Social Security Administration
3.3 of 5 194 reviews
www.ssa.gov Baltimore, MD 5000+ Employees

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I am a mainframe automation specialist working with OPSMVS to manage subsystems, started tasks, and system resources.

IT Specialist (Current Employee)
Woodlawn, MD

ProsJob Security, Focus on limited areas instead of wearing many hats, Good Pay and Benefits, Flex time

ConsVery limited Telework opportunities, no pay increase in sight other than possible promotions, things move slowly, very bureaucratic,

Advice to Senior ManagementTake advantage of system automation capabilities to help reduce staffing needs and meet objectives in a consistent and reliable manner.
Allow more telework for your good performers. Most people who are productive in the office will be even more so when working at home.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Potential but

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I worked at Social Security Administration full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Good benefits (insurance, vacation, etc); flexible work schedule; younger employees use this… Cons: Little opportunity for advancement outside HQ; opportunities for details & temporary assignments often only told to "favorite" employees and not everyone; preference to hire externally… Advice to Senior Management: Recognition of employees to promote or who have "outside the box" ideas would be… More
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    Nepotism causes a bottleneck in terms of promotions and leaves the truly qualified languishing

    Social Insurance Specialist (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: -You won't ever be laid off/fired unless you do something illegal - which of course means you deserve to be fired! -No one will be sending… Cons: -There is a lot of favoritism and nepotism - Really hard to get promoted because the further up you go, there are less slots, and the… Advice to Senior Management: -Listen to your workers - they have great ideas for… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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