Federal Government Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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Pros
  • There was a sense of work/life balance that many private sector companies lack (in 34 reviews)

  • Job security is still the strong selling point (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation is well below what is being given to those in the private sector with whom you interact on a daily basis" (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. Helpful (1)

    Vet Preference is Killing The Va

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You go there to sit on your butt and let life pass you by and you cant get fired.

    Cons

    I worked for the Gov for 10 years as a contractor. Vet Preference is killing government I have never seen so many incompetent human being

    Advice to Management

    Management is incompetent. Remember they do not fire dumb people they just promote them.


  2. A working robot

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Procurement Analyst
    Current Contractor - Procurement Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Federal Government as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    decent pay flexible hours there are good moral people I feel there is less Pros than Cons not many people bother you

    Cons

    not open to ideas have been told to be seen not heard feel not valued Management does not truly listen

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to listen to the comments and feed back of those that work directly with the information. Management needs internal accountability, instead of always blaming the contractors.


  3. Government

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You get to be part of a large machine that produces nothing but has all the power, so you will never loose your job.

    Cons

    Your mind will slowly melt into mush over time and, despite your zest for life and desire to make a difference, you will think only about retirement.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is disband 90% of their little empires and take early retirement.


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  5. Data Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    camaraderie amongst most fellow employees outstanding. One supervisor very encouraging, engaging, personable. work demanding but will enhance customer service, analytical, and writing skills.

    Cons

    Micromanaged ad nauseam. Management unable to be impartial. Management distant and seemingly uncaring. Unsure of how daily performance fit in the grand scheme of things. Scheduled meetings at times when critical weekly quotas needed to be met.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know subordinates. Be more understanding of the issues they encounter during processing of data. Trust that employees can get the job done. Be more engaging.


  6. Read the Company Response

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

    Pros

    Please read the cons section for the comments.

    Cons

    I think its ridiculous that the company response in all cases ignores the employee concerns and only acknowledges the positives. It serves to give validation that maybe the employees have a val8d concern and management doesnt address those needs or even care to improve. I hate companies like this.....and im a customer.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and acknowledge your employees concerns and needs.


  7. Worst CEO in th country!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay my salary, most of the time.

    Cons

    They lower my pay so they can increase their own.


  8. IT customer service

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome to say the least.

    Cons

    Some organizations like mine promotion is something that goes lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Know your people that you manage and their skills.


  9. Government in general

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about this job is the retirement date not the retirement benefits like the general public thinks

    Cons

    No family life, no privacy, retirement plan that sucks, if that is what you seek

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  10. I find this institution to be completely inefficient

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family/work life balance, flexible work schedules for working mothers

    Cons

    Promotions are rare, leadership is defunct

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on intelligence and abilities, not on favoritism.


  11. IT Director of technology

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and leave policy, hard to get fired, ability to move around the country.

    Cons

    Bad leadership, poor earning potential, no raises, difficult to manage and lead people.



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