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Updated January 19, 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 29 reviews)

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  1. "Senior IT Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Job has lots of flexibility and opportunities to perform "out of box" thinking

    Cons

    Often work long hours and must be available 24/7 depending on national situations

    Advice to Management

    Ensure employees are taking needed time off to ensure they are not becoming fatigued


  2. "Field Economist"

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    Current Employee - Field Economist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Field Economist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A fairly unique position that gets to see the local economy. The management in our program are actually wonderful. The benefits are good and count years spent in the military.

    Cons

    You have to deal with some red tape.

  3. "Interesting Work, Slow Promotions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Impactful Work, Dedicated Workforce, Job Stability, Opportunity for Growth

    Cons

    Limited financial remuneration, some co-workers impossible to fire, difficult to innovate, senior management inflexible/impervious to change.


  4. "There is a need to review the position description and the functionality that accompanies the position."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The stability of employment and the benefits is very appealing but may bring complacency in the workplace.

    Cons

    The Stagnation and dogmatic system of Government business practices may be detrimental to the agency in bringing the best candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Study and analyze the full spectrum of diversity in the workforce.


  5. "Salary with benefits"

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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

    Outstanding 401 match, vacations, salaries

    Cons

    Difficult to release poor performers


  6. "Federal Job"

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

    Pros

    Great job stability and opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Salary isn't always comparable to private sector


  7. "Senior Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work.

    Cons

    Can require frequent moves overseas.

  8. "My job in a Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Security, Good Wages, and Benefits

    Cons

    There is no incentive to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to incentivize labor output.


  9. "Good career"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay with generous step increases lots of opportunities for overtime. Decent retirement and top notch 401k. Health benefits good as well.

    Cons

    Long hours. Work/life balance. You’ll work overtime whether you want to or not occasionally. Depending on location you will need the overtime.


  10. "Review for US government work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Stable employment for your family

    Cons

    Threat of government shutdown yearly


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