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Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 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 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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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Great people to work with & government to work for

    Cons

    there were no cons to speak of: a great career & great country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people skills & work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Friendly, good benefits , opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    Would like to see more training programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work in making this an employee friendly work experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good job and security

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting and I have a lot of freedom to handle cases the way I want to at the administrative level. The type of work takes years of practice to learn all the nuances, so it stays interesting and never gets dull. There are great opportunities to move around the world, if I choose.

    Cons

    Sometimes I don't have control of cases when they get to federal court. The bureaucracy can be quite dusnting, at times. Salaries are limited to pay scales and not necessarily based on one's work, though the salaries are good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    -Sense of duty, intelligence of coworkers, and knowledge about intelligence gained.
    -Work/life balance is good.
    -Exciting day-to-day job with great rewards.

    Cons

    -Bureaucracy at its finest.
    -Little head room for advancement at times.
    -Long commutes depending on where you live.
    -Alwayd on your toes to talk to others about what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the information flowing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work.

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    • 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
  7.  

    Great opportunity

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    • 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
  8.  

    “Awesome place to work!”

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    • 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
  9.  

    Great place to work, great pay, great OT, take home vehicles, tons of travel

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inspector, Federal Protective Service in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Inspector, Federal Protective Service in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great pay, great OT, take home vehicles, tons of travel. Promotional ops up to GS-12/13. Lots of training available, tons of high tech "toys" issued to law enforcement. Deployment ops are always available and that means OT.

    Cons

    Computer issues with government written programs and on government intranet very small bandwidth. Too much non law enforcement duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the agency, eliminate contrqct guard oversite by creating a force of PSS to free up enforcement ops.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • 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 (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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    Business Analytics

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    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.

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