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3.0
Average Rating
(based on 2 Farm Service Agency Review Ratings)
Company Culture
2.7
Growth Opportunities
2.5
People You Work With
3.0
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
2.5
Support You Get
2.7
Way You Work
3.1
Work Setting
2.6
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HR Representative
in Washington, DC

"There are better federal agencies to work for"

What do you like about working at Farm Service Agency?

"Set guidelines and procedures, very clear lines of authority, very liberal time off policy, very dedicated employees who work hard to serve the American farmer."

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

"If you have a friend, relative or political contact in management or on one of their elected local farmer committees then you might get an interview. This agency is very, very political and unless you grew up on a farm they don't like you. There are other USDA agencies that would be a better choice of workplace."

What don't you like about working at Farm Service Agency?

"They do not believe in promoting white males as it's not politically correct. Unless you are a minority, female, disabled and/or a veteran you can forget about getting a management position. Zero funding for professional devleopment and training due to budget cuts. System rewards seniority not job performance. Good Ole Boy system and using your political contacts to get management jobs makes it hard to advance. The computer systems do not work properly making everyone's job difficult."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop the reverse-discrimination, nepotism and favoritism. Go to a pay-for-performance compensation system. Find funding to actually send people to training courses they need to do their jobs, tuition reimbursement for college studies, and better communication of organizational goals."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
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Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.1 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.1 / 5
Company Culture 4.4 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.0
Farm Service Agency (3)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is City of Santa Ana (6)
2.7 Lowest Rated in this Industry is City and County of Denver (5)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,677)
IT Specialist

"This was my internship"

What do you like about working at Farm Service Agency?

"People were nice and challenge was there in the work."

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

"Make sure that you are through."

What don't you like about working at Farm Service Agency?

"The problem with getting tasks completed because of bureaucracy."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Too much management."

Average Farm Service Agency Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $1
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