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Updated May 26, 2015
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  1. great but dysfunctional

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Broadcasting Board of Governors as an intern

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    all the people I came into contact with were really great and helpful.

    Cons

    The management was constantly changing and was very chaotic to deal with the changes.

    Advice to Management

    Be more practical in how the changes take affect on employees.


  2. "Horrible and Hostile Work Environment”

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Broadcasting Board of Governors as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I liked the pay that I was given

    Cons

    I was not provided the right information to do my work so the minimal training that I did received I was yelled at for not doing it their way. Management is the worst. The environment was very hostile. Exactly like the last review. "They look for reasons to fire people and have a "gotcha" type of attitude." I didn't read the reviews until after I accepted the job and it is definitely true that everyone is out to get each other and management allows this behavior. The environment is extremely unprofessional.

    Such an embarrassment to work with that team. I refuse to put this organization on my resume. If you choose to work there good luck you won't be there for long

    Advice to Management

    Give respect to get respect


  3. Hostile Workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Broadcasting Board of Governors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay and federal benefit package compared to commercial media outlets.

    Cons

    Ignorant, self-serving, absentee managers. They don't understand what they are managing because they've never done the work. They don't know their employees, what they do nor do they advocate on their behalf. They are more concerned with catching people off guard than leading them.

    Advice to Management

    Get the middle managers out of their offices; learn who your employees, what they do and listen to their suggestions for improvements. Fire the managers who don't care.


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  5. Horrible and Hostile Work Environment

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

    I have been working at Broadcasting Board of Governors full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I like that we could get office supplies when we needed them out of the cabinet.

    Cons

    Management is horrible here. They do not care about their employees. Very hostile work environment, especially in the CFO's office. They look for reasons to fire people and have a "gotcha" type of attitude. Its horrible. I had such good experiences in the private sector and made the horrible mistake of taking a job with the Federal Government. It was a huge culture shock. Everyone is out to get each other and management allows this behavior. I saw 10 people fired or transferred out for no good reasons. They claim that there was performance issues, etc. The Deputy CFO is horrible. He is extremely unprofessional. Such an embarrassment to work with these types. I now understand why everyone makes fun of Federal employees. I don't even want to put this organization on my resume. Some Senators refer to this agency as the "Bottom of the Barrel in Government". If you get a job here, just make sure you take one that is union represented. Forget about ever getting any performance standards or having an HONEST discussion with your manager about performance.

    Advice to Management

    The issues does not like with management but with the way that our government promotes and selects managers. They do not factor in soft skills. These skills are vital, as well as the technical and hands on job experience.


  6. Such a great place to develop skills and abilities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Broadcasting Board of Governors

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Just a nice place to work

    Cons

    No smoking policy declines my productivity from time to time

    Advice to Management

    Be strong, you can do it!



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