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Federal Government Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
438 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, leadership, benefits, travel, growth.

    Cons

    "Competitive" civil service. There's a reason it's called competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive of the troops!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Government

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Government

    Pros

    Everything was great. Job was great. People were great.

    Cons

    Nothing. Everything was great. Job was great. People were great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  3.  

    Census Bureau, Crew Leader Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Leader Assistant in Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Crew Leader Assistant in Flushing, NY

    I worked at Federal Government as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, nice boss, paid training, volunteer to be a crew leader assistant if you do good on tests during training, easy job, group setting for interviews.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, people slam doors in your face or pretend not to speak English

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Permanent positions for temporary employees who show effort and earn it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The environment is both professional and yet somewhat political in nature.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Benefits
    Professional work environment
    Pay
    Rewarding working for the citizens of the US

    Cons

    Political
    Budget slashed has cut out quite alot of training opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Management Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Management Analyst in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    People, Mission, Opportunities, Making a difference

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Priorities, Resources, Time, and Organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mission First, Always train, develop and mentor personnel

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Federal Government Employnebt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, training, growth potential for motivated and qualified employees. Complicated application process, however, worth the effort. Must be able to follow and implement complex policies and procedures.

    Cons

    Office clicks can be a determent or an asset, depending who you befriend. Keep in the know but refrain from being a part of the problem. You never know who will be tour boss in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At times of downsizing or as major changes occur, it can be very. stressful for all employees. Managers and supervisors make a difference between positive or negative reactions from their teams by how they explain and implement changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    20+ years military service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military
    Current Employee - Military

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

    Pros

    Training, leadership, stable job, healthcare and every day challenges of military life.

    Cons

    Deploying to foreign countries and extreme period of time from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've managed personnel from as little as 22 soldiers up to 1900 soldiers in peacetime and wartime.
    Had the opportunity to go to school and develop professional and personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I find this institution to be completely inefficient

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Dayton, OH

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on intelligence and abilities, not on favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Used to be great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Job security is still the strong selling point

    Cons

    Lack of innovation and job satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run this like it was your own business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The Fed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    steady paycheck and good vacation

    Cons

    red tape, lack of innovation, apathetic staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try new things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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