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On average, employees at Bureau of Reclamation give their company a 3.1 rating out of 5.0 - which is 23% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Bureau of Reclamation employees are Mechanical Engineers submitting an average rating of 3.4.

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3.1
Average Rating
(based on 10 Bureau of Reclamation Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.2
Growth Opportunities
2.1
People You Work With
4.0
Person You Work For
3.5
Rewards You Receive
2.9
Support You Get
3.0
Way You Work
3.3
Work Setting
2.8
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Electrical Engineer
in Farmington, NM

"My employer is an average federal government employer under the department of interior."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Mechanical Engineer
in Willows, CA

"I've worked for Reclamation since 2010. Moving up is slow and is all about time in and not performance. The job duties are dull and there is red tape at every turn."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.1
Bureau of Reclamation (13)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is City of Santa Ana (6)
3.1 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Bureau of Reclamation (13)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,773)
Administrative Officer
in Billings, MT

"This was by far the worst experience I have had working for the government."

What do you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"Engineers are well respected and have opportunities for advancement and movement within the organization. Many professional graded positions in the organizations that have good starting salaries."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be very wary of the Great Plains Region from the Regional Director and his direct reports and specifically the Human Resources office."

What don't you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"Dysfunctional management of staff and internal processes. Supports autocratic management style even though the majority of staff are at a professional level. Claims to offer flexible schedules, but this is not the case if management is not pro-alternate work schedules."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Until upper management recognizes the value of their employees and allows them to perform the duties they were hired to do, the Bureau will remain fundamentally handicapped and unable to provide a productive service to the public."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
IT Specialist
in Denver, CO

What do you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"good job security and reasonable work environment. Pay was comparable to private industry"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"standard government operationsno experience with working as a contractor which is the majority of employees"

What don't you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"high stress environment, a lot of groups do not communicate well."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"management should to take more training to learn how to manage people better"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Average Bureau of Reclamation Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $2
Application Developer
in Sacramento, CA

"Great people to work with in Sacramento, Typical Government constraints"

What do you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"The Enterprise experience. Working with high end development tools and enterprise solutions"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a government agency and with that comes certain politics and constaints that have to be delt with. Lack of urgency exists."

What don't you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"Advancement limitations and I have personl issues of travel time that come to play"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't have any suggestions that the local management of this agency can resolve"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
IT Specialist
in Boulder City, NV

What do you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"I enjoy the security of working for the federal government."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be super professional and have a college degree. Maybe be a little boring. They like safe."

What don't you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"Ineffective management, undeserved awards and promotions, out of date processes, lack of knowledge of new ways to get things done."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Propose better work-life balance for managers. Focus more on innovation and bettering processes since the government seems to have fallen behind on those two focuses."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Driller
in Pleasant Grove, UT

"I have been doing this kind of work since I was eighteen."

What do you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"Stability and people I work with. Great enviorment and retirement opertunity"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"be honest and open to sugestions, don't have to high of expectations"

What don't you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"The scheadual being gone away from my family, minimual pay"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Better comunication skills through out the opperation, Get the right tools to do the job"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Public Affairs Assistant
in Folsom, CA
Person You Work For 3.1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.5 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.2 / 5
Company Culture 2.2 / 5 Way You Work 2.9 / 5
Mechanical Engineer
Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.1 / 5 Work Setting 4.1 / 5
Support You Get 4.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.5 / 5
Company Culture 3.4 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
Mechanical Engineer
Person You Work For 4.2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
General Clerk
in Mills, WY

"Great stepping stone in career path."

What do you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"I enjoyed the freedom to complete my work at my pace while following Reclamation guidelines and procedures."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a great company to work for but there is not a lot of advancement with in the company."

What don't you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"The career growth was stale and there was not a lot of room for movement with in the office."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Promote from within when ever possible."

Mechanical Engineer
in Denver, CO

"help"

What do you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"nothing"

What don't you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"The management doesn't care for you. The coworkers have lousy attitudes and have been abused mentally by the managers"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"cant help this organization"

Civil Engineer
in Grand Island, NE

"You could only be promoted if some one else retired"

What do you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"Being able to work on a variety of projects, and being able to do some field work as well as office work"

What don't you like about working at Bureau of Reclamation?

"Men and women didn't get pay raises the same according to their education and ability"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Treat them equally and fairly. If they do the same amount of work then they should get the same amount of pay."

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