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Federal Government Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
438 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.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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
  3.  

    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Wouldn't work anywhere else.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  10.  

    Great Pro's, cons are by individual experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Military E6 in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Military E6 in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great pay and bonus', travel locations can vary between the venarable "suck" to the grandest locations. Pay comes on the 1st and the 15th every month.

    Cons

    Depending on the functioning or lack of functioning of the political machine, depends on how much is felt by the workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I found it to be more interested in pleasing the agency head than accomplishing the agency mission.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Legislative and Public Affairs in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director of Legislative and Public Affairs in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits were excellent. Sick leave was relatively generous as was vacation time. There was a sense of work/life balance that many private sector companies lack.

    Cons

    Complacency and favoritism. Morale among most of the staff was rather low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to become a meritocracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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