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US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated 4 Dec 2019

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4.0
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US Department of Defense CEO James Mattis
James Mattis
356 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits vs corporate or private(in 190 reviews)

  • "Job security - contracts keep you employed as long as you follow the rules(in 159 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is a lack of opportunities locally due to the MTF available opportunities consist of more than half of military personnel(in 104 reviews)

  • "Uncertainty at times, long hours(in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Liaison Officer"

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    Liaison Officer in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Ability to travel the world and engage across broad multi-national partnerships.

    Cons

    Vulnerable to furloughs and budgetary flip flops

    US Department of Defense2015-11-08
  2. "DoD"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meaningful work Job satisfaction Lots of professional development opportunities Diverse workforce

    Cons

    Civil service HR is inflexible Salary is generally noncompetitive Inefficient by design (or congressional mandate)

    US Department of Defense2019-12-05
  3. "Diverse with numerous opportunities for growth."

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    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Pros

    Flexibility, team work, diverse workforce

    Cons

    Extended hours with unpredictable schedules at times

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    US Department of Defense2019-12-05
  4. "One of the best employers I ever worked for in my career."

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fort McCoy, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best benefits packages available, most amount of work variety available.

    Cons

    Sometimes not the best of management choices or managers, peter principle at its worst.

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    US Department of Defense2019-12-01
  5. "Great tools for life"

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    Former Employee - Marine 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discipline, ethos to live by, benefits, and comradeship .

    Cons

    Uncertainty at times, long hours.

    US Department of Defense2019-11-30
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic 
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    high paced environment, lacks monotony which provides for a challenging yet rewarding atmosphere.

    Cons

    The salary is low and is not increased based on locality.

    US Department of Defense2019-11-21
  7. "FRSA"

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    Former Employee - FRSA in Vilseck
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job to help soldiers and their families.

    Cons

    Was not a 9 to 5 job atmosphere. During deployment it's necessary to be empathetic to those around you.

    US Department of Defense2019-11-20
  8. "It's a magical place."

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    Current Employee - Army Reserve Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    There is a lot of traveling.

    US Department of Defense2019-11-14
  9. "Financial Management Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Management Analyst in Iwakuni
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You're able to move around in government finance.

    Cons

    When you PCS to different locations, you're waiting for jobs to open because no one wants to leave their current position.

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    US Department of Defense2019-11-12
  10. "Department review"

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    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits program

    Cons

    Little opportunity for upward mobility

    US Department of Defense2019-11-13
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