Social Security Administration Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Carolyn W. Colvin
52 Ratings

Pros
  • Good work life balance possible (in 17 reviews)

  • Benefits were great and flexible work schedule (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • I was laid off due to budget issues (in 7 reviews)

  • Old out of date computer systems (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great Job

    Current Employee - Attorney-Advisor
    Current Employee - Attorney-Advisor

    I have been working at Social Security Administration (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance Job Security Benefits - generous leave and pension

    Cons

    Hard to advance past GS-13


  2. Social Security

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Social Security Administration part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, very helpful and patient. Great environment if you like constant change. Lots of interaction with co-workers and management. Hard work but lots of celebrating and food .... you are one of the crew as soon as you start and they are so helpful and encouraging !

    Cons

    Hiring freeze on while I was there. really wanted to get hired

    Advice to Management

    don't forget me when the ability to hire comes !


  3. SSA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great people, Great pay. Room for advancement

    Cons

    I have none I love the job


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  5. Employee/labor relations

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Seem very organized, liked the process

    Cons

    Have not started yet. Just accepted job offer.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Great agency

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodlawn, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodlawn, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This review applies to the headquarters location only. The agency is very supportive of personal development and training. Flexible work schedules including telework. Opportunities for advancement. Ability to gain valuable experience and do meaningful work. Great team atmosphere.

    Cons

    My time in the field offices were very different from working in headquarters. Training and advancement is minimal. Work schedules are not as flexible due to the nature of the job.

    Advice to Management

    For field office locations, moral seemed to be an issue. The CRs and SRs work very hard, and often times feel unappreciated.


  7. Thumbs up

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime, great management, work schedule is flexible, team players and morale is high. Overall great place to work.

    Cons

    There isn't any cons. I can't speak for every SSA office only the one I work for so your experience may not be as awesome as mine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work because you guys are the real MVP's lol


  8. ssa

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good management, good benefits, help people

    Cons

    take to much money out of check for union dues, retirement

    Advice to Management

    management works well with staff


  9. COMPUTER OPERATOR, SECRETARY, SCHULAR

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodlawn, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodlawn, MD

    I worked at Social Security Administration (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Secure Job, meet lots of people, learn a lot about life and how the checks and other things are processed. Work plenty of overtime

    Cons

    THERE ARE NO DOWN SIDE TO WORKING FOR THE GOVERMENT.


  10. Would not recommend

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Liberal leave rules and good salary

    Cons

    Lack of training and promotions awarded to unqualified personnel. This results in inadequate service to the public.

    Advice to Management

    Better training and work harder to ensure unqualified personnel are not retained beyond probationary periods. This agency tends to hire based on race and ethnicity in order to appear diverse. This sometimes results in passing over a better more qualified individual.


  11. Personal Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Social Security Administration (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great advancement in job opportunities. Excellent benefits, and vacation time

    Cons

    Although the job offered EEO to employees, it was only provided to certain employees not based on your credentials, but on who was the bosses company pet. A lot of great people with work skills were overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees fairly based on their knowledge and skills, as well as job opportunities for those who asked for help in advancing their skills and were willing to work hard to get ahead and that were truly team players. A lot of great people were overlooked.



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