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Reviews for DHS-USCIS (New Orleans Asylum Sub-Office)

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 1 of 1 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 1 of 1 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match No flexible spending account No paid time off Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 1 of 1 reviews No relocation allowance No life insurance

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs No employee discounts No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 15.Jun 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Everyone out for themselves.

Support from management

Management absolutely sets you up to fail, denies the reality of working conditions and direct pleas from the officers doing 100% of the work. Management is absolutely detrimental to getting the work done.

Teamwork

Some of the other officers are suffering through the same, so they try to be helpful.

Freedom to work independently

No. there is 100% supervisor review, and they will be contrarian at every opportunity.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Open age discrimination. Supervisors and directors were all of the millennial age group. I am over 40, I was forced to resign. The few other senior officers also left the office quickly.

Overall compensation for your work

The salary was decent, and there were benefits.

Office / Work Environment

the AC rarely worked, in the summer, in New Orleans, LA. The technology never worked for various necessary processes, which were needed to do the job.

Work-Life Balance

although its illegal, supervisors and directors absolutely forced more hours on certain employees.

Company Image

Absolutely not. The leadership of USCIS and the Asylum office specifically ruins lives, both of its applicants and its employees.

Job Security

That federal employment is a stable work environment is a misconception. I was forced to resign after working there for a year, because of a personality clash with a supervisor.

Challenging Work

I was an immigration attorney before becoming an asylum officer, so it was in my field. I was proud of my work product and the asylees I helped, although I personally received much criticism from supervisors, who had no prior immigration experience.

Inclusive / Diverse

management did not entertain any other ideas, and displayed open animosity to any officers from fields and backgrounds that were not their own, such as lawyers.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get some life skills, or get a life coach that can teach ethics, morality and at least an ounce of integrity. Maybe get some leadership with some experience in the field.
  • Step down from your roles, and let someone else take over that actually makes efforts to help the morale problem.

What I like about the company

Not much.

What I dislike about the company

Too many to list. The management and leadership is completely oblivious to the nature of the work. They are classic examples of career federal employees who abuse their authority.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    DHS-USCIS (New Orleans Asylum Sub-Office)
  • City
    New Orleans
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others
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