Social Security Administration
3.2 of 5 172 reviews
www.ssa.gov Baltimore, MD 5000+ Employees

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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

ProsGood benefits (insurance, vacation, etc); flexible work schedule; younger employees use this as a "gap filler" place to work until something better comes along

ConsLittle opportunity for advancement outside HQ; opportunities for details & temporary assignments often only told to "favorite" employees and not everyone; preference to hire externally rather than promote from within; salary doesn't always match the area where you live compared to private sector; slow to innovate - stuck in that govt rut

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognition of employees to promote or who have "outside the box" ideas would be nice rather than being stuck in a rut with general government drones would be novel

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IT Specialist (Current Employee)
Woodlawn, MD

I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Job Security, Focus on limited areas instead of wearing many… Cons: Very limited Telework opportunities, no pay increase in sight other… Advice to Senior Management: Take advantage of system automation capabilities to help reduce staffing needs and meet objectives in a consistent and reliable manner. Allow more… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend 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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