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FTC Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  • There is a clear class line between attorneys and support staff (in 4 reviews)

  • Moves as quickly as you would expect a government agency to (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FTC full-time

    Pros

    The atmosphere is supportive and collegial. Everyone's door is always open to chat, and the atmosphere is highly collaborative.

    Cons

    There are no cons to speak of.


  2. "Senior Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Senior Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FTC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is very satisfying - helming inured consumers.

    Cons

    There is no downside when you are helping consumers.

  3. "Research Assistatnt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at FTC full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for training and helpful coworkers

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for growth in the position


  4. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at FTC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is work come as needed in basis depending on which department you are with. They sometimes forget you are there and you do become a number, in that case make sure you keep yourself out there and your name out there to get up in the ladder.

    Cons

    They really don't try to keep there employees, depending on which level and department you are with.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees, send them to trainings, help them build their skills up to become better for your agency to keep them within.


  5. "Human Resources Generalist"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, Enjoyed advising managers, had more freedom guiding them

    Cons

    Supervisors are rather rigid. career lines are rigid, Difficult to move int different career possibilties

    Advice to Management

    right now? do your job in away that continues the previous forward progress of protecting the consumer and keep your confidences close


  6. "Reviewer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FTC full-time

    Pros

    There are so many opportunities for career development, from training to formal mentoring programs. Everyone really seems to care about helping you figure out your passions and will go out of their way to help you find projects you are interested in.

    Cons

    You are working for the government, so of course you are underpaid.


  7. "Friendly"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Friendly environment, invested in interns, preparation for paralegal program

    Cons

    experience highly dependent on deparment

  8. "Excellent mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FTC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission cant be questioned, protecting consumers and promoting competition in the market

    Cons

    Need more resources to make workload manageable

    Advice to Management

    If additional resources are not possible, at least provide maximum flexibility, rewards and kindness to existing staff who are there everyday supporting the mission.


  9. "Paralegal"

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

    I worked at FTC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll have a life working here because the work is redundant and mundane.

    Cons

    Being promoted from a paralegal to investigative staff is impossible -- especially when supervisors are not interested in helping. Project managers are incompetent and uncommunicative. There is a clear class line between attorneys and support staff.


  10. "Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Non-attorney staff have little room for advancement


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