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"an okay carer"

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
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Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Federal Government full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

in almost thirty years, its been an okay career to have. relatively stable, relatively exciting, some career growth.

Cons

the outlook for current and new hires is poor

Other Employee Reviews for Federal Government

  1. "Time to go now"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Environmental in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and vacation time College Degree Paid

    Cons

    Racism, ignorance, sexist, unqualified, jeliousy, intimidated people

    Advice to Management

    Color dont make a manager


  2. Helpful (1)

    "For the first 15 years working in government contracts was a great way to grow. Significant drawbacks in last 7 years."

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    Former Employee - Contracting Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Contracting Officer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many classes to teach you the federal contracting field. Also were allowed to taking budget, appropriations, systems, program management and software coursework that could apply to federal contracting. Opportunity to travel a few times for site visits, representing the federal government. salary increased more quickly than in private industry and was an incentive to stay. Ability to work with many new systems and different types of federal contracting.

    Cons

    More and more hires were not as educated and their writing skills were lacking, as well as their ability to take direction easily. Quality of work product suffered which would often lead to problems later. Young management promoted without enough real contracting experience, so leadership suffered. Matrix management does not work well in federal contracting and also created unclear lines of supervisory authority with unfortunate consequences. Real loss when experienced managers began to retire en masse. Should have been slower transition or they should have gotten aid in adjusting to modern technologies.

    Advice to Management

    there is a 10 year age gap in my old agency. Need independent technology consultants to help out the older workers to deal with the huge amount of new technology and software available so they can still get their work done and learn the new systems. Need to stop the hemmoraging of wise older managers.

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