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US Department of Agriculture
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    more than 10,000
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration


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Employees at US Department of Agriculture have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.
Health insurance
Flexible spending account
Flexible schedule
Paid time off

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Senior Database Administrator in Herndon, VA
on January 2, 2018
working at USDA was very competitive and challenging. Staff was very supportive. Environment was technically rich and management provided a lot of assistance in career development
Compliance Investigator in Indianapolis, IN
on June 7, 2021
Some people do not belong in management, however, the federal government has a policy regarding management and supervisory positions ... promote those who are incompetent out of the way of those trying to meet the organization’s mission!
Analyst in Washington, DC
on June 5, 2021
A lot of prohibited personnel practices are tolerated-In DC, leaders hire their favs. HR give limited if any assistance to personnel who hope to move up.-
USDA Food Inspector in Vienna, GA
on June 4, 2021
While I worked there the pay was good as well as the benefits, but it felt like they thought they owned you. I was once told I couldn't put a bumper sticker on my car endorsing a presidential candidate because they didn't want the public to think the USDA endorsed anyone specific.
Program Support Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
on June 2, 2021
Micromanagers run the entire operation. Employees are given excessive supervision rather than allowing them to accomplish tasks on their own. Employees’ actions are watched closely and often given criticism of their work and processes. There is a frequent turnover rate and many positions aren’t filled, causing employees to be over worked and under paid.

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Shared on January 1, 2019

US Department of Agriculture locations

Washington, DC
Beltsville, MD
St. Louis, MO
New Orleans, LA
Kansas City, MO
Stoneville, MS

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