IRS

  www.irs.gov
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

IRS Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 330 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

(no image)

John Koskinen

(27 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, great learning experience(in 31 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, working with great co-workers who will help you when needed(in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • The downside is that there have been a pay freeze, hiring freeze, and furlough(in 7 reviews)

  • Lack of career advancement due to budget and status quo(in 4 reviews)

330 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Good experience.

    Temporary Tax Examiner (Current Employee)

    ProsThis job will be here for me next year.

    ConsThere are not many chances to enter as any but a temporary emloyee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Great experience

    IT Specialist (Current Employee) Lanham, MD (US)

    ProsTelecommute. Parking is free. Free online training if you have time. Generally, it is a friendly place and people to work.

    ConsWork can be repeatable and tedious at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    They really care about training

    Contact Representative (Current Employee) Franklin, TN (US)

    ProsThe IRS goes out of the way to make sure you have what you need in order to do your job.

    ConsWe kept getting furloughed each year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the budget.

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Loved it

    Tax Examining Technician (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO (US)

    ProsHours, pay, meeting wonderful people

    ConsWorkload, the training is way to long and boring for the data entry work done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Satisfying important work.

    Special Agent (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsYou have Control over your investigations.

    ConsManagement is TOO inexperienced and they manage by stastics way to much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTap into the knowledge of your most experienced employess.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    clerk

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe alternative afternoon hours and temporary nature of the job fit into my schedule. Low stress job and not too hard.

    ConsThere wasn't very much variety, so things got boring sometimes. Overall, it wasn't that bad and I wouldn't mind working there again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Continuously learning, but the administrative work can be overwhelming.

    Internal Revenue Agent (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH (US)

    ProsBenefits are amazing and pay decent given the hours worked. Also, Revenue Agents have the flexibility to work at home.

    ConsThere are a lot of politics and there is poor communication between divisions resulting in duplicated efforts and inefficient use of time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on empowering employees and making the internal systems more efficient.

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Stable Work That Is Not Truly Valued

    Internal Revenue Agent (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is endless so job security is great. Being able to help people become tax compliant and be appreciated by taxpayers (even the ones who owe). Working from home and alternative work schedules is the BEST benefit ever!

    ConsCongress has no clue that the IRS collects the funds their salary as well as the funds for the entire government of the nation. If they did have a clue, they would value the agency more. Within the agency, there are no advancement opportunities, no exposure to other roles of the agency (i.e. detail work), and no hiring of new talent. The well is so dry right now a drop of water immediately evaporates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAgents and officers are the equivalent of salesmen in the private sector. We make the "sale" by asserting and collecting the deficiencies. We should be valued a little more than mere thank you emails every other week. Words are just words.

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Chaos

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Ogden, UT (US)

    ProsAdequate benefits
    Ample parking
    Close to home

    ConsHorrible training. Never sure where you will be stuck

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone due to beuracratic nature

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

    2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing career

    Management/Program Analyst (Current Employee) Wilmington, DE (US)

    ProsThere are a lot of career paths and opportunities to pursue that offer decent compensation without requiring extensive travel or long hours.

    ConsIf you hit a bad manager/supervisor the organization turns a blind eye.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Worked for IRS? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.