Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Reviews

Updated April 10, 2014
Updated April 10, 2014
3 Reviews

3.2
3 Reviews

Recommend to a friend
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Anne Ferro
3 Ratings

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  1.  

    Variety of work and great work environment

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

    I have been working at Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    Pros

    Government agency enforcing safety law in the Commercial Trucking industry. If you have a law enforcement or legal background, this is a good agency to grow with.

    Cons

    I have worked for the government for many years, and I do not have any CONS to mention for FMCSA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Disfunctional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outreach  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Outreach in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    Pros

    Government job...benefits such as telework, flex hours, compensation - decent with locality pay

    Cons

    No room for professional growth or advancement. Management does not completely understand how to retain employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do an assessment with employees? NOT surveys - one on one confidential conversations to set process improvement practices into place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    "Dysfunctional"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    Pros

    It's the government, with good benefits
    Local management is fairly good

    Cons

    Absolutely NO upward mobility
    Mid- and upper-management is horrible - they promote to get incompetent people out of the way rather than rewarding talented people or successful managers
    Even within the agency, OPM is involved in ranking applicants - and they have no idea what we do, are capable of, or who should be referred. And why should they? They are literally 3000 miles away in an ivory tower!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow upward mobility for EVERYONE, not just those already at higher GS levels
    Use the talented people you already have! Get OPM out of the loop for hiring - they do not know what is required, what is done at the division level, or who should be interviewed.
    Communicate! Share! Play nice!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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