Defense Finance and Accounting Service Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 21 Sep 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. "DFAS"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts-Payable Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can learn a lot about the accounting and analytical side of finances

    Cons

    Upper management is always changing

  2. "Stereotypical Government Job"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Technician in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All the typical government benefits (leave, insurance, retirement, etc.)

    Cons

    Hard work is only recognized with one thing: more work. There is no attempt by upper management to reward those who go above and beyond. Trying to get into the LIM program is very competitive, and to make matters worse, interns are given priority over existing, experienced employees. I've notice that many employees leave to go to other agencies, but very few come to DFAS from other agencies.

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  3. "DFAS Limestone Maine AWEFUL place to work"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Limestone, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowing what I do is important

    Cons

    I used to LOVE working at DFAS Limestone and the last 5-6 years especially the last 3 years have been the worst ever. Upper management doesn't care about you or your family, they punish everyone in the building for 10 people taking advantage of their privileges, and on overtime they will make you sit there and do nothing if you have no work! Upper management loves to micromanage! It's to bad because I love what I do. There are lots of people at DFAS Limestone that work very hard, go over and beyond and care about what we do. However, upper management is making it VERY hard for us to like our jobs especially when they punish the people that are doing what we are supposed to do! Pretty soon we will all need deviations to go to the bathroom! It's ridiculous! If you want a life, respect and not to be treated like garbage that can be thrown away don't apply to DFAS Limestone....you'll regret it.

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  4. "Military Pay Technician"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Military Pay Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, repetitive, mostly autonomous unless it's something out of the norm

    Cons

    The people in upper management aren't always knowledgable in their positions because promotion are based on time in grade rather than performance. Raises don't happen because you're good at your job, but rather because you've hit a time requirement.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Could be so much better"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Limestone, ME

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

    Pros

    Good Pay / Benefits Promotion Potential

    Cons

    Leadership is almost non-existent in upper management. Low moral Short notice overtime requirements

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Innovation Fighters, Complications, Low Pay, High Expectations"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Stability -Low Chance of layoff (Funded through DLA customers' purchases) Teleworking/Flex time

    Cons

    -Low Pay (Check location GS levels at OPM.Gov) -Benefits are basically skimmed pay and given as benefits -No help from upper management -Skilled workers are working hard to maintain quality, since high turnover -High responsibilities, work load doubles as they don't value hardworking employees and they leave. Only making other workers to take on the burden.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Acct Tech to LIM and Beyond!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you have small children, there's a daycare right on base. Promotions are very possible if you are a hard worker and show that you're serious about your job. Great opportunities for education and development. Benefits are as good if not better than the private sector. Pay is a little low but there is also a free fitness center and swimming pool on base, coupled with the daycare the benefits far outweigh the low pay.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people who just don't care and don't want to be there. Upper Management doesn't seem to care or do anything about it. Some managers are horrible and should never have been promoted in the first place. Again no one i upper management seems to care or do anything about it. Upper Management also places silly demands on the bottom people without having a clue about what the impact might be.

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