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Federal Government Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  • Lower pay than in private sector (in 35 reviews)

  • Long hours long days something new everyday (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great mission, culture, and people to work with.

    Cons

    Compensation, long hours, limited growth potential.


  2. "Rating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Government full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Various types of positions available

    Cons

    Good management can be a hit or miss

    Advice to Management

    Get training on how to manage people


  3. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    No discrimination (ageism, sexism, etc.). Great team members

    Cons

    Current CEO is not competent


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  5. "Senior Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Great Career Ladder, Good Benifits

    Cons

    Frustrating bureaucracy, limited professional growth. Upper out policy

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "19 Delta Cavalry scout"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    health benefits, career benefits, good training on disciplinary skills

    Cons

    stressful environment, risk level on injury,


  7. "Good Job in DC Area"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits and salary as well as work life balance!

    Cons

    Not many career advancement opportunities.


  8. "Rating Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Rating Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Rating Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistent steady work. Regular work hours, time off, holidays, and work from home were the benefits of working there.

    Cons

    Employees are kept around despite productivity. Some employees are moved up just to get them out of positions they aren't good at. Production and quality are always higher than can be met due to workload demands. Mandatory overtime can be in effect due to current politics.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who go above and beyond what is needed since there are not many ways to reward those employees. Also because there are many who are there just to put in time, not improve the workload.


  9. "Electronics Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, flexible work hours,

    Cons

    Some bad managers, especially x-military folks make the job environment crazy. X-military folks don't understand the difference between civilian and military environment and not necessarily they are more productive than private sectors.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not put military folks in the mid level management. They create too much problem for no reason.


  10. "Senior instructor writer"

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    Current Employee - E7 U S Army in Fort Sill, OK
    Current Employee - E7 U S Army in Fort Sill, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are the greatest. Giving back to the Army with knowledge and experience is an awesome feeling. Knowing that the future soldiers are being trained to the fullest.

    Cons

    The caliber of soldiers are not the same. Although they maybe smarter there tolerance for disclipine is lacking. It's takes a lot of patience to train soldiers.

    Advice to Management

    My chain of command has been great and very supportive.


  11. "Stable Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    stable position that I get a pay check every two weeks

    Cons

    politics, leadership, policies, and such



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