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"US Federal Government, general review"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Pros

The experience varies so widely depending on the agency or department. In general there are a lot of smart people, and such a wide range of job functions that there is 'something for everyone'.

Cons

The cliches about the bureaucracy are true. Ton of red tape, and, in spite of being quite busy, sometimes it is hard to see exactly what has been accomplished.

Advice to Management

Making sure that competent people advance, while manager who are not good at their jobs do not continue to do damage within an agency is so important for both morale and mission effectiveness.

Other Employee Reviews for Department of Commerce

  1. "OK but bureaucratic"

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    Many varied and interesting areas of work, with lots of different technologies.
    Public Service rules protect pay levels and work / life balance.
    Office locations and fit-outs are good.

    Cons

    It is a bureaucracy, not as big as some but still a bureaucracy.
    Little internal advancement is possible. No money for training courses.

    Advice to Management

    Get out and meet the staff at the coal face, javascript:none();and not just so you can have something for the weekly staff bulletin.


  2. "Senior Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Department of Commerce (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, meaningful work for the U.S. government and private sector

    Cons

    Limited salary mobility; uninnovative culture, bureaucratic

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