US Secret Service Employee Reviews about "law enforcement"

Updated 23 Oct 2019

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  • "Truly great people in the Field(in 5 reviews)

  • "An honorable career, giving you every opportunity to achieve your law enforcement goals and education(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Special Agent"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Secret Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work Travel law enforcement

    Cons

    Shift work Travel long hours

    US Secret Service2019-10-23
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Investigative Analyst"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at US Secret Service full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good pay. Good benefits. Supervisors work well with the needs/requests of the analysts. Opportunities for travel assignments.

    Cons

    Hard work/family life for agents but that doesn’t affect analysts as much. Less resources than some other federal law enforcement agencies. The SAIC sets the tone for an office so work environment depends on the SAIC which can be good or bad.

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    US Secret Service2018-01-08
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Apply to other agencies--seriously, a revolving door is always a BAD sign."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Special Agent 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Secret Service full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Travel...but even then it gets old, especially when you have bosses that CLEARLY don't travel themselves (good ol' boy network)

    Cons

    Just read about the $24 million dollar settlement, the issues of MANAGEMENT, comments on Facebook, cater to the "needs of the Service" (which is ambigious and the favorite loophole), bosses will go unpunished for similar or worse mistakes (see Linked in networks), if you are not from law enforcement, have any type of different degree--apply elsewhere--diversity is not at the SS, ask how many women and minorities have left in the last two years, NO FAMILY LIFE (unless you are a boss favorite)

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    US Secret Service2017-02-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Security"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    PHYSICAL SECURITY SPECIALIST RECRUITER in Waldorf, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Secret Service for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Position highest level of Law Enforcement

    Cons

    I have no Con to report.

    US Secret Service2016-01-19
  5. Helpful (3)

    "APT Professional"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Secret Service full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    An elite Federal Law Enforcement Agency with a 150 year history and a clear understanding of its dual mission of investigation and protection.

    Cons

    Currently undergoing a major organizational shift in structure and personnel to address recent operational and cultural issues and formulate an effective strategic vision.

    US Secret Service2015-08-19
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Successfully protecting US Presidents for over a quarter century."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Watch Commander in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Secret Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Extremely challenging, exciting and rewarding work in executive protection within the Department of Homeland Security. An honorable career, giving you every opportunity to achieve your law enforcement goals and education.

    Cons

    Time requirements are critical to the mission that may supercede your personal life commitments, due to the nature and importance of the protective mission.

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    US Secret Service2014-10-05
  7. Helpful (17)

    "Behind the smoke and mirrors."

    2.0
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    Special Agent 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Secret Service

    Pros

    There are few other jobs that will expose you to the sights and experiences afforded by the US Secret Service. It is a truly unique organization. The pay scale is excellent in the law enforcement field. Special Agents are among the hardest working, detail oriented people I have ever known.

    Cons

    The US Secret Service does not value its employees. Agents and officers are required to work weeks on end without days off. Special Agents in Charge (SAIC's) have full control of agents' careers and have no external motivation to develop or advance their subordinates. Middle managers regularly ignore and abuse payroll rules in order to impress HQ and gain that next promotion. In all, there is very little oversight from Washington. Field Office supervisors have carte blanche to treat employees in any way they see fit. The more an individual "looks" the part of a Special Agent, the better chances their career will be enhanced with high-level assignments, foreign trips and less grunt-work (i.e. post standing).

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    US Secret Service2008-12-28

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