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Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Associate General Counsel

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, good life/work balance, good telework policy.

    Cons

    The normal government gripes. Slow government employees take a while to process promotions. etc.


  2. Not the worst place, but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at U.S. General Services Administration

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Allowed flexible work arrangements, def plus for work/life balance

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth and advancement, as well as training.


  3. Communications Specialist

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Great telework options. Alternate work schedule is nice. I have a great first-level supervisor, who I really appreciate and respect. Some cool opportunities.

    Cons

    So many reorganizations, feels like you can't get anything done.


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  5. Favoritism plays a big part in promotional opportunities in our agency.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great retirement offered by Government through IRA's And TSP options.

    Cons

    Favoritism plays a big part in promotional opportunities in our agency.

    Advice to Management

    Management should review resume prior to interviews.


  6. Good work enviroment.

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at U.S. General Services Administration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training and good work environment.

    Cons

    Possible layoffs if not employed as a permanent employee.


  7. GSA is a great company to work with and to work with And other agency

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    the pros is the ability to work and to do your best

    Cons

    The length it takes to get projects approve


  8. Needs much help...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist

    I worked at U.S. General Services Administration

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The agency offer plenty of trainings and benefit programs. The salary is not bad as well.

    Cons

    Promotional positions are given to the under qualified and ineligible (unfair competition).

    Advice to Management

    Allow all employees to be cross-trained throughout the Agency.


  9. GSA was among the top 20 government places to work during the first decade of the new millineum.

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    Former Employee - Asset Manager
    Former Employee - Asset Manager

    I worked at U.S. General Services Administration

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hiring capacity to bring on new, young, smart, talent, and open minded management group to lead the teams.

    Cons

    The Las Vegas incident was overblown and overreacted to by most and they've taken significant steps backward.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, trust your people from actions. Its easy to see through words when actions do not support the words.


  10. Helpful (3)

    common sense level is at zero

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    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    as a contractor - none.. we got paid time off on federal holidays and that's about the extent of positive experiences

    Cons

    -most people that work there are just a bunch of automatons.... spending the day there is like watching paint dry ( I know cubicle jobs are typically boring, but this place took it to another level)

    -some managers were a nightmare.. you have to deal with omnipresent micro-managers who would constantly stare at employees to the point of uncomfortable

    - ever since the vegas scandal, they don't spend money on anything.. no napkins, cups or anything in the break room.. same goes for office supplies.. when I asked for a mouse pad once I got a sticky used one...umm thanks?

    Advice to Management

    quit or retire.. everyone is looking after their own self interest there's no reasoning with these people.. anytime you ask anything or suggest anything.. you get a rehearsed answer that doesn't even make sense


  11. Helpful (1)

    This is the Government. No matter what they say about trying to be like private industry-- it's the GOVERNMENT.

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    Current Employee - Contracting in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Contracting in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Liberal work/life balance and good benefits. The leadership is very political and has no professional background except working for the Government.

    Cons

    Professional level of co-workers is very low. Advancement is non existent, unless you are under 40.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of performers. Measure actual performance, not ridiculous things like employee engagement or other soft targets. Watch the actual bottom line, not made up statistics.

    Forget your National Office wunderkinds- they don't know what they're talking about. Talk to your regions if you really want to know what's going on. Your staff in DC is myopic and not productive.

    Best thing to happen was for Tangherlini to move on, no agenda except cutting costs regardless of the impact on service or quality.



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