Federal Government Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
428 Reviews
3.6
428 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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    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
  3.  

    “Awesome place to work!”

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Great Job for Hard working, dedicated people

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    • 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 (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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Wouldn't work anywhere else.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, security, sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    Small or no pay increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

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