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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at Washington DC Government

Pros

Its an easy Paycheck with very little accountability. If you are in school or working on other goals.

Cons

Poor leadership and communication. Favoritism and typical Govt employees protecting their jobs instead of doing their jobs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of contractors in roles over both employees and contractors.
Also just cause someone has been in a role for a long time, does not make them a good and productive employee or contractor.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Terrible management, would advise a potential employee to find a similar program with another organization

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington DC Government

    Pros

    Staff work with district youth ages 14-21 on projects "greening" the city--i.e. planting trees, distributing CFLs, park clean-up, Anacostia River clean-up. Great idea and allows one the challenge of working with a team of inner-city youth.

    Cons

    Terrible management and very disorganized. Supervisors were not qualified and did not communicate at all with team leaders (program was cut short by a week by City Council and all team leaders found out via RADIO).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease the size of the program dramatically and work out organization issues and management. Then amp it up.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Fortitude Required

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    Former Employee - Deputy Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Deputy Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington DC Government

    Pros

    The Government of the District of Columbia has easy access via the subway, and bus lines. Entering and Exiting the City via car can be stressful due to the traffic DC highways and byways are famous for. The benefit packages are surprisingly good. The Dental, Vision, Health, and retirement plans are competitive with the private sector and quite affordable for a single person. The benefits for a family of four can be pricey. Leadership has the possibility to change every four years, so things can always get better.

    Cons

    Politics, Politics, Politics!!! If you just want to do a good job, look elsewhere. Nothing is done because it is the right thing to do. If the good brings high Praise from the Mayor's office then your leadership is invested in it. If it's something that benefits the employees or the customers, or just makes good business sense, it will be shelved. There is no trust within District government. Employees dont trust management and Management does not respect the employees. It's an unfortunate vicious cycle the leads to low productivity and inefficiency. Joining District Government from the outside is like walking into a war zone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately there is very little leadership in the District of Columbia Government. There are many managers, but not many with integrity, or the ability to lead. Everyone is afraid to stand up for what is right. My advice, Invest in your employees. Create a district wide recognition program that is properly implemented and managed to improve morale. Place employees on career paths, and train them in customer services. Teach them to respect fellow employees (within their agency, and other District Agencies). Evaluate them regularly and Please empower the managers to follow through with progressive discipline. All employees are not bad, but those who are need to be fired and not empowered by the outdated union agreement.

    Doesn't Recommend
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