U.S. Office of Personnel Management

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U.S. Office of Personnel Management Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
31 Reviews

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  1.  

    Calm cool and collective environment

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    Former Employee - Assessment Support Administrator  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assessment Support Administrator in Washington, DC

    I worked at U.S. Office of Personnel Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary and yearly raise, medical benefits, opportunity for advancement. There are sites with free course to help with advancement. You can also take college courses that are in relation to your work that would be paid for.

    Cons

    Depts can be phased out if there is no longer a need and not all employees are able to move to another position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Not a bad place but could be better

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    Former Employee - Federal Background Investigator  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Federal Background Investigator in Arlington, VA

    I worked at U.S. Office of Personnel Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work your own work schedule as an investigator.

    Cons

    you have to take most of your work home and that can tie into your personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the complaints of the employees there is a reason they are happening.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Satisfying Work - No strategic or innovative thinking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Office of Personnel Management full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Steady employment, steady salary, steady benefits. For the most part colleagues are excited about the mission and work really hard every day.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic thinking and innovation from leadership team. For instance we are years behind in technology as compared to other agencies. Most employees who require cell phones for the job are still issued flip phones with no internet or text capability or functionality. The laptops they issue are old and refurbished. The IT department secures enough at a 1:1 ratio so when a laptop, printer, cell phone, GPS goes down, there is usually no way to quickly replace the broken piece of equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should learn to communicate effectively with rank-and-file. Certain leaders in the organization believe knowledge is power - literally. They believe the rest of the adults in the organization are "protected" by not sharing information. Recent Employee Viewpoint Survey results shared with my team support that belief too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    It was OK.

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    Former Employee - Federal Investigator
    Former Employee - Federal Investigator

    I worked at U.S. Office of Personnel Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and work life balance.

    Cons

    Repetitive Work and can be boring at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great people, but repetitive

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    Former Employee - Contact Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Contact Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at U.S. Office of Personnel Management full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In my experience supervisors were understanding.
    People try to help you.
    Work is not too demanding.

    Cons

    Work is repetitive.
    You might lose interest soon.
    Pay is not very competitive.

  7.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at U.S. Office of Personnel Management full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great collaborative culture. As a new intern, I was welcomed and trained.

    Cons

    Stale at the top of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    So-So

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Office of Personnel Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hard to say what the pros are. Decent pay. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    No kudos for going above and beyond. No room for growth anymore if you aren't a Vet.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Difficult environment to work in, no team work.

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at U.S. Office of Personnel Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    OPM offers an interesting work load and the opportunity to work in a diverse programming atmosphere, plenty of training and education opportunities.

    Cons

    The staff and senior members are VERY difficult to work with. If they decide they don't like you, they begin their task of getting you out the door. I was hospitalized for 14 days during my employ at OPM, one senior staffer was gossiping that I was not ill. A lot of backbiting, gossip and so forth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After 30 years they should clear the dinosaurs out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Federal Investigative Services

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    Former Employee - Investigator
    Former Employee - Investigator

    I worked at U.S. Office of Personnel Management full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work they do is vital to national security. Good place to start your career in the federal gov't. (Don't hang around, find what you REALLY want to do and move on.)

    Cons

    Too bad they are guided by 30 something females whose goal is to rid the agency of older males, both black and white through micro-management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because your employees are getting older and slower, is no reason to hit them with the rule book so often that they are faced with early retirement or termination at the hands of those 30 something women.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    I had a great time working for Nationwide Testing

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    Current Employee - Assessment Support Administrator  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Assessment Support Administrator in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at U.S. Office of Personnel Management part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work independently, paid mtime and mileage from door to door

    Cons

    They had cut this division and I'm losing my gig.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, keep NWT viable. We do so much and cost so little.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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