Social Security Administration Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Carolyn W. Colvin
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Pros
  • Good work life balance possible (in 17 reviews)

  • Benefits were great and flexible work schedule (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • I was laid off due to budget issues (in 7 reviews)

  • Old out of date computer systems (in 4 reviews)

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    Former Employee - HOSA in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - HOSA in Houston, TX

    I worked at Social Security Administration (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It was the hours and benifits

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive


  2. Benefits authorizer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Social Security Administration

    Pros

    Good benefits, challenging work

    Cons

    Backed logged cases, little advancement oppurtunities


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good job, dry work

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    Current Employee - Attorney Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Attorney Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great management, low stress environment, friendly work environment, good work life balance, flexible schedule. Tele-working and good leave policy. Paid federal holidays. Certain discounts for government employees from some companies.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, dry work. The salary is lower than what a competitive firm would pay an attorney in the private sector, and with little room for advancement in the attorney position, there is not much to look forward to unless you want to enter a management role.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You've created a nice work environment. On a broader, agency-wide scale, I would suggest performance bonuses for employees in non-decision-making positions.


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  5. Meaningful work, but can wear you down.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Social Security Administration full-time

    Pros

    You really get to help some people. It's touching.

    Cons

    You never lose a claimant. You'll be answering questions from them for years. Every week you get 30 more claimants. It adds up, and eventually you can't keep up with the follow-ups.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need more time to catch up with their backlog.


  6. If you don't really want to be a true laywer

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    Current Employee - Attorney Advisor
    Current Employee - Attorney Advisor

    I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, telework opportunities, manageable workload, and 40 hour work week. The pay and benefits are actually pretty good considering what is being asked work product wise.

    Cons

    Little to no advancement unless you want to become management. The agency doesn't like to recruit ALJs from the inside so don't expect to move up the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    A one-size fits all approach does not work for every office. The cases are so different from region to region so I think that needs to be considered when determining productivity goals.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Good worker

    Former Employee - Case Technician Legal Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Case Technician Legal Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Social Security Administration (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping people that have applied for social security disability

    Cons

    Working with unruly customers that have applied for social security disability


  8. Helpful (2)

    Disability Examiner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Social Security Administration

    Pros

    Good benefits, Don't have to take your work home

    Cons

    Poor pay and advancement opportunities


  9. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Social Security Administration

    Pros

    Great benefits and co-workers, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Training is long, not enough one on one training to learn job

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Very good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Social Security Administration full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work at your own pace. You can do overtime, and work at home.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. Very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees


  11. Great compensation!

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    Former Employee - Service Representative in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Service Representative in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at Social Security Administration

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Management was great, plenty of support as a new employee, business functions "going green", and lots of diversity.

    Cons

    Growth potential is very minimal.



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