U.S. General Services Administration

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U.S. General Services Administration Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
102 Reviews
3.2
102 Reviews
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U.S. General Services Administration Acting Administrator Daniel M. Tangherlini
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life Balance is exceptional in today's environment (in 18 reviews)

  • Teleworking, New technology initiatives, Flexible work hours (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Not as in tune with private-sector business principles as one would hope (in 4 reviews)

  • It's the federal government so there is quite a bit of red tape and slow movement (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    I like it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration

    Pros

    Great people that lead to great teamwork.

    Cons

    Theres always a bad seed in every office. In which it kind of ruins everything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more employees to get training in other fields or more in depth in their current field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    GSA Region 2

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Leasing Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Work-Life Balance, Telework available

    Cons

    Moving to the 55th Floor of 1WTC, Some micromanagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are things that work in other Regions in GSA that should be implemented here, and are not. Management is struggling to find ways to get things done when they are working well elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Interview

    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    very basic interview but very professional

    Cons

    Pay wasn't what I wanted but accepted

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Tremendous opportunity to influence the Design, Build, Operate community of Facility Portfolio Owners

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

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration

    Pros

    Never bored, always a new challenge/opportunity. Working with professionals in all areas. Ability to establish improved policies and procedures, as well as creating new National Standards in Building Asset Classification Systems.

    Cons

    Decentralized management structure creates too many layers of management and leads to an consensus driven decision making process which discourages innovative solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a need for business lines to integrate decision making to better serve the taxpayers through lowering the costs of ownership of the built environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at U.S. General Services Administration as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Nice co-workers, laid back environment

    Cons

    Very boring and mundane, work consisted of scanning all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns are there to experience day to day operations versus busy work. I really don't feel as if I learned anything valuable pertaining to real estate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people, but processes are not consistent and it's all about who you know.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time

    Pros

    GSA believes in telework which is awesome, there are also alternative work schedules available for most employees. Usually GSA has higher graded positions than other federal agencies.

    Cons

    Lack of progression once you get to GS-12. Favoritism is alive and well and for most promotion opportunities, it is already pre-determined who gets the position (although that is illegal and very hard to prove.) Also, autonomy is non-existant and as an employee, you will not be allowed to use your brain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow achievers to grow without micro-managing and make the hiring process more fair. You should not promote others solely due to longevity. Skill level, experience, and technical know-how is much more important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Interesting and rewarding

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

    I worked at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Many functions and responsibilities

    Cons

    It's the federal government so there is quite a bit of red tape and slow movement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration

    Pros

    work-life balance and mobile work

    Cons

    bureaucracy - not enough performance management or results driven incentives

  10.  

    Enterprise lost.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration

    Pros

    Portfolio can't be beat, and opportunities to work with top talent outside the organization abound.

    Cons

    Great work, a few dedicated people, but the organization suffers from widespread malaise, and leadership operates from a place of raw self-interest and naïveté.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Intern Program at GSA

    Cons

    Lack of adequate well educated people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more eager interns and career oriented people who are enthusiastic about work.

    No opinion of CEO

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