April 13, 2013
I only worked there a short time, but, I can definitely see what you mean about the management. I don't know what was wrong with my manager but she was kind of nasty and she had spies on the team who ran back and told her everything. So, I think you are right about the brown nosing. I concur there is overtime, but, at least, it's paid overtime. As far as job security, I wouldn't know. Most of the people I worked with were new people to the company and, apparently, there is high turnover for processors.
June 3, 2013
I worked in the Herndon office as well as an Processor. I had no prior experience and the training did not prepare me for the job at all. Supervisors had promised to sit down with me and go over things so that I would have a better understanding. This never happened, they would always say they were too busy. Whenever I had to talk to my supervisor I dreaded it, He always made me feel like I was bothering him or that I should know the answer to the question already. The training does not prepare you and they overload you with files before making sure you understand what your doing, then the supervisors act like its inconveniencing them to help you. I was told that if I did not improve in a month I would be let go. I found this unfair due to the fact that I hadn't had much help or direction. I quit in March 2013 and never looked back.
July 18, 2013
This is the same when I worked for the Navy for 10 years in DC, these young females with their skirts up to there and shirts down to there get all the promotions and advancements but the ones really doing the work get zip. Yep, been there, done that. I was laid off in 2010 and in all honesty, I miss not working for the Navy but I sure don't miss being a contractor.