United States Department Of Defense
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Only those who abide by the Army values will suceed in this career path. Days are long and hard yet rewarding. Benefits are hard to beat from education, medical, dental, etc.
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Multiple benefits
Cons
Moving every three years
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Politics is not just reserved for the political appointed employees. The career employees are way worse. They wait for an administration they agree with and punish those that followed the direction of the last administration.
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Pay and benefits
Cons
Stress, politics, having you boss work against you
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Great job opportunity. Very diverse work environment. Flexible work schedule and very challenging work environment due to the diversity of personnel.
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Flexible work schedule
Cons
As a contractor, took a backseat to staff personal.
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1,000 of contracts to review. Property administration is a small group of people. It’s a specific job field. Heavy work load and not enough people to do the job.
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I love my job and everything that comes with it. My department supports me well and I'm very grateful for all them. They give me flexibility and support.
Pros
Every other Monday off
Cons
none
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The current operation manager is not good to work for. He doesn't know how to talk to people In a respectful.needs more management training ect..
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My typical days at work has always been exciting and challenging and rewarding. You get to meet and encounter team players who are commited as well as dedicted. Workplace culture is also different, as we get to know and meet individuals with different ethnic background and experience. The most enjoyable part is getting to have new friends.
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Friendly co workers
Cons
Contract was not long enough - I was fed contractor
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My career at the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General spanned over 20 years. I thoroughly learned the auditing process there. Its a good place to start a federal career.
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The DoD agency I worked for has a very well run student programs team that encourages students to learn about opportunities within the federal government that will support the topics and skills they are learning in the classroom.
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Great to work for. Flexible work schedule, clean environment, opportunities to learn new skills. they offer in house valuable training for free, and plenty of online self study courses.
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DCMA has decent pay, but priorities tend to shift without the completion of the first priority. Things are not prioritized which makes everything an emergency.
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Productive work place. People are nice and the community surrounding the agency is very nice. Supervisors are very helpful. The work is uplifting and busy. The location is great in proximity to mass transit.
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To be more accurate, this is really an evaluation of my contracting prime vendor (PSI and Microhealth LLC), NOT the DoD (which was my CLIENT). As a subcontractor, I anticipated that I was the most expendable individual in the organization. In that sense, the prime vendor did not disappoint. The position required a security clearance, which the vendor was supposed to sponsor. In point of fact: they DID NOT sponsor my required clearance. I was in violation of the clearance requirements. Rather than be up front, inform me and sponsor my clearance, the prime vendor was deceptive: they did not inform me about my clearance status, but allowed me to continue to bill for over 5 years(!!!) in violation of the clearance requirement.
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Management sets the pace at any job. If you have a good manager the rest of the employees will follow creating a good work environment. Trust goes a long way. V/r Eric
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New to the government. The comfort of job security is a plus, along with the diverse culture and networking opportunities. The pay scale and benefits are on par with job classification for private sector positions, but given my experience with the government workforce at my location they have it much better than they earn. Overall my experience with the DoD has been positive, but if they would just trim some fat it could be great but isn't that the same everywhere.
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Most jobs offer chance for advancement and to learn new skills. If you are motivated a job in DOD can be rewarding I would recommend working for DOD as a great place to work
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Overall a very good experience. Had the opportunity to learn a lot and grow. Met some very intelligent and hard working people. There is some politics found in some offices, but each experience is different.
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Learned a lot in am environment that promotes growth! Flexible work hours and managers whom are very compassionate and understanding. Very busy in the hospital side but if u can work under pressure great place to work
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Extreme integrity and loyalty is key to a successful organization. I have spent over 40 years combined as an active duty officer and civil servant employee working for the federal government.
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A Great Place to Work, everyone is friendly. Food is in close distance. The metro is right outside the front door and a parking garage is right there in walking distance
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Got to work on some noteworthy cases while employed there. Great learning experience of working with the military. Enjoyed my 8 years there as a Term employee.
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