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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

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

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 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 Management

Recognition 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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  1. I am a mainframe automation specialist working with OPSMVS to manage subsystems, started tasks, and system resources.

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Woodlawn, MD
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Woodlawn, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Take 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.

  2. SSA, ODAR, OAO provides a good work environment, but it doesn't really appreciate or respect its attorneys.

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    Current Employee - Attorney-Advisor in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Attorney-Advisor in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible with leave and credit hours. Flextime adds a great deal of convenience. Flexiplace, when you finally get it, is very nice.

    Cons

    Max of 2 days off per year for CLEs. Will not pay for or reimburse attorneys for CLEs. Starts attorneys at a lower pay grade than most other agencies. Career ladder ends lower than most agencies. Competitive promotion opportunities are few within OAO itself.

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