Federal Government
3.6 of 5 368 reviews
www.usa.gov Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

Federal Government Reviews in Arlington, VA

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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4.3 3 reviews

                             

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Federal Government President Barack Obama

Barack Obama

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    Comfortable Job, Must Be Your Own Advocate to Advance

    Senior Auditor (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsGreat benefits, comfy perks.
    Nice salary.
    Reasonable and flexible hours.
    Work-life balance is awesome.
    Bearable.

    ConsAdvancement is not easy. Very poltical and favoritism is prevalent.
    Job satisfaction linked to rating official/manager. Not many good managers. People promoted to manager without people skills and not able to motivate staff. Very negative people, no screening for managing skills prior to becoming a manager. Diretly impacts every day work life, organizational success and motivation.
    Sometimes work is boring. Not always challenging and opporunities to grow and advance are few and far between, depends on manager. Must ask for and make opportunities for yourself.
    Low employee morale. Staff unhappy with culture in my office. People leaving due to dissatisfaction of management not including them in decision-making or listening to their concerns.
    With sequestration and budget cuts, less financial leverege for training, hiring new staff and travel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have been at my current job for over 4.5 years. Management should be ne more preventative as opposed to detective and reactive. Ask for regular and 360 feedback from staff as opposed to after-the-fact feedback obtained during mass exit interviews. Senior management surprised that many people quit suddenly and remaining staff are extremely unhappy with current culture and work environment. Performance review system inadequate, not always fair, depends on if your manager likes you, which I am lucky that mine does :) . Promotions based on politics and favoritism. Some people are not good managers and should be evaluated by those they manage (upward feedback). However, as a lower level staff, upward feedback on my managers has never been requested from me by senior management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working after retirement.

    Career Coach (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsProgram management done by fulltime staff. Get to experience state-of-the-art processes in the field from those employed fulltime or as professionals in the field.

    ConsSecurity clearance updates, computer access while on the job and building entrances.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to keep contractors alerted about program changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Contract Specialist (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsPay is good and you move up quickly.

    ConsPrivate sector compensation for certain positions is much higher.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication with the mid-level employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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