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Opportunities in the Federal Government

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There is a need for high-quality analysts to help agencies in decision-making for resource planning. It is rare to find budget staff who actually understand the the mission and operations of the agency and who can add value to the planning process.

Cons

You have to be prepared to deal with the mediocrity that often comes with a government job.

Other Employee Reviews for Federal Government

  1. Work hard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Federal government receives great benefits compared to corporate. Many opportunities for advancement within departments. Once you're in, it's easy to network.

    Cons

    Not too sure about too many cons yet because I haven't been there for long, but the probationary period is long. It is one full calendar year.


  2. A good place to learn what not to do

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable employment, as long as you aren't a total screw up you can stay forever. When there isn't a hiring freeze you can move around the country easily. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Coworkers that have been there forever and are just putting in time until retirement. More work with less people due to hiring freeze. People assume you make a lot more than what government work pays. You have to hop agencies to be promoted, agencies rarely promote within. Your future is at the whim of congress; if they don't get along, good luck paying your bills. Furloughs. No performance bonuses, no getting ahead based on performance. If you have a crappy manager he/she can stall/sabotage your career throughout the country.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within and utilize the talent pool you have in office. Help your people get into higher grade brackets, you will be rewarded with loyalty from the talented and hardworking staff instead of them jumping ship at the first chance.


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