Social Security Administration Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Just a job

    Current Employee - Attorney-Advisor in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Attorney-Advisor in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Steady employment. The organization has the overall mission of helping people in need. Government benefits. Reasonable hours. Depending on your position you can gain experience in several different areas.

    Cons

    Most employees think of work as "just a job." Can feel more like a factory worker than a professional. Not much is done to increase employee engagement or satisfaction besides federal government benefits.


  2. Claims Representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Social Security Administration full-time

    Pros

    The environment was friendly. Good co-workers. Got a chance to help people and learned a lot.

    Cons

    It can get stressful as the volume of work can be very high at times.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for advancement.


  3. Claims Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex time, government benefits, mobility

    Cons

    Heavy workload not commensurate with salary


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  5. Job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HOSA in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - HOSA in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Social Security Administration (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was the hours and benifits

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive


  6. A very bad place to work. Job is fun, but managers broke the place

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefit Authorizer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Benefit Authorizer in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I started here a few year back. The training is easy, the job is fun. you do make a difference in a lot of people lives. I love working at my current position but i am waiting for tele work to kick in so i don't have to see most of my coworkers. I archive permanent status so i can just do what i want and disregard the bad management. job is not stressful as people whines about and if someone complains that the job is stressful they just lazy and act high and mighty.

    Cons

    A lot of nepotism. Managers or senior staff mostly never went to college and a lot of people getting paid as gs 11 or gs 12 without even complete a high school diploma. If you know people you get promoted, even if you are bad at your job. co workers are anti social mostly because they are too afraid of talking to crazy people working at the place. the parking lot has double camera coverage on every column of parkings because of drugs problem. Homeland security regularly drugs search with k 9 unit. a manager got arrested on a fugitive warrant in FL due to DUIs. When his wife, another manager ( note the nepotism) comes clean out of his desk they found a stack of naked pictures of his mistress who he promoted into the leadership development program.

    Advice to Management

    you ever wonder why people leave the place ? it is you and not the job. I am just biting my times before i leave too. there is no advancement opportunity for me but just so you know i got 2nd job that i don't tell you about


  7. Benefits authorizer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, challenging work

    Cons

    Backed logged cases, little advancement oppurtunities


  8. Helpful (3)

    Good job, dry work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Attorney Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great management, low stress environment, friendly work environment, good work life balance, flexible schedule. Tele-working and good leave policy. Paid federal holidays. Certain discounts for government employees from some companies.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, dry work. The salary is lower than what a competitive firm would pay an attorney in the private sector, and with little room for advancement in the attorney position, there is not much to look forward to unless you want to enter a management role.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You've created a nice work environment. On a broader, agency-wide scale, I would suggest performance bonuses for employees in non-decision-making positions.


  9. Meaningful work, but can wear you down.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Social Security Administration full-time

    Pros

    You really get to help some people. It's touching.

    Cons

    You never lose a claimant. You'll be answering questions from them for years. Every week you get 30 more claimants. It adds up, and eventually you can't keep up with the follow-ups.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need more time to catch up with their backlog.


  10. Westcoast Metropolitan Patrol

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time

    Pros

    Awesome staff Very flexible Great locations Organized Caring Competitive pay opportunity for growth

    Cons

    A lot of locations do not have microwaves to bring your own food a lot of locations does not have a security office

    Advice to Management

    You guys are doing an amazing job, only thing is maybe when company grows more and more, try to get security guard offices


  11. Seniro Case Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Case Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Case Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Social Security Administration full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex time Paid Training self management

    Cons

    slow upward mobility Few opportunities Constant changing of management

    Advice to Management

    engage employees



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