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"CMS - Not just Obamacare"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services full-time

Pros

Your reaction to working for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services is likely to be highly individualized depending upon your work unit and manager(s), In general, managers attitude to employees is highly professional. Salaries are generally higher (and in some cases significantly higher) than that job's counterpart in private industry, employees are not expected to work more than 40 hours a week, and managers are not particularly demanding. There is a decent (if no longer spectacular) pension system with some (but limited) 401K matching. Vacation and sick leave is good (and gets better the longer you work there) and most jobs allow for compressed schedules and telecommuting up to two days a week. The quality of many jobs is often dependant on what you bring to the table and your work ethic. Most jobs are located in Baltimore. There are ten Regional Offices, but many of those jobs entail outreach or customer service. IT support is excellent

Cons

Token bonuses. Work is often assigned based upon the ability and willingness of the employee to perform it. There is very limited accountability of employees after an initial probationary period, so work is generally not equitably distributed. Many regional office jobs involve resolving problem cases. Obtaining a job, including entry level, generally requires experience in the industries being overseen.

Advice to Management

CMS has been the victim of a mass exodus of experienced and effective employees as they reach retirement age. While civil service rules limit the ability of CMS to hire those employees as consultants, CMS management needs to figure out ways to utilize that talent and knowledge. Many employees operate at a spectacular level, while others do as little as they can get away with. CMS management is hamstrung by existing civil service rules from dealing with mediocre performance, but needs to demand more from employees. The Affordable Care Act website fiasco was likely forseen and the result of White House demands, but CMS management did a poor job in selecting the website contractor and finalizing regulations on a timely basis.

Other Employee Reviews for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  1. "Good place to work if you can avoid the bureaucratic runaround from HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work/life balance, good mission, training

    Cons

    too much red tape, compensation


  2. "Claims adjuster"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Claims Adjuster
    Current Contractor - Claims Adjuster
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a contractor

    Pros

    The company seem to be stable and secure from my research. Would like to know more.

    Cons

    Can't express the cons due to the fact I don't know that much about the company nor do I know anyone who has worked for the company.

    Advice to Management

    I have never worked for this company in a current or former position but would like to talk to someone more about a position.

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