Federal Government Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
427 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There was a sense of work/life balance that many private sector companies lack (in 31 reviews)

  • Job Security with global impact through warfighter supported efforts (in 57 reviews)


Cons
  • Could probably earn substantially more in the private sector with enough experience (in 20 reviews)

  • long hours, federal job market is downsizing so its getting harder to find a federal job if thats your choice of emploment (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very stable place to work.

    Cons

    Limited ability to be innovative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Superb benefits, decent job security, and upward mobility. Team-focused environment was motivational and helped make day-to-day tasks more interesting.

    Cons

    Long and often unpredictable work hours. At times, official duties and roles were not well defined and at times could be obligated to take on new tasks.

  3.  

    Great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with a great team, great benefits and amazing office culture

    Cons

    Not being able to grow into a higher position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    “Awesome place to work!”

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Government Employee in Lakewood, WA
    Current Employee - Government Employee in Lakewood, WA

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing company, lots of users, high impact work, love my coworkers.

    Cons

    Not an easy job, changes impact millions of users which can sometimes be very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend this company to a friend - I'm optimistic about the outlook.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Job on a Temp Basis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enumerator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Enumerator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Federal Government as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, individual assignments or can work with another team member, trained well and aside from local Team Lead, have access to Field Supervisor and Dept. manager if you need assistance. Reimbursement for mileage.

    Cons

    Since you are outside, the weather can be problematic. If you don't have an unlimited data plan, you need to negotiate cell phone bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I thought everything was handled well and in a very timely manner. While there was some changes to the original training plan, all reps were notified and told exactly how to implement the changes. Compensation was good,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Federal Govt review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Transportation in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady job/pay
    Good time off
    See lots of different places/people

    Cons

    Travel can be extreme at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all people well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    good colleagues
    important work
    work life balance

    Cons

    slow pace
    low-ish pay
    expensive city

  9.  

    Fair

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

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Federal Government has a lot of flexibilities in their hiring and personnel rules if managers are willing to use them. Great deal of responsibility is placed on young professionals.

    Cons

    Most managers don't know or refuse to authorize available flexibilities such as telework and flex time. Salary is rigid structure and does not differentiate between high performers and average workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to actually care about and protect employees. Recognize those that go above and beyond. Reduce stress levels and work loads of high performers - they are burning out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The management needs to leave. They are very opiniated and only like employees who suck up and brown nose them.

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

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    great learning experience and technology. Helping veterans who served our country.

    Cons

    management does not support you. No room for advancement. Culture is tainted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate and support staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A fine place for obtaining experience

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

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, for the most part
    Work-life balance
    Job security, if hired as a permanent employee

    Cons

    Little to no room for promotion
    Office politics
    Bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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