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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Federal Government

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.

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    Many Benefits to Working with the Federal Government

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    Former Employee - Office Automation  in  Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Office Automation in Sylmar, CA

    I worked at Federal Government full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    FFLA (Family Friendly Leave Act), FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) - You can for example take 6 weeks of baby leave no questions asked, Accrued Sick and Annual Leave at better rate than public sector, Sick Leave Pay Out, TSP (Thrift Savings Plan - like a 401k), Best Price for Health Insurance (I pay $220/mo for 6 family members with a PPO), Federal Government is Large, meaning if you need to call in sick, the whole organization isn't going to crumble, Cannot fire you without legal reason, cannot lay you off unless a RIF (reduction in force) is implemented, relocation and later transfer of jobs available, priority hiring of spouse or veteran and spouse hiring priority, EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity), You build your salary based on years of experience built up in "ladder system" ie; GS-5 qualifications are 1 year at GS-4 grade level, GS-6 qualifications are 1 year at GS-5 grade level, etc. Not competitive based on how well you look, or other rediculous reasons people get hired/don't get hired or Fired. Based on if you qualify for the job. Free counseling/mental health help, free or discounted bus transportation to/from work, exercise incentives, and many other programs I can't think of right now.

    Cons

    Some jobs pay less with the Feds; depends on what you do. But the lower pay usually doesn't matter because the savings on Health Insurance for" Individuals" or" Family" is so great it's like you make much more an hour because you have significant savings.

    Some people get "comfortable" in their jobs/job security and don't perform at the best level they can. But as long as you do YOUR job to the best you can, you will enjoy all the above

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    none at this time

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    Work hard

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant  in  Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Trenton, NJ

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time for 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.

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