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IRS Reviews

Updated 23 November 2014
Updated 23 November 2014
396 Reviews
3.4
396 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It also offers a great work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, working with great co-workers who will help you when needed (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of career advancement due to budget and status quo (in 5 reviews)

  • Work can become redundant and its hard to move around once stuck in a job series and grade (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    good co-workers who will help you when you need it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TFIA in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - TFIA in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at IRS full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, everyone willing to help with work, kept busy, fast paced,

    Cons

    hard to move up, micro management, can be stressful at times,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider taking the initiative to help your employees move up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good employer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Emtry in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Data Emtry in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at IRS part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No secret work projects and/or loads.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say for the employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great seasonal job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Examining Technician in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Examining Technician in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at IRS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, hours and meeting new people

    Cons

    Lenghty training and they hire to many people that cant keep up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intermittent Clerk

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk in Fresno, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Clerk in Fresno, CA (US)

    I worked at IRS as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Honestly a good and easy company to work with. I worked for a short period of time but it's a good job to get your foot into the door and I just got picked up for a seasonal job for 6 months

    Cons

    Couldn't complain at all with good pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    P E R F E C T!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    IRS ITIN Operations Austin Tx

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IRS full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, interesting work - sometimes tragic, sometimes comical (no contact with the public). Sincere effort by all including management.

    Cons

    You can't get permanent work anymore - it's all seasonal. No guarantee of length of season.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IRS as an intern

    Pros

    Learn alot from the job, Although we were Intern we did alot of work, it was a great exprience overall

    Cons

    there's nothing negative to say simply because it was expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n.a

  8.  

    Love my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OAClerk in Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - OAClerk in Memphis, TN (US)

    I have been working at IRS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love working with so many people and several teams. There are great beneifits on this job. It is a joy to work with people who become friends, not just co-workers.

    Cons

    The only bad part of this job is when we get laid off due to lack of work, or atleast that is the reason we are given when we all know it is the budget that calls for our furlough. It would be great to have a steady job without the lay-offs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Employee performance appraisal

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Transcriber in Ogden, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Data Transcriber in Ogden, UT (US)

    I have been working at IRS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Annual and Personal leave is adequate.

    Cons

    Furloughs. No chance of becoming permanent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust PCD dates to fit work loads. Instead of working overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    vita

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - VITA in Santa Cruz, CA (US)
    Former Employee - VITA in Santa Cruz, CA (US)

    I worked at IRS as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    great exposure to tax preparation. good client interaction. flexible hours. relaxed atmosphere and wonderful co workers

    Cons

    sometimes boring. slow to change. opportunity to grow is limited. competence and treats employee well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

  11.  

    The good, the bad, the ugly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at IRS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plentiful learning opportunities, interesting work, flexible arrangements such as telework, easy to schedule vacation time

    Cons

    Poor middle management, fellow employees really bright or really incompetent, some lazy employees, little innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees with leadership potential, get rid of the deadweight (although being government, this is almost impossible), encourage job shadowing and other developmental opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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