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On average, employees at IRS give their company a 3.9 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest IRS employees are Data Transcribers submitting an average rating of 3.9 and Tax Examiners with a rating of 3.6.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 47 IRS Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.4
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.6
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
3.9
Work Setting
4.0
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IRS Employee
in San Francisco, CA

"The San Francisco office is a terrible office to work for, full of racist white managers and unethical leaders that discriminate against minorities. Unethical and by far the worst organization to work for in the SF area."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 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 1 / 5
IRS Employee
in San Francisco, CA

"What do you expect? It's the federal government. Pluses: It's pretty stable, you probably won't get laid off, and you have to screw up pretty badly to get fired. They don't seem to expect much actual work, and rightly so. The dress code is pretty casual; I wear jeans, sneakers, T shirts, and have an earring and visible tattoos, and nobody's said anything. Minuses: Almost everything is proprietary, so even if you have years of experience, you will have to be trained, probably by someone who can't really be bothered. The many bureaucratic regulations and procedures and so on will often make it nearly impossible to get anything done, hence all the downtime. This may not be the case if you're a permanent employee, but contractors don't get those choice government benefits, nor get paid all that well."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
IRS Employee
in Covington, KY

"Not the best career for someone young."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
IRS Employee
in Lanham, MD

"Great family environment, however there are not a lot of "in house" promotions. It is often that a person is hired from the outside before a person from the inside is promoted."

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

Average IRS Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $4
2013 $3
Appeals Officer
in Holtsville, NY

"Excellent place to work. Great learning experience."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
IRS Employee
in Lanham, MD

"I worked for the IRS from August 2004 to September 2013. The management was quite dysfunctional, but the commute was excellent."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
IRS Employee
in Fresno, CA

"I started with the I.R.S. in 2009 hoping to move up and get longer seasonal work each year. The seasons actually are getting smaller due to E-filing. It is basically a do your job and go home thing, mass production of 1040s."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Tax Examiner
in Kansas City, MO

"The environment was open spaced, loud, everyone passed germs, and we weren't treated fairly, unless the Union Stewards stepped in."

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

What do you like about working at IRS?

"I enjoyed working for a company that allows me to gain work experince."

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

"none at all.All the irs did was had people take test for the job as mail clerk."

What don't you like about working at IRS?

"There was nothing wrong with the company to me. I was there on time without any problems."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None at all. I was in no way disrespected, nor were the other employees."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Tax Examiner
in Ogden, UT

"I enjoyed the benefits and some of the people."

What do you like about working at IRS?

"I liked the benefits at this company."

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

"Overall a good company to work for."

What don't you like about working at IRS?

"The IRS are too strict."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Just relax."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Account Manager
in Fresno, CA

"I enjoyed my job."

What do you like about working at IRS?

"I liked what I did for the tax payers of the United States."

What don't you like about working at IRS?

"I didn't like how hard it is to move up in the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I believe that the IRS should provide management classes for their managers."

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

What do you like about working at IRS?

"Meeting different people is the best part of the job"

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

"Seniority based system mean time in service is considered more valuable than education, knowledge, skills or talent."

What don't you like about working at IRS?

"Manager is a control freak and micro-manager. Not enough opportunity to make independent decisions."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More innovation and performance based rewards, less seniority rights. This is a low performance, low reward environment."

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

"The most demeaning environment and counterculture I've seen to date."

What do you like about working at IRS?

"Once inside, I disliked it. The level of authority, the culture and leadership do not want or desire creative thinking or even asking questions, which they don't have time for."

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

"Talk with other employees, soon to be colleagues and be aware of the hands-on managers there."

What don't you like about working at IRS?

"See above. How 2 government organizations can be so different, is beyond me (IRS and USAF). My team's morale was the lowest I've ever seen when I arrived and while I tried to change it, my mgr discouraged it, criticized it and demeaned them to the point they were all trying to jump ship 'when I arrived.'"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Leadership begins at the top and the counterculture there, exhibited by mgmt needs to be eliminated, I would start with culture climate assessments, then surveys of employees, without retribution. Then, make the hard decisions to remove leaders that focus only on self..."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Tax Examining Technician
in Fresno, CA

What do you like about working at IRS?

"The pay is very good, comfortable location and prestige of a federal government job"

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

"Be honest, trustworthy, and have a high degree of integrity"

What don't you like about working at IRS?

"there are a lot of unexpected occurrences, every day is different, change and the unexpected are the order of the day"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be honest, dependable, and treat your employees well, they are an asset to the workforce, employees are not a disposable commodity"

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

"All IT related"

What do you like about working at IRS?

"Researching ways to solve problems of a growing company. Ability to establish new procedures."

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

"Not really. It is a growth company, and has potential to evolve."

What don't you like about working at IRS?

"The long 80+ hour weeks. The constant demand for your time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hire more experienced employees. Better training courses. Realize employees' contributions."

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