Washington DC Government Reviews

Updated July 15, 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. Government work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington DC Government

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  2. 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.


  3. cto job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington DC Government

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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


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  5. DC Political Machine Casualty

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington DC Government

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    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


  6. Working in DC government

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's public sector experience that is actually invaluable. This was something I wanted on my resume to round out the different types of industry experience.

    Cons

    government bureaucracy is rampant. If you worked in private industry first, and then came to government, this is a really hard concept to grasp and to wade through

    Advice to Management

    Manage your employees. There are many good employees out there, but they get discouraged by those "slug" employees who just get by and aren't motivated, but stay having a job because their manager doesn't manage them.


  7. Director - Application Infrastructure

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington DC Government

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Using technology to advance DC services across agencies and to the public

    Cons

    Challenges with budget; constraints were initiated without thinking

    Advice to Management

    Set government objectives; prioritize goals and then budget accordingly


  8. lawyer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time

    Pros

    good colleagues, location, stable, commute

    Cons

    administration, technology, software, benefits, pay, infrastructure,hours

    Advice to Management

    none, none, none, none


  9. DC government

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Public service is a great way to make a difference

    Cons

    Pace of change can be slow.


  10. Know Your Self and Be Confident

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers are amazing and supportive

    Cons

    the amount of work that is done, can be highly stressful


  11. Assessment Program Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OCFO in Clinton, MD
    Current Employee - OCFO in Clinton, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have more than 30 year’s experience working with the DC Government and private sector.

    Cons

    There are no Cons, I enjoy learning new things.

    Advice to Management

    I'm also advices myself to a higher level



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