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Federal Government Reviews

Updated September 23, 2018
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  • "Salary isn't always comparable to private sector" (in 46 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great workplace"

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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

    Lots of opportunity, job security, great benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, older workforce, limited salary growth potential, portions based on time in grade and not merit


  2. "Typical Manager Salary for Fed Gvt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    benefits, health, dental, vision time off

    Cons

    it's the government so take it with a grain of salt

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Federal Government (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunities for all employees

    Cons

    Lack of leadership for other executives and managers

    Advice to Management

    Provide relevant leadership training


  4. "Claims rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Time off, flex schedule, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Limited room to grow, no work from home


  5. "Fed Gov"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedules
    employee protections
    job security

    Cons

    difficult to move around
    difficult to navigate application process


  6. "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

    Stability, competitive salary, retirement planning, respect, ability to inter transfer and grow across multiple job titles and product lines.

    Cons

    Office politics, antiquated technology, oppressive rules on personal electric devices and open technology applications in mission spaces


  7. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Flexible in finding alternative positions within the government.

    Cons

    Slow to change and update.

  8. "Be prepared"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and culture

    Cons

    Process can take longer than expected...


  9. "Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits and work schedule

    Cons

    There are no cons thank you


  10. "IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Federal government encourages diversity of cultures

    Cons

    Too much politics. True talent is not promoted

    Advice to Management

    Recognize true talent


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