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Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
462 Reviews
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Pros
  • There was a sense of work/life balance that many private sector companies lack (in 34 reviews)

  • Job Security with global impact through warfighter supported efforts (in 58 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.  

    Government Service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Government

    Pros

    401K with matching is very nice. Predictable work hours.

    Cons

    Access to facility can be hard depending on the gates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Graphic design compensation doesn't get much better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Benefits, Room for growth in company

    Cons

    I don't have many cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Government doesn't pay as well as the commercial sector, but job security is good.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, health care (medical) with dental and vision insurance. Steady job with salary step increases and promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult creating good networking unless you are related. Many times promotion opportunities are posted, but a candidate is already chosen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rely less on connections and look at the whole person before choosing candidates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Exciting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Very fulfilling, exciting job. Once in a life time opportunity

    Cons

    Very busy and away from home a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way people are retained

  6.  

    Excellent employer.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Federal Government

    Pros

    Job stability and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape to go through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunities for have a meaningful impact.

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for the US Government offers good impact potential, varied missions if you are willing to move between agencies during your career..

    Cons

    Salaries aren't competitive with the private sector in some subject matter areas. Not always rewarded financially for hard work in comparison to less motivated or effective peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cordinator

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    In my current job, I try to plan out all major projects in a reverse timeline. I start with the deadline and work backward to set divisional deadlines for each part of the project. I work well under pressure. I have always made deadlines in the past. I use time-management and planning grids, to-do lists, project scheduling, and spreadsheets. I even plan for the inevitable snag or two that may come up. These tools help me to best utilize my time and to avoid becoming frantic and overloaded as the last hours of a deadline draw near. Additionally, I use e-mail to be sure everyone on the team works together and is well aware of when and what is needed.

    Cons

    I have learned so much working for my current company, but there are no promotional opportunities. I enjoy challenges and learning new skills as well as improving my old ones. Therefore, I am seeking a new position at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    There are not any good ones

    Cons

    all of them are cons

  10.  

    Bio Tech

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    Current Employee - Biological Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Biological Technician in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility with my daily schedule is great. The amount of time off we get is also hard to beat. Salary is generous.

    Cons

    There's not much diversity in the workplace, and there's not much pressure from management to change that even though there is a lot of talk from the national and regional offices. The lack of funding to get anything really accomplished makes day to day operations workable, but not any specific projects that would accomplish the bigger mission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's too many decision makers, and not enough workers these days. If you'd spend more effort advancing the temporary full time employees you have to permanent positions instead of trying to recruit more from the outside, you'd have a more loyal workforce.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Benefit and Work/Life balance

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    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Los Alamitos, CA
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Los Alamitos, CA

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid National Holiday, 12 Days sick pay and 12 Days vacations every year.

    Decent pay and great work environment if you get along with co-workers

    Cons

    Commute and traffic around the area, work hour is between 7 to 3:00 so you will catch some traffic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a great job. My advise is to get young guys more opportunity to clime and take their own initiatives. They need the encouragements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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