Social Security Administration

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Government work in Richmond California

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Current Employee - Benefit Authorizer in Richmond, CA
Current Employee - Benefit Authorizer in Richmond, CA

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

Pros

Good pay and benefits co workers

Cons

out dated computer and poor management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Care more about service to the public

Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Passionate and dedicated, but in need of serious culture shift

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

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

    Pros

    Dedicated employees who care about what they do and keep the American public they serve in mind at all times.

    Cons

    Excessive incrementalism and old-school Taylorism-based management philosophy makes this bureaucracy slower than most to change in any real way. Millions are spent on change and improvement planning and R&D efforts only to see the products of those efforts sit on a shelf and collect dust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your own way. Let the knowledgeable people who work for you do what they know how to do. Accept that change is inevitable as time goes on, and direct it in the most beneficial direction for the organization instead of trying to hold back the flood. Stop the petty empire building and put the organization's health and success as your target.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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