"I have worked for the BLM since January 2007, starting out as an IT Specialist and then moving over to GIS Specialist in 2011. I enjoy working for the BLM and working with the people in our office. Everyone has a positive attitude and the supervisors allow you to do your work and recognize a job well done."
What do you like about working at U.S. Department of the Interior?
"Flexible hours and the occasional rights to telework, however this is rights granted by my immediate supervisor. He does not care for the job either."
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"Be prepared to either become complacient, or looking for another job. There is no challege at BLM, and if you are added to a dead end project, be prepared to stagnate. Understand that leadership does not care about you or your family and only want to make themselves feel good. There are no rewards for a good job, and there wont be until this leadership regime leaves."
What don't you like about working at U.S. Department of the Interior?
"Management literally does not have a clue, many of the senior IT management leadership have a education based background in IT, so they lack the technical knowledge. Senior leadership micromanages employees and does not listen to their input. Inabilities to make decision lead projects to become never ending, and project managers promise the sky and above, and expect the technical experts to deliver. Work life is good, because I have a manager that does not care, I have asked for leadership and was met with only words."
What suggestions do you have for management?
"Grow talent from within. Too often BLM hires from outside because they do not want to backfill lower ranking positions. They go so far as to exclude internal canidates that rate high."
"The experience was generally enjoyable."
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