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A group of ordinary people doing extraordinary things

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Current Employee - Cost Estimator in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Cost Estimator in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Stable work, plenty of opportunities

Cons

Washington DC commute is terrible

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Slow, wasteful, behind-the-times, and no motivation

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Vacation is actual vacation (most work can't leave the building)
    -Lots of opportunities for travel
    -Possibility of working on some cool stuff

    Cons

    -Much of the stereotypes are true about laziness and lack of consequences for underperformers
    -Everything (even simple tasks) have so much overhead, it will drive you crazy
    -Significantly behind in terms of technology (at least for internal tools)
    -Many decisions are based on looks rather than functionality, so often things don't work
    -The same project is often built in the double digits without any team knowing another exists
    -Performance reviews and advancement is based on writing skills and popularity contests
    -Expect to see your co-workers spend their entire day surfing the web for non-work related purposes
    -They throw money away at an alarming rate but do not have competitive salaries or benefits compared to other companies
    -Parking is a nightmare
    -Expect people to ignore your emails, phone calls, meeting invites, and even desk visits
    -You will not find very many people your own age if you are a recent college grad (at least at work)
    -Many opportunities will not be available for several years as a new hire

    Advice to Management

    -Please remove underperformers, this will save time/money and allow you to hire better talent
    -Actually reading weekly accomplishment reports (that are required to be filed) would be nice
    -Respond to emails, phone calls, meeting invites, desk visits....

  2. relative stable and people friendly working environment

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Defense

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stable income and a lot of professional training opportunity

    Cons

    limited career advancement, offer avg benefit

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