Defense Finance and Accounting Service Employee Reviews about "telework"

Updated 8 Dec 2020

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Defense Finance and Accounting Service Director Teresa McKay
Teresa McKay
57 Ratings
Pros
  • "Telework during a pandemic is great(in 29 reviews)

  • "good work-life balance, opportunity to work with best people(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "I do not have any cons for working at DFAS(in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper management is always changing(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisory Accountant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time

    Pros

    401(k), Life insurance, Subsidized Healthcare, paid time off for leisure and sickness, Federal Holidays are off, telework

    Cons

    Work environment in the office is nothing glamorous- typical government style low budget interior. No business casual dress code. Not filling vacancies timely so some workers are stretched too thin.

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  2. COVID-19

    "It’s ok"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Accounting 

    I have been working at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time

    Pros

    Telework during a pandemic is great.

    Cons

    Government red tape is bad. P


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A good place overall to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Technician in Rome, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stability, telework, training, great people, benefits

    Cons

    Some management are micro managers

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  4. "Good Place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time

    Pros

    Teleworking, Good Feedback from supervisor, relaxing environment

    Cons

    None I can think of now.

  5. "Regular accountant GS-12"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hours, pay, office space, liberal telework policy, bus pass. Nice views

    Cons

    Parking, cold weather, technology and technology trading is fart behind.

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  6. "Great place to work, Hard to advance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company culture, great motivation to serve the warfighter, plenty of on base perks such as a swimming pool, gym, golf course. telework opportunities and the ability to work for comp time.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime. repetitive and unchallenging workload. not many opportunities for advancement

  7. Helpful (2)

    "It pays the bills but not overly stimulating"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay is competitive for cities like Columbus, Cleveland and Indianapolis, where they have their major offices. 13 vacation days, 20 days after 3 years, and federal holidays. Accountant start at 40 K, 60 k in 2 years, most people can work credit time and store 24 hours vacation too. Free time to work on your hobbies telework 3 days a week. Difficult to get fired. Federal government will assist you with federal loan replayment. 10 K per year, 60 K max Great for veterans.

    Cons

    The work can be soul crushing at times. Stupid taskings not usually overly difficult. Military style management my way or the highway. 50 % of the work force is on or should be on anti- depressants or anti anxiety meds. No performance bonuses. Expect to be wrong all the time

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting salary"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good starting salary for accountant with no experience. Teleworking is available.

    Cons

    No promotion potential. Salary lacks behind private sector. A threat of government shutdown every year.

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  9. "A Great Career Choice"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great pay, benefits and employee perks (ie. Telework, flexibility with scheduling, family oriented, overtime is given when asked for. ) -Professional & friendly work environment. -Free use of base gym & sauna -Works well with military reservist

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for working at DFAS.

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  10. "NA"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time

    Pros

    Telework schedule is pretty amazing.

    Cons

    Micromanagement is a problem here in some areas.

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