Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Team

    Jan 23, 2022 - Cert Representative in Phila, PA
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    Pros

    Camaraderie with colleagues is superb amongst peers and Admin.

    Cons

    The pay could be more considering the amount of work that we are required to do

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place to work

    May 21, 2022 - Regional Emergency Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
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    Pros

    important mission good team flexible good pay good benefits

    Cons

    bureaucratic slow to change policy big overlap of responsibilities in various sections doesn't always understand the customer

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Interesting and meaningful work

    Mar 8, 2022 - Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    The work can be very interesting and meaningful--intellectually stimulating. At least this is the case in my area. It is an opportunity to make a difference. I can't say that one will necessarily be rewarded monetarily or with recognition , but hard and good work will result in getting even more interesting work. For those who are savvy in navigating the culture, there is tremendous opportunity due to the age and retirement trends of the workforce. If you aren't happy with a boss or your situation, it is possible to change jobs to somewhere else in federal service without losing benefits, vacation time, etc.

    Cons

    Typical government bureaucracy in getting things done. A number of supervisors, managers and co-workers are not very good. The senior level leaders tend to leave or move every 2-4 years, largely because of elections and resulting political appointments. This causes disruption and periods of indecision and inactivity. The environment is a throw-back and not appealing to young people or those who have worked in the private sector. There is a lot of talk about developing people and their careers, but little action. In spite of supposed "Merit Principles" most promotions go to someone the manager knows and wants in advance of posting the position. You can't wait to be recognized; you must be your own best advocate and push for your career.

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