Department of Commerce

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Service First - or Department of Miscellaneous

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Former Employee - Database Administrator
Former Employee - Database Administrator

I worked at Department of Commerce as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

- wide variety of work servicing departments too small to have their own IT area
- direct contact with end users
- some in-house computer based training
- my recommendations for improvements were always listened to and mostly implemented

Cons

- 3 rounds of staff cutbacks during an 8 month contract
- no chance to go permanent
- many staff were overworked
- many of the systems were poorly documented, (but thats also a chance for improvement)

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    US Federal Government, general review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Department of Commerce

    Pros

    The experience varies so widely depending on the agency or department. In general there are a lot of smart people, and such a wide range of job functions that there is 'something for everyone'.

    Cons

    The cliches about the bureaucracy are true. Ton of red tape, and, in spite of being quite busy, sometimes it is hard to see exactly what has been accomplished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making sure that competent people advance, while manager who are not good at their jobs do not continue to do damage within an agency is so important for both morale and mission effectiveness.

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    OK but bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Department of Commerce

    Pros

    Many varied and interesting areas of work, with lots of different technologies.
    Public Service rules protect pay levels and work / life balance.
    Office locations and fit-outs are good.

    Cons

    It is a bureaucracy, not as big as some but still a bureaucracy.
    Little internal advancement is possible. No money for training courses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and meet the staff at the coal face, javascript:none();and not just so you can have something for the weekly staff bulletin.

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