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analyst at OPM

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

I have been working at U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Pros

-good job security
- decent pay, ability to telework, condensed schedules
- clear career ladder
- opportunities for go-getters to take on new work

Cons

- slow work environment
- not always the most talented people
- seniority over competence.
- bureaucracy and red tape

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to have a fundamental review of the way we do business and the business lines we provide. look at redoing somethings

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    Test Administrator - Honolulu, HI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Administrator  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Test Administrator in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at U.S. Office of Personnel Management

    Pros

    Excellent job security and benefits package (for employees with at least part-time status)
    Flexibile work hours include the ability to accept or reject assignments

    Cons

    Low federal pay band (GS04). This position normally requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and undervalues this position. As a result, there is a lot of turnover. The options for promotion within OPM are limited or non-existent unless the incumbent is a military veteran (which is NOT one of the key success attributes of the position).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay band for this position should reflect the responsibilities of the job, including the handling, storage, and use of controlled test materials.

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    Not bad as a place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at U.S. Office of Personnel Management

    Pros

    The benefits are unexcelled. The work is meaningful. The pay is fair and rises with inflation. Jobs tend to be more secure than those in the private sector.

    Cons

    Not everyone pulls their weight in terms of work. There are lots of rules and regulations, some of which hamper the ability to perform at a maximum level. A cynical public distrusts government no matter what it does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember why you came to Washington. Lead and don't be led by it. Don't be afraid to rock the boat if that's what it takes to unleash reform.

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