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Washington DC Government Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
79 Reviews
3.0
79 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing here is job security (in 7 reviews)

  • High call volume, interesting work environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Small office and a lot of work to do for a small amount of people (in 2 reviews)

  • Did not provide good subpport to line staff (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington DC Government

    Pros

    The benefits were pretty good

    Cons

    The management was pretty sorry

  2.  

    Executive Staff - EOM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Special Advisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington DC Government full-time

    Pros

    Great time and good team. I loved the team I was working with and our ability to impact the residents of the DC. I worked cabinet level and mayoral staff so I might be a little biased but overall I felt as though we were all working to improve DC in the best ways we could.

    Cons

    Like all gov jobs there is bureaucracy to deal with as well as lousy pay compared to comparable private sector jobs or in the federal gov.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Washington DC Government Operations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Productivity Management Analyst; EMS Administrative Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Productivity Management Analyst; EMS Administrative Officer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington DC Government full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    DC Government is a conglomerate jurisdiction which includes State, County and City government operations. Delivery of Services to DC citizens, visitors and companies is the governments primary objective. Many opportunities for Certification and Training are available.

    Cons

    Layers of bureaucracy can often be an impediment to completion of tasks on time and within budget. Housing, commuting via automobile and parking are expensive and consume large blocks of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not forget that customer service should be the primary focus of every department, whether the customers be internal or external.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a good work experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington DC Government full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good training, friendly work environment, nice benefits.

    Cons

    Qualifications don't always equal job positioning, politics play part in most promotions and professionalism is lacking in some upper management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant changes in philosophy definitely lower morale of overall staff.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience that lasts a lifetime

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Counsel in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - General Counsel in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Jobs are fairly stable, the city and government are prospering and the work is rewarding. Much of your experience will depend on where you work. Management and experiences are widely different if you are working for the Council, Mayor, police department or Department of Public Works.

    Cons

    The politics keep changing, and your position may be affected for better or worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course. The outlook has never been better in the city

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall experience was ok, but definitely had it's drawbacks.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington DC Government full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, invested training options to increase productivity and marketibility.

    Cons

    Constant turnover in upper level management causing various ideas for progression within divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you hire people to think outside the box and then revert back to old ways of thinking it does not benefit the organization.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    More interested in politics than progress.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington DC Government full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting things can occur occasionally.

    Cons

    Politics trumps all. Gross incompetence at the top levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience but not so challenging work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outreach Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Outreach Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington DC Government as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to help out in the community and be a valuable resource and advocate for local African community.
    Fulfilling work.
    Office literally runs on interns! Great opportunity to meet and work with different people from all over Africa.

    Cons

    Internship is unpaid.
    Amount of activity depends on upcoming events and activities. May be underutilized or left to do unchallenging work if the office is going through a slow period.
    I noticed a bit of distance between the management and the interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work at showing more appreciation for interns.
    There should also be a conscious effort to bridge the awkwardness between interns and management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good job if you like the city

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    Former Employee - Firefighter Paramedic in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Firefighter Paramedic in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington DC Government full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High call volume, interesting work environment

    Cons

    Traffic, just a cog in the wheel

    Recommends
  11.  

    So much potential, but yet to be realized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Performance Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chief Performance Officer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a great deal of opportunity for talented individuals to advance within the DC Government. There are also many opportunities to experience things in a more comprehensive, yet compressed fashion than in the private sector. I think that working in DC Government is a great segue for consulting. Great working environment and good for relationship building.

    Cons

    Unstable leadership, lack of overall vision and strategic direction, no real focus on bottom lines. Sometimes, it can be difficult and frustrating to navigate through egos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on professional development and investing in staff that show potential and promise. Figure out more effective ways to recruit and retain high quality talent that who is actually vested in the organization's mission. Communicate better and figure out ways to eliminate redundancy and not operate in silos.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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