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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Typical Government Job

    Sep 22, 2015 - Public Affairs Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Stable work with the opportunity to transfer to offices across the nation. 5% matching for retirement fund and paid overtime and comp time when the budget allows.

    Cons

    Not a great environment for younger workers; it can be stifling to creative or visionary employees. Medical benefits are average.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Disappointing.

    Jan 31, 2014 - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Federal government job affording employment security and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for upward mobility for personnel assigned to its field divisions regardless of work experience or length of employment.

    6 people found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Special Agent

    Nov 5, 2019 - Special Agent 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    * Opportunity to be part of high-profile investigations, kind of matters that you read on the front page of a newspaper. * Opportunity to use cool techniques/technologies to gather information to further your cases.

    Cons

    * Mediocre management (especially mid-level) at best. Part of the issue is that most mid-to-high level supervisors have little or no private sector experience or proper management training. Most are career government (civilian or former military). And government is not known for churning out good business leaders. Bureau is a government organization, but it is not much different than a big corporate behemoth. Issues at the team/squad-level are not much different than a those experienced within a corporate team. But supervisors have no clue how to deal with them. * Poor technology infrastructure. It is 2019. Everything runs on a tech backend. You can’t further investigations without using a tech. Bureau has the tools. But they are poorly built/maintained. If you want to remember what tech was like back in 2000, join the Bureau. * Poor and burdensome internal processes. Agents or other investigators shouldn’t spend hours dealing with unnecessary admin matters. Even something as simple as a travel request takes an unnecessary amount of time. Learn something from the private sector. * 80/20 rule - 20% of the workforce does the real work while the rest don’t contribute at best or slow you down at worst.