Office of Management and Budget

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Office of Management and Budget Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
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  1.  

    Inside view of the policy process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Examiner in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Examiner in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Office of Management and Budget full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, flat organization, intelligent co-workers, ability to influence important people

    Cons

    limited opportunities for management experience, overwhelming workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    the best place to work, for serve this great country

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Office of Management and Budget full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    a lot duty the best place to work, for serve this great country

    Cons

    a lot duty,ob ,stress and so on

  3.  

    Smart People but Outdated Budget Process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Examiner in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Examiner in Washington, DC

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sharp colleagues and big influence with the federal agencies.

    Cons

    Outdated budget process fails to serve the modern Presidency or the public, stovepiping decisionmaking and compressing decisions with enormous economic implications into a few brief weeks each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside of the box and build a new structure for creating Federal budgets that draws on economics, cost-effectiveness, and best evidence for how the federal government can best partner with the private sector to support the economy and Americans' personal welfare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great access and little bureaucracy, but office culture suffers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Office of Management and Budget

    Pros

    - Good access to policy officials
    - Hard working colleagues
    - Flat organization with minimal bureaucracy which allows you to work on what interests you
    - Important role providing oversight for Federal agencies
    - Opportunity to learn a lot about policies and process
    - Some great perks like WH tour access

    Cons

    - Almost no job training by management
    - Type A coworkers can be difficult to work with (impatient, demanding, critical)
    - Limitless expectations can sometimes be unreasonable
    - Morale has been low, largely due to Congressional gridlock and resulting cynicism
    - No travel budget, making it hard to visit field operations of Federal agencies
    - Time-wise difficult to get out from behind the desk and see what's happening in the field
    - Management focuses more on policies and getting the work done than cultivating staff
    - Analysis by staff often goes into a "black box," with no resulting satisfaction from seeing a result or impact

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your staff. They are important and you can reduce turn over if your learn to meet their basic needs (work hour flexibility, professional development, etc.)

  6.  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Get Me More in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Get Me More in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Office of Management and Budget full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    this place has the best benefits, you don't even have to work here

    Cons

    its hard to get into the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more open door sessions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great internship learning experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern In OIRA in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Summer Intern In OIRA in Washington, DC

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is less bureaucracy than one may expect and a lot of opportunity to work on a range of assignments across the federal government.
    There are opportunities for full-time employees to work on detail in different offices, and because of the nature of the OMB, there is constant interaction with senior government officials from many offices

    Cons

    The internship experience is unpaid, and general financial compensation for employees is good but not great.

  8.  

    Be the Ultimate Washington Insider at OMB

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Examiner in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Examiner in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Office of Management and Budget

    Pros

    -Everyone's really smart and driven -- no dead weight to deal with.
    -Work on really important, pressing policy issues. Feel like you're having an impact.
    -Get to find out what's going to be in sensitive legislation, speeches, etc. before the papers do!
    -Never a dull moment -- you jump around from one multi-hour assignment to another, which keeps things interesting. The days fly by.
    -Staff are generally in their mid-20s to early-30s.
    -OMB experience is highly valued by practically every other employer in town.

    Cons

    -Can be kind of intense/stressful work environment. Burn-out rate is relatively high -- people either stay for like 3 years, or 30 (if they're lucky enough to get a quiet porfolio, they decide they don't want to have kids, or they have a stay-at-home spouse).
    -Work-life balance is not great. Hard to plan your personal life because can be stuck at work on assignments without notice. Expected to monitor your blackberry in the morning, at night, on weekends...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Encourage positive feedback from managers. A simple "nice job" email goes a long way.
    -Bring back the perks, and you'll have a happier workforce. What does a commemorative egg from the White House easter egg roll cost, $8??

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful smart people working crazy hours doing powerful work

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

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget

    Pros

    OMB is an experience in itself. In other federal agencies decisions made by an SES are made by a GS-13 or 14. The responsibility is vast, the resources are slim and everyone else is smarter then you. Your authority over federal agencies is beyond compare and the long term respect that you receive from others is substantial throughout your entire career for having worked at OMB.

    Cons

    Hours can be very long and deadlines and fire drills an come without any warning. Because it is such a lean organization, OMB managers can be technically sharp but fail to manage well resulting in some staff burnout. Ether people stay at OMB for 2 years or 20. Its just that kind of place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to increase the OMB budget to provide better salaries in order to retain top-notch talent.

    Recommends
  10.  

    OMB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Assistant

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget

    Pros

    OMB is involved with many aspects of the President's agenda, so its work is important for the nation. Perhaps the biggest product it produces is the annual budget for the USA.

    Cons

    employees say around budget season the work hours become extremely heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's good.

    Recommends

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