U.S. General Services Administration

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Helpful (3)

Great Telework, other than that not much else to offer.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Washington, DC

I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (more than 5 years)

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

Pros

This agency is excellent for someone who can work in a very mobile setting.

Cons

Leadership has lost values, low low morale everywhere. Promotions and training are out the window. No prospects for growth or hope.

Advice to Management

Consider listening to the bottom feeders of the organization, allow for people to get promotions, and remove stagnation and waste where it really matters...

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  1. Helpful (6)

    So hard to get stuff done

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can have an impact beyond just this agency. Some are focused on innovation and improving government. Super-flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    What a pathetic culture. Incentives are all wrong. It is a very hard place to work. It seems like there are no systems--that every time you need to do timekeeping, hiring, contracting it's like it's never been done before. Staff offices think that their job is to tell you what you should do rather than provide services to program staff. No reason to learn anything, though, because next time it will be handled differently. And for an agency that is expert in acquisitions it is impossible to get anything through contracting.

    Advice to Management

    Quit nibbling at the edges and get your act together. Line offices spend too much time doing work that staff offices are paid for--and get crummy results. We should be able to hire and contract without such grief. And if you are committed to telework, make it easier to have people who are working remotely participate. We use personal gmail accounts for google hangout because the "telepresence" tools just don't work.

    Stop chasing fads and develop a real culture.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Better than most Federal Agencies...But...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    - It is an honor to serve the public and fellow Federal employees by ensuring the safety of our public buildings.
    - Working on challenging, interesting building projects.
    - Great benefits for Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, and Insurance Coverage.

    Cons

    - Pay is not commensurate with private sector.
    - A significant sector of workforce is wrought with over-entitlement issues, lack of motivation, and lack of commitment to quality and regulatory compliance.
    - Upward mobility is stymied due to lack of attrition.
    - Extremely limited with regard to commonplace business gifts - no game tickets, limited to $20 value token gifts/meal/etc.
    - Important, urgent building needs are seriously underfunded

    Advice to Management

    - Be Proactive and OVER reactive.
    - Be leaders, not organizationally paralyzed followers.
    - Use common sense
    - Institute a real bonus plan to reward high achievers

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