Defense Finance and Accounting Service Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 22 Apr 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. "Internship leading to a full time offer"

    2.0
     

    I worked at Defense Finance and Accounting Service

    Pros

    Government employment Work life balance Onsite gym/cafeteria

    Cons

    Red tape, Inefficient, Unfulfilling, Culture, Poor leadership

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "DoD Financial Servcies"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    DFAS serves the men and woman of our military.

    Cons

    Senior managers get too focused on production at the sacrifice of customer service and employee work/life balance.

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "Accounting Technician"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Health Benefits -Work/Life balance -Wounded vets can sleep at work

    Cons

    Poor management, poor employee morale, illegal things such as harassment is tolerated at this workplace. Training is the worst, I literally read a book for my first six months there. Long-time employees refuse to pass on knowledge. Technical skills are focused on too much with lack of focus on communication skills, leadership, and critical thinking; I would not recommend this organization to anyone!

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  4. "Good place to work but limited career advancement opportunities"

    4.0
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Defense Finance and Accounting Service

    Pros

    - Work/life balance - Government benefits - Opportunities to work from home

    Cons

    - Culture is stale - Low wage - Lack of opportunities for career advancement - Public sector mentality

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    "Ehh government job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Account Technician in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is good, never take work home

    Cons

    No matte how well you do or how hard you work all they care about is time spent at the job when trying to advance.

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    "Accounting Technician"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Limestone, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a government position so it comes with decent benefits, including more leave than most civilian employers.

    Cons

    DFAS Limestone suffers from an obsession with production numbers. Nothing else matters. We recently received notice that we will be working mandatory overtime 2 Saturdays per month during the months of June, July, and Aug. After that we go into fiscal year end mode when we work mandatory overtime daily for two months. There is no work/life balance in this organization. It is easy to get a foot into the door of federal service here because there is always churn.

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  7. "Program Manager"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Defense Finance and Accounting Service full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good work-life balance, opportunity to work with best people

    Cons

    not much travel, need better team spirit

  8. "Accounting Technician"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, I have heard mostly good things about the supervisors in Accounts Payable, Nice people and company culture. GREAT work life balance.

    Cons

    Low progression, Low Pay, Mundane work.

  9. "Good job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Leave, work life balance, work from home.

    Cons

    Subject to potential furloughs and tax savings measures which lower future pay raises.

  10. "I worked here full-time."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Rome, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture. Work-life balance is respected. Lot's of variety in the work.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower compared to other sites. Upward mobility is difficult.

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