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Federal Government Reviews

Updated July 11, 2018
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  • "low salary compared with the private sector" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Often work long hours and must be available 24/7 depending on national situations" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Clinical Psychologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    benefits, student loan repayment, retirement options

    Cons

    Subject to furloughs and political management


  2. "Its a good job with good benefits and good employee perks"

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

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers, Benefits, leave accrual, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Dysfunctional workload, can be difficult to get the information required to complete grants from recipients and customers.

  3. "It’s nice to feel like you are working towards a greater purpose."

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    Current Employee - Public Health Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Public Health Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, vacation time, location, working with extremely smart, passionate, driven people

    Cons

    Can be challenging to work in the current political climate


  4. "Data Entry Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Government part-time

    Pros

    very flexible with outside schedule

    Cons

    Not much other than dealing with customers


  5. "Good Stuff"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Your promotion is on you and only you.

    Cons

    Hours can be lengthy and no overtime pay.


  6. "Financial Management Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Interesting data analysis and creative visualization.

    Cons

    Extended desk time and screen time.

    Advice to Management

    Foster healthy fitness regimen.


  7. "Ro"

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

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

    Pros

    Regular pay and decient health care.

    Cons

    Mico management, and managers who will not care about your personal goals.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as intelligent adults.

  8. "Government STEM Fields"

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    Current Employee - Research Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Research Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule / Work-Life Balance
    Education / Training Benefits
    Travel
    Can Find Interesting Work

    Cons

    Slow / Bureaucracy
    Somewhat Isolated from Real World
    Hard to Telework
    Behind the Times / Old Tech
    Compensation Tends to be Low for STEM Fields
    Political Football -- Will the Terms of Employment I Agreed to Still Apply in X Years?
    Poor Infrastructure / Facilities


  9. "Purchasing Agent"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Fort Sill, OK
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Fort Sill, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great enter level position for acquisition.

    Cons

    Employees with good work ethics are pulled on while substandard employees are permitted to work less. Career advancement is poor unless you are in a progressing position that starts as a GS 05 or GS 07 with a promotion every year.

    Advice to Management

    All employees should be held accountable for responsibilities. Management needs to discipline substandard employees.


  10. "Stability"

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

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Stability, Opportunities for Growth, Benefits

    Cons

    No Bonuses/Low monetary incentives
    Physical Facility Conditions leave a lot to be desired
    Very political environment
    No ability to work from home


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