looking for. I have been here for a career , I am not leaving to need a little extra money.
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Good Working Environment
Intern Program Analyst (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSMay 7, 2018
As a student trainee, I was able to learn the ins and outs of a government job that provided an excellent working environment. This experience will help me get a job one day.
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Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIMay 5, 2018
Needs to train new employees properly and provide more opportunities for advancement. Other employe bully and harass with no management intervention. Not a great place.
Pros
Work Life balance, telework
Cons
Management, racism, and poor training of staff
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Great Place to Make a Difference in Communities and Lives of Millions of Americans
Social Science Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DC 20410April 23, 2018
If you value housing as an important factor in improving peoples' lives, HUD is a great place to work. Like any federal agency, there are many separate business units that serve specific agency policies, priorities, and functions; and they all add up to an important role in service to our country. As in any government agency, the organizational structure is pretty flat with few opportunities for career advancement, but the pay, benefits, job security are solid. The best location in which to work for HUD is at headquarters in Washington, DC... the main pitfall there is management, which tend to be subject matter experts, some of which have no people skills and no business being managers. As with any job, it is best to learn how to manage up, and take your career by the horns--that way, you can reduce the effect poor management has on your career path and overall outlook on working at HUD
Pros
Work life balance, pay, great service to country, noble objective
Cons
poor management, flat organizational structure, slow career progress
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Very Productive
Office Automation Clerk (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 6, 2018
Learned a lot working in this particular position. Very friendly and enthusiastic co-workers. My customer service skills were strengthened in this position.
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Secretary (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 29, 2018
Great place to work. Easy transportation, great places to eat and exercise. Absolutely love working here. Advancement and all. Would change nothing!
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HUD is old school
Portfolio Management Specialist (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 1, 2018
HUD is behind the times and does not adequately address affordability in housing. Management is stuck in the past and does not think outside the box. Bureaucratic limitations often impede meaningful change.
Pros
Work Life Balance
Cons
Lack of Advancement
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The Federal Government was designed to help others in various governmental managed programs.
Single Family Technical Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 22, 2018
Great place to work if you have a desire to help others live a better life.

You must be willing to work with people and programs to fully provide for those in need.
Pros
It allows you to help others, and regulate those organizations that receive funding through the government.
Cons
Processing or approvals are usually long before implementation
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Enjoyed working with a diverse field of HUD Employees
Senior Project Management Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CA 94107February 14, 2018
As a Project Manager for HUD, I was fortunate to been given the opportunity to manage and oversee a variety of projects enhancing my skills in budget tracking, communication skills, risk management, scheduling and project coordination with a diverse team of experts in Architectural design, contracting and procurement work. It is most rewarding upon the completion of a project, seeing the end product and ultimately satisfying our internal customers. In my jurisdiction of responsibility, I was able to travel to Regional Offices within California, Phoenix, Hawaii and mid-states and attend conferences in collaboration with my counterparts region-wide.
Pros
Travel, teleworking from home, commuter benefits
Cons
Due to downsizing of offices, workload has decreased overtime
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Friendly people
General Clerk (Current Employee) –  PG County MarylandFebruary 12, 2018
It's a good place to work . My Co-workers are easy to get along with and very helpful. I learned a lot about the Section 8 process. My manager is great , very understanding and fair The hardest part of the job is when you have to tell homeless people and mother with children that there is no housing available. The most enjoyable part of the job is , when they get together and bring dishes of food . They sure do like to eat there.
Pros
location is great
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Good Place to work
Equal Opportunity Specialist (Current Employee) –  FLJanuary 23, 2018
HUD is a great place to work. There is a good work life balance working for HUD. pay is good but not great, but there is stability in the job, except for when there is a government shutdown.
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