Washington DC Government Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Vincent C. Gray
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Pros
  • The best thing here is job security (in 7 reviews)

  • good team work environment internally and amongst other agencies throughout the city government (in 4 reviews)

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

  • Too much politics play among employee (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Rapid promotion with initiative, hard work, and the right qualifications.

    Cons

    Uneven work distribution, work culture needs improvement, working with underqualified/unmotivated staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring good people


  2. It's a job

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    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington DC Government (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good benefits. Easy communte.

    Cons

    Horrible upper management. Little room to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire DC residents. Promote from within.


  3. Teacher in Blues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time

    Pros

    Good vacation, work schedules and flexibility

    Cons

    Too much curriculum to attend to over the course of the year. Not enough planning time and the rating system is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Impact system


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  5. DC Government Feedback

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    Former Employee - Deputy Director, Facilities Management in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Deputy Director, Facilities Management in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Government with willingness to invest in growth and sustainability.

    Cons

    It is political as you would expect with any other government role and that politics can drive changes for the negative.

    Advice to Management

    When you have good resources in leadership positions, do not just make changes to appease contributors to your campaign.


  6. Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington DC Government (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, unfortunately little distribution of work and not enough work (which others may find as a pro).

    Cons

    Innovation and change is never encouraged or rewarded. The DC Gov't, as encouraged by Mayor Bowser, does not seem to accept that the city is becoming much more diverse, therefore the diversity of the workforce should reflect the diversity of the city now, NOT 40 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Creativity, innovation, thinking out of the box, viewing change as a possibility for improvement, hire a more diverse upper management staff, and stop hanging onto city gov't as defined by the late Marion Barry 45 years ago.


  7. DC Outsider

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Local government is a great experience to get your feet wet, and you can tell that a lot of the people there are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    There's a lot of entrenched bureaucracy and a lot of people who make far more than they should.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the bad apples and the people who can't do their jobs correctly.


  8. Government work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Surprisingly solid benefits (tax shelter 401k w/ no penalty for early withdrawl, <$40 month health care, free dental and optical.

    Cons

    Invariably you work longer than your scheduled 9-5, don't even think about getting overtime either. Bureaucracy and inefficiency saps motivation to actually improve the city.


  9. Program Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Local government experience; Provides a feeling for helping District residents; Interacting with a diverse group of people

    Cons

    Agency is apprehensive to change.


  10. cto job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    full time job with benefits

    Cons

    lack of funding government sector

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. DC Political Machine Casualty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    We rocked Honesty Integrity VisionaRy Personality We were the only honest campaign and we worked hard all the way to the finish line.

    Cons

    We didn't win. It was not a fair election



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