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    If you are motivated by helping others and serving your country rather than lining someone else's pocket, you won't find a more supportive culture. PBGC has all the workplace protections and benefits one would expect of a federal agency and then some. Training is widely available on a broad range of subjects. The work is challenging, and unending, but meaningful and thus rewarding.


    You won't get rich here, and the endless bureaucracy can be exhausting and get in the way of the work. As in most organizations, any individual employee's job satisfaction depends most heavily on the individual's direct supervisor, and that varies widely.

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    Streamline compliance activities as much as possible and try to make them less painless. Ensure that managers are those with natural talent for working with others; in other words, don't promote to one's level of incompetence. Provide advancement in non-management positions so technical experts won't have to become bad managers just to get the next promotion.

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    Seemed very straightforward, just read questions from a list. I got a sense they felt they needed to do a lot of CYA stuff. I later heard that certain managers push back against hiring certain populations.

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    • Why are you leaving your current job?   1 Answer

Pension Benefit Guaranty Awards & Accolades

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Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East , Latinos For Hire, 2012
Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Small) , Partnership for Public Service, 2009

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1974
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Underfunded pension plans give PBGC the heebie-jeebies. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, or PBGC -- itself operating at a multi-billion-dollar deficit -- was set up to promote the growth of defined-benefit pension plans, provide payment of retirement benefits, and keep pension premiums as low as possible. The government agency protects the pensions of more than 34 million workers and monitors employers to ensure that plans are adequately funded. The agency receives no tax funds; its income is generated by insurance premiums paid by employers, investments, and ... More

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