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Updated Jan 27, 2014
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    Excelent environment to work at. People are very professional.

    Financial Management Specialist (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsExcelent benefits, opportunity to grow, competitive salaries.

    ConsMay be require to move to another state within the Union.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Economist (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsFreedom to be creative. Real impact on the transportation system. Great work life balance and proactive telework policy.

    ConsSalary is limited by federal regulations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Young engineers should come to NHTSA/DOT, great pay, great benefits, great place to GROW!

    Safety Defects Engineer (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsWorking in the National Vehicle Safety (NVS) part of NHTSA can be extremely rewarding because you are overseeing the safety of the general public, by reducing highway traffic injuries and deaths. Some particular jobs involve vehicle crash testing. The pay promotions and benefits are excellent. Transit benefits are including, approximately $150 per month to use the metro. Salaries for entry level engineers start from GS7 and move to a GS9 in one year, then GS11, GS12, GS13 every year. A GS14 is possible after some time and some special projects. GS15 is for management. and SES levels are possible for upper managements like Office Directors and Administrators. The promotions are mainly based on time in service over performance, but it is important to work hard and make your managers happy with you because they approve or dissapprove your promotions. Every year there is a inflation adjustment of 3-5% in your salary regardless of a promotion or not. You are entitled to the TSP retirement program and there is 5% matching contribution. Health, dental, vision is available. Our division also allows telecommuting (working from home) twice a week as well as RDO's (rotating days off) (i.e. a friday or monday of every other week off).

    ConsOccasionally you may have to work with a disagreeable manager who isn't fun to work with but the majority of the people at NHTSA are pleasant, helpful and independent. It is a calm atmosphere and people do a good job and there is usually low stress. Sometimes, you will have to accomplish a task quickly, but this is not too hard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure all people are being treated fairly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast paced and rewarding!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility, Travel, Location, Boss, Experience

    ConsPolitics, Lack of Budget, Commute,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEmployer sponsored tax-deferred savings plans are a critical component to many employer's benefits packages for employees. 401(K)'s allow employees to save for retirement through payroll deductions, which are typically matched by the employer to some degree. The pre-tax nature of the employee's contribution helps minimize the immediate tax burden for employees.

    ConsThough very conflicted, little by little you could realize how to work efficiency. Secondly, working for a company makes you know about the outline of whole process for the task achievement. Also, you should do only specialty. For example, if you are a salesman, you won’t design to advertise. Moreover, you can be paid stable incomes while you are working. You don’t have to worry about your company’s finance. However, working for a company also has some disadvantages. Firstly, if your company became sluggish, you might be fired. In other words, you must be outstanding and indispensable to survive. S

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn conclusion, I recommend working for a company during the early years of working. I think it makes you know how to be comfortable with society. Nevertheless, after experiencing the working for a company, if you can do it, being self-employed is worth a try. Nobody knows you could be a successful man. Good luck to you!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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