US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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  1. I am currently chief logistics management analyst. I provide for the care and feeding of personnel worldwide.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Dependable pay and great retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Too large and cumbersome to create significant change. Too bug down by cumbersome policy.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of antiquated policy and empower people to excel.

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    logistics management specialist

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    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fayetteville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fayetteville, NC (US)

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benifts paid holiday paid sick days paid leave

    Cons

    dont really have a problem right now been in the job 3 months and everything is great

    Advice to Management

    no advice

  3. Defense

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The business has been in a boom since 2001 now appears to be drawing down.

    Cons

    The war business is on a draw down, with reductions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Future cuts are likely.

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. 8 years as a Team Leader.

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Fayetteville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Fayetteville, NC (US)

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent amount of predictibality. Deployments are tough on families, but DoD is increasing training focused on resiliency for families.

    Cons

    Deployments and time away from family is tough. Over emphasis on time in service vice the best person for the job.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reduce promotion rates in order to retain only the most qualified. Determine additional incentives to increase competition amongst service members.

  6. challenges

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    Current Employee - Military Officer in Fort Meade, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Military Officer in Fort Meade, MD (US)

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with many dedicated people. Often, lot of leeway given for longer lunch periods for physical exercise. Opportunity to work on different projects.

    Cons

    Lack of long term strategy. Frequent change in military leadership, often translating in to frequent change in organizational structure and direction. A lot of waste.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to apply financial discipline. Think as a tax payer. Develop long term strategy. Hire more wisely. Learn to work together.

  7. Very stable environment, never worry out of business!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairer in Fort Dix, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairer in Fort Dix, NJ (US)

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable, great benefit and training and travel opportunities!

    Cons

    Limit career advancement and earning on my current field!

    Advice to Management

    Give more growth and training to line workers!

  8. ERP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Defense

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    TEAM work environment all day.

    Cons

    MOBILITY within the organization is difficult.

  9. Always changing the items to be produced

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Clackamas, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Clackamas, OR (US)

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very direct understanding of why we do the job we do. And How it affects others.

    Cons

    Dangerous areas to work in when sent over seas

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on day to day operations and management of employees

  10. Career opportunites in the military

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Great opporturity to serve and retire in 20 yrs

    Cons

    Subject to worldwide assignment to remote areas.

  11. DoD provides good stability

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visual Information Specialist in Hurlburt Field, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Visual Information Specialist in Hurlburt Field, FL (US)

    I worked at US Department of Defense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consistent schedule. Great benefits that included medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance coverages, 401K with matching and ability to participate in MWR programs.

    Cons

    Pay was lower compared to the private sector. I was there for over 5 years and by the time I left, I still wasn't at the pay rate I could find outside.

    Advice to Management

    Would be great if there were a way to develop more career growth paths for employees who would like to stay.

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