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Updated February 20, 2018
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  • occasional overly ambitious person just marking time to leverage for a job in the private sector (in 42 reviews)

  • Often work long hours and must be available 24/7 depending on national situations (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Customer Service Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Lead Customer Service Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are able to provide service for the government and citizens

    Cons

    There aren't any cons so far

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  2. "Federal Govt is great while it lasts"

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    Current Employee - First Line Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - First Line Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (for now).
    Being able to work with committed Americans from all over the country.

    Cons

    Politicians constantly saying that you're lazy, worthless, and trying to undermine the country.

    Advice to Management

    Protect and develop your people.

  3. "Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Mission driven organization and culture

    Cons

    Administrative work load reduces effectiveness

    Advice to Management

    More support


  4. "engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits holidays

    Cons

    i commute seventy miles to work


  5. "Administrator"

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

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work schedule and people

    Cons

    No upward advancement in current position

    Advice to Management

    Listen to subordinates


  6. "Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    best benefits, and places to work and retire.

    Cons

    furloughs, bad managers and co-workers.


  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers, doing a job that makes a difference

    Cons

    Public perception that federal workers are lazy / inept
    Annual funding problems/ interruptions

  8. "Working for Uncle Sam Now"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Investigator in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation time off after 15 years is 1 day per pay period or 26 days per year.
    Good pay, stable working environment.

    Cons

    Some agencies have limited upward mobility.


  9. "Program Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only if one is ready to retire on the job

    Cons

    Program and project related skills not effectively utilized

    Advice to Management

    Organization in transition


  10. "CISO"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Great work. Challenging. Constantly changing.

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day.


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