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Updated December 28, 2014
Updated December 28, 2014
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  • There was a sense of work/life balance that many private sector companies lack (in 34 reviews)

  • Job Security with global impact through warfighter supported efforts (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • Could probably earn substantially more in the private sector with enough experience (in 20 reviews)

  • long hours, federal job market is downsizing so its getting harder to find a federal job if thats your choice of emploment (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Government in general

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Government full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about this job is the retirement date not the retirement benefits like the general public thinks

    Cons

    No family life, no privacy, retirement plan that sucks, if that is what you seek

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I find this institution to be completely inefficient

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great family/work life balance, flexible work schedules for working mothers

    Cons

    Promotions are rare, leadership is defunct

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on intelligence and abilities, not on favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    IT Director of technology

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and leave policy, hard to get fired, ability to move around the country.

    Cons

    Bad leadership, poor earning potential, no raises, difficult to manage and lead people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Custodial Position - Grossly overworked and underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Custodian in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Custodian in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Federal Government part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I can honestly only come up with one, which is the fact that it was the only position hiring ( other than medical) during the lengthy hiring freeze.

    Cons

    First and foremost, is the fact that the crews are run by an unstable lead,( whose broken English is severe and instruction is almost impossible to understand), treacherous elements and insurmountable lack of professionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a new lead and pay appropriately for a labor position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None I can think of, other than being over paid

    Cons

    Terrible career trajectory, they can fund their business. It is completely disastrous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    elect someone new to run the show!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Eye opening

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Border Patrol Agent in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Border Patrol Agent in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can be sure that once you get a job with the Federal Government, you will not have to worry about being laid off.

    Cons

    It doesn't matter what job you have with the Federal Government, you can be sure that you will be doing your job along with someone else's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst mistake I made

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Other sections may be much better in the government. I know I worked elsewhere and it was better. Crap shoot at times

    Cons

    Horrible working relations between my bosses in my section of HHS and me. Toxic atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect and they will respect you back

  9.  

    Received valuable experience in working with the Public and learning Government regulations and how to apply them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teleservice Representative in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Teleservice Representative in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Retirement benefits are very fair and appreciated. Being able to take all insurance upon retirement immediately is a great bonus.

    Cons

    Teleservice Representative employees are charted every day. Charts have when the employee is on the phone, off the phone, how long the call takes, seconds between calls, and how long a person is on hold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep being honest & fair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Federal Government

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Battle Creek, MI

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is considered stable employment.

    Cons

    Non-stop beurocracy issues and rampant nepotism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not easy to move up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Aberdeen, MD
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Aberdeen, MD

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Since it isn't a contract job, no worries form year to year if you will have a job.

    Cons

    Not is to move up the ranks. Good old boy network still. Have to take too much training that isn't related to your job. Not enough money to take classroom training that is job related.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do a better job on mentoring the ranks and preparing to take the next step in their career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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