US Department of Defense Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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US Department of Defense Secretary of Defense James Mattis
James Mattis
411 Ratings
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  • "fast staff turnover of military staff(in 109 reviews)

  • "Away from family, long hours, constant PCSing(in 96 reviews)

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  1. "Good Work/Life Balance"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Data Scientist 

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    Only work 40 hours a week. Stable job.

    Cons

    pay could be a little higher.

  2. "DoD employment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working and learning environment

    Cons

    limited pay to GS pay scale compared to private companies


  3. "Review"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid pay. Consistent work schedule, opportunity for training with horizontal and lateral moves. Exceptional benefits.

    Cons

    Can be slower paced, lower base pay.

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  4. "It's totally, completely fine"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    It's totally, completely fine by me

    Cons

    No major complaints out of me

  5. "Great place to work."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Mountain Home AFB, ID

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, supervision is very knowledgeable and helpful

    Cons

    None so far. Everything is great

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  6. "Excellent Place to Work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DoD Civilian Human Resources Professional in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity of Workforce; challenging assignments

    Cons

    IT systems are outdated; decision-making can be slow and require multiple levels of approvals

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  7. "Great benefits, great leadership, some sour apples"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Department of Defense in Montgomery, AL

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time

    Pros

    Government benefits are pretty good. Prior military so 6 hours annual leave and 4 sick hours per pay period.

    Cons

    Some of the retirees were intolerable to be around. Always complaining about having to do their job.

  8. "Nursing"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security. Paid sick time of 2 weeks.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Pay is low compared to other companies. Make you do more than the job you were hired for.

  9. "Best job I've ever had"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The DoD takes care of people and their families.

    Cons

    The only downside is moving around the country to amazing places!

  10. "electrical engineer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Hill AFB, UT

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

    Pros

    great benefits, get people, easy job

    Cons

    boring at times, not the most competitive pay

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