Federal Government Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
412 Reviews
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412 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is great, the best I have ever experienced (in 25 reviews)

  • Job Security with global impact through warfighter supported efforts (in 53 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 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Comfortable

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Federal Government full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Allowed my schedule to be flexible while paying me well. The benefits are good and the time off is better

    Cons

    Not very conducive to moving upward, very political

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Stable, rewarding, good management, happy people

    Cons

    Salaries, promotion opportunity, hours flexibility,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire wisely

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was a great career with great salary, benefits and opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Law Enforcement Officer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Law Enforcement Officer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Federal Government full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I gained invaluable experience and friends

    Cons

    Sometimes it moves too slowly and is too burocratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Job for Hard working, dedicated people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Management  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Management in Washington, DC

    I worked at Federal Government full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    When you work for the Federal Government, you are working for the people. You are part of keeping the nation safe, solving very complex problems and knowing that you are doing something incredibly worthwhile.

    Cons

    This is a challenging environment for someone who constantly needs praise and attention. Most of the satisfaction and motivation is self generated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think like a private sector manager - motivation, bottom line, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Business Analytics

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Impact, flexibility, growth opportunity, depending on organization, excellent employee engagement,

    Cons

    Slow to innovate, salary for experienced employees lower than private industry, and difficult to fire under performers, depending on organization hiring process.

  7.  

    Very happy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, time off, and plenty of vacation.

    Cons

    Sometimes my job gets boring

  8.  

    Wouldn't work anywhere else.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Electronics Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Federal Government full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, security, sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    Small or no pay increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Quite an experience and an eye opener to the world.

    • 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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of your true potential and learn to work as a team to overcome anything.

    Cons

    The challenges are working with people you may not like and sometimes being micromanaged.

  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, work life balance, sharp coworkers

    Cons

    Promotions can be hard to get

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye out for strong candidates not just former military

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work enviroment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Military in Albany, NY

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunites, new experiences daily, very technical, teaches proficiency and reliability. Many benefits for being with the military, multiple chances to travel to learn new computer systems and software.

    Cons

    Promotions, perks, stressful environment. the work hours can be long and extenssive requrinig a lot of juggling with appointments and other arising issues.

    Recommends

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