I worked at Washington DC Government full-time (More than 3 years)
Excellent benefits and competitive salary- especially if you have a union position. It's nice to be able to metro to and from work as well. The other great thing is that there are always opportunities to move to other agencies or departments if you stick around long enough. Overall, a great learning experience and opportunity to work on highly visible, and forward thinking projects. Plus, alot of the mid-level staff are intelligent, hard working and great to work with.
Red tape for days, alot of bureaucracy, and depending on where you work, there are some employees and departments who are notoriously unresponsive. It takes forever to get things done and EVERYTHING is political. Some of the political appointees to head agencies are not good fits and so morale is low in many agencies. This also seems to be an issue with many of the associate directors. The most qualified person does not always get the job, and even then it's all about who you know.
Advice to Management
I wish there was a way to hold individual workers and agencies more accountable. It would also be great if they could work on leveling out pay grades across all the agencies.
I applied online. I interviewed at Washington DC Government (Washington, DC) in June 2017.
Took 4 weeks till in person interview.
In person interview was intense, took one hour. Very formal.
Need to know all about details in job description. Took only a week until i hear result.
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