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GPO Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
7 Reviews
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    Studio Manager

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    Former Employee - Supervisory Visual Information Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Supervisory Visual Information Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at GPO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong community and tradition. Legislative branch salaries run higher than their Executive branch counterparts. Plenty of training and career enrichment opportunities.

    Cons

    The threat of downsizing was pervasive. It was hard to chart the future of a printing company in a digital age. The buildings were very old and out-of-date so there were issues with drafty windows, leaky roofs, and indoor air quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are experts in every department. Additional effort should be placed in transferring their legacy of knowledge to the institution.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Terrible place to work, it needs to be closed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GPO full-time

    Pros

    Some good colleagues, but horrendous management

    Cons

    Horrendous management. Sociopath managers, lazy union workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting agency with a proud tradition wide range of talented and motivated employees as well as older retiree types.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at GPO full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many talented employees who are passionate about their work and take pride in the agency's mission. The culture is very relaxed and overall supportive of individual's goals.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities within the agency for growth so talented people sometime remain stagnant in their careers if they want to remain at the agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market jobs to a younger workforce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GPO

    Pros

    Salary is excellent and high

    Cons

    Politics are disappointing and downright, well, dissappointing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your head down

  6.  

    interesting place to work in federal labor relations

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    Current Employee - Director of Labor Relations in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director of Labor Relations in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Negotiate on wide range of issues including wages along with working conditions. A factory environment has issues that most federal agencies never deal with.

    Cons

    as legislative branch agency do not have full range of benefits that executive branch agencies do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    GPO - time to revamp your HR and Contracting.. because you can't do either.

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    Current Employee - IT Service Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Service Technician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at GPO

    Pros

    It's the Government and has the associated Government perks

    Cons

    Senior Management hasn't got a clue as to what they are doing. They are five years behind the curve from the private sector. Within the last administration a serious effort has been made to contract out software and services.. but the results have cost the taxpayer more than they will ever know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing mission-critical software and services... just stop it.. seriously... it's costing the taxpayers millions! And more importantly... it's tying you into contractors that you are never going to be able to shake free of..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    people performing same jobs do not get same pay

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    Current Employee - Finance & Budget Manager
    Current Employee - Finance & Budget Manager

    I have been working at GPO

    Pros

    good benefits & vacation time

    Cons

    very conservative atmosphere, people performing same jobs do not get same pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much money is wasted on unnecessary expenses

    No opinion of CEO

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