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"18 years with two agencies"

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Current Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Woodlawn, MD
Current Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Woodlawn, MD
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Approves of CEO

I have been working at Federal Government full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The average salary in my chosen profession often is quite low. Because of equal work, equal pay initiatives, I get paid very well. On the other hand, I've worked on very important national and international projects.So the work can be exciting. And there may be an opportunity to make a real difference. Also, they are much more likely to hire and promote African Americans, Latinos and Hispanics, women and the disabled more often than the public sector.

Cons

The people are generally not particularly well-educated in their official jobs. If you can get in the right group--it can be exhilarating to work on important national issues. And you can meet and work with absolutely brilliant people. On the other hand, you could get stuck working with or for the 2/3 who seem to be the antithesis of creative. I mean the graphics people would work with hammers and chisels rather than computers if someone sometime in the late 90s dragged them kicking and screaming into the real world.

Advice to Management

Try planning for a change. Try keeping up with and seeing today's reality. Try hiring educated, maybe even accomplished specialists and not deciding, "Poof, you're a photographer!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    not a monotonous job at all!

    Cons

    there was too much favoritism and high expectations per a quota system


  2. "A decent start to my career but not idea for long term"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Security in position. Work environment is laid back

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for advancement. Workforce not innovative

    Advice to Management

    Reward productivity and not seniority

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