Library of Congress
3.7 of 5 24 reviews
www.loc.gov Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 29, 2014

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    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Pros- very interesting work
    - management is open to detailing staff to other areas
    - access to lectures and documentaries

    Cons- definitely not on the leading edge of anything
    - lots of old people around but I guess that means they like it here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not everyone is a librarian

    Liaison Specialist (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsStable, except for when there are budget debates in Congress.

    ConsArchaic. The mean age of the library employee is somewhere around 58 years old. Poor management and leadership. Lots of retirement in place. Some people work really hard where others are hardly working. The organization needs to be overhauled but no one wants to go through the effort. Salaries are arbitrary and rest largely with your manager and not your actual work load.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo one really reviews staff position descriptions every year to make sure they are accurate. Promotions shouldn't be given to the longest standing person for surviving the longest. People who work hard should be acknowledged and managers shouldn't be so lazy about submitting paperwork.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Ideal for a Contractor...

    Library Technician (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsNone that I can think of... the job was what it was.

    ConsNo communication between contractors and federal overseers; contractors held to a higher standard than federal employees;

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training; provide clear cut job expectations; and hold yourself accountable when the ball is dropped because it is not the job of the contracting worker to forsee your end goal.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixture of Amazing and Frustrating Staff

    IT Specialist (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsWorking with the most amazing collection of materials and many of the most talented and dedicated people in the world. Great work life balance. People stay here forever.

    ConsAn ever changing and shifting morass of paperwork and rules and changing management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working in the Nation's capital for the Nation's Library

    Division Chief (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsIt is awesome to be surrounded by cultural information and people with a passion for their subject.

    Consarchaic technology, institutional culture can be resistant to change

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the influence of a unified executive team to truly move the agenda forward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to develop skills

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible, great benefits, support for professional development

    ConsHard to move up ladder quickly

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Wonderful!!!

    Clerk (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsWorking at the LOC was one of the greatest experiences in my life. Everyone was very friendly and professional.

    ConsGovernment funding and available positions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employer doesn't show apperication of employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWas able to have access to any published book and checkout.

    ConsThere was no upmobility or growth in agency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to be experienced in job and exercise professionalism. Most are being hired by friends instead of on their work performance and experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Enjoyable

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosinteresting people, great area, good work/home life, understanding superiors

    Conslonely, little contact with others, at the mercy of the government

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience

    Filing Assistant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsFriendly co workers, teamwork, flexible hours..

    ConsSometimes there are slow days.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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