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Great Benefits But Little Pay and Growth

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Benefit Authorizer  in  Jamaica, NY
Current Employee - Benefit Authorizer in Jamaica, NY

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

Pros

Health, Pension and full package that comes with government job plus plenty of vacation time

Cons

Measly salary, Inefficient Procedures, Outdated systems, Little Promotions, Hard to Fire incompetent people, bureaucracy at its finest

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find better ways to motivate people to work and keep a lively environment. It's easy to get comfy in a nice managerial role but advocate for better procedures and think of new ways to complete the ever growing work at SSA. Less focus on individuals who spent 2 minutes extra on their lunch break and more time on creating an efficient work environment with happy employees would go a long way.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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 for more than a 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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    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 for 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
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