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  1. Good place to train and learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Fort Meade, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits - extensive health care, dental care (for families, too), thirty days of leave every year plus paternity and maternity leave,

    Cons

    Too much discretion given to leadership with not enough accountability for their use or misuse of the talent of their personnel

    Advice to Management

    Give individuals with proven performance records priority when choosing assignments as a REWARD for their proven performance instead of allowing convenience to be the trump card

  2. Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Government

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    people, security, retirement, service, workload

    Cons

    pay, people, family balance, advancement training

  3. Survey Statiscician - Very rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Survey Statistician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Survey Statistician in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    • Contributing to the preparation of survey questions for the 7 surveys conducted by FVAP; serving on the team that monitored survey administration.
    • Remaining conversant with government and state voting regulations.
    • Processing \ analyzing FVAP survey files along with data from Election Assistance Commission and the Census Bureau.
    • Preparing position papers \ recommendations for managers (e.g., use of regression to predict volume of military absentee votes).

    Cons

    I do not have any substantial negatives.

    Advice to Management

    Appoint staff to longer-term employment.

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  5. Administrative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, pay, advancement, work/life balance is decent

    Cons

    Other employees make the work environment toxic at times

  6. Special Agent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent law enforcement career, great training and travel

    Cons

    irregular hours can sometimes get in the way of other commitments

  7. Bio-environmental Research Rocks!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bio-environmental Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Bio-environmental Engineer in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is thought provoking and rewarding. I feel I am doing my part to make our country safer as I improve working conditions for our deployed forces.

    Cons

    I am concerned that there is little differentiation in salary; almost everyone in my area is a 20 year veteran. Presumably, we all make the same amount and have the same level of responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate that veterans get hiring preference for open civilian positions. After years of striving to achieve, I am somewhat dismayed to realize I've reached the top. Where do I go from here?

  8. Linux Engineer

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    Current Employee - Linux Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Linux Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Able to switch position into a whole different field to get breadth of experience.

    Cons

    Not much technical movement up to the top.
    Use previous generation technology

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers. they know a thing or two.

  9. Security Field

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Steady job and good training

    Cons

    Lack of promotion and stagnant wages.

    Advice to Management

    Train ,promote, train and retrain, get rid of the staff not working.

  10. My experience has been great working for the federal government. I've received several well-deserved promotions.

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    Current Employee - Criminal Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Criminal Investigator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security and the daily excitement that comes with being a Federal Agent

    Cons

    Very long working hours (40-60 hours a week)

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be well-rounded and not promoted to management positions simply because they are in good with upper management.

  11. Exciting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Very fulfilling, exciting job. Once in a life time opportunity

    Cons

    Very busy and away from home a lot

    Advice to Management

    Change the way people are retained

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