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3.4
Average Rating
(based on 8 United States Forest Service Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.1
Growth Opportunities
2.9
People You Work With
3.8
Person You Work For
3.9
Rewards You Receive
3.0
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
3.3
Work Setting
3.6
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United States Forest Service Employee
in Bishop, CA

"Great place to live and work, especially if you have a family. Colleagues are friendly and my boss couldn't be better. Don't accept a term position - it can't be extended beyond four years and the pay is poor. You must apply externally, so chances of getting a permanent position are nill, given veteran preference."

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

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3.4
United States Forest Service (11)

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Call Center Representative
in Albuquerque, NM

What do you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"flexibility and openness of people to teach others. at work"

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

"be yourself and stay calm and give honest answers ."

What don't you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"some of the people and how strict and abrasive they can be"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"take more criticism and ideas so you can better get ideas of what the employees need/want"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Budget Assistant
in Missoula, MT

What do you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"Some of the people and it has been a great learning opportunity"

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

"I would tell them to make sure that they are ready to work for government. the pay is good but over all its pain to work for"

What don't you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"That everyone is just looking for a paycheck and not the good of the company"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would start to hire more recent college graduates and give them expereince"

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

What do you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"I love the opportunity to be outdoors. I get to eat lunch on top of mountains, near streams. I enjoy the idea of being part of a team working towards a goal together. I have met many people in the FS that are in the same or similar situation I am in life. I have made a few good friends while working there. I have learned many new skills like checking a car's engine, running a chainsaw, camping out in the woods for two weeks without a shower, hydration. I get to test my limits physically too. We have personal training for an hour each morning. I have become stronger and healthier after joining."

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

"Talk with those who have done this job before and get a good idea of what you are joining."

What don't you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"There is a strict hierarchy due to experience and the nature of the job. This job attracts aggressive, males that need to show dominance, people that are self centered, people without ambition, people who are emotionally unstable and insensitive. There is major favoritism occurring in the office where it affects the effectiveness of our leadership and alienates those who are not favored. At times it feels very unorganized."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would instill more team building exercises in the beginning of the year to foster a more close-knit crew."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
United States Forest Service Employee
in Mountain View, AR

What do you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"Co-workers are fun to work with. I like having direct contact with the public."

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

"Look elsewhere. Unless you have connections you're SOL. If you have connections you need know nothing, you can move up."

What don't you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"Lack of autonomy in my job. Too many overbearing know nothings that pretend to know it all."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Treat my employees more fairly and equitable. I would also listen more to the experienced people."

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

What do you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"The benefits were excellent and the work was very rewarding"

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

"Be prepared for long work days, sometimes in the middle of nowhere."

What don't you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"Poor pay and poor upper managemement were a major deterrant."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be more selective in who you hire. Having previous military experience shouldnt automatically qualify a person."

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

What do you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"the work was consistent, that is, you had a job every day."

What don't you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"there was little room for real creative thinking and very little troubleshooting. You just read from scripts."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't have any sugggestions for management, I think they were doing the best they could."

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

"Very interesting summer internship that provided many different aspects of the forest service."

Firefighter

"Awesome place to work if your single."

What do you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"The travel and how every fire was differant from the last it truly was a learning experience."

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

"Just be yourself and have an positive attiude."

What don't you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"Nothing I enjoyed the opportunity the received while working for the forest service."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management was excellent and respectful."

Wildlife Technician
in Arcata, CA

"Great place to work if you like to work with smart and inventive minds"

What do you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"Flexible hours, got along with employees and supervisors. It's a great opportunity to explore different areas of the Forestry Service."

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

"Be open to taking a position you may be over qualified for, it is pretty easy to move up in the government sector if you are doing a great job."

What don't you like about working at United States Forest Service?

"For my GS-4 position, the position only lasted about 5 months, so it ended without me wanting that."

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