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"Not for the Ambitious"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Tax Examiner in Holtsville, NY
Current Employee - Tax Examiner in Holtsville, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible schedules- good for working moms
Increasing vacation time with experience
Retirement plan matching
Stable

Cons

Low salary
Difficult to advance
Unambitious coworkers
Many positions are very stressful

Advice to Management

In order to keep exceptional employees, there should be opportunities for advancement that are not simply based on the number of years at the job. There should also be more flexibility in movement to areas that are better suited to the employee. Preventing an employee from getting another position just because it is at the same grade level is discouraging and hinders employee growth.

Other Employee Reviews for Federal Government

  1. "Be careful what you wish for..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are decent, and the mission, at least writ large, is obvious and appealing. Bonuses, while small, can still relatively easily be obtained.

    Cons

    The ennui is contagious and the workplace is not one for the over-achiever. In addition, transitioning to higher positions of managerial importance is exceedingly difficult, as people refuse to retire before they are forced out. Managers frequently do not understand their roles and feel threatened by hard workers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire carefully and fire more readily. Mentor people more!


  2. "I love the hours, cause they allow me the freedom to travel"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have good Benifits for your family

    Cons

    You have to wait for your pay, 20 days 30 days

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