Federal Government Reviews

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

    Maintenance Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Training, secure,rewarding, Time off

    Cons

    Leadership, policies, promotions, good old boy system,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with civilians less interest in just military

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent pay, adequate benefits, but State jobs are better

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    Current Employee - Director Training in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Director Training in Macon, GA

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

    Pros

    Generous sick leave and vacation, good pay, safe working conditions

    Cons

    Unproductive workers are tolerated, productive workers have to carry their load. Benefits are much more generous for State workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to make federal employees accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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    Good

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

    Comfortable

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Federal Government full-time (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
  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    Business Analytics

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    • 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.

  9.  

    Great Job for Hard working, dedicated people

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    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Wouldn't work anywhere else.

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    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

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