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Federal Government Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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  • "The salary is about one-third of that available in the private sector" (in 49 reviews)

  • "Often work long hours and must be available 24/7 depending on national situations" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "entertainment is key to world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it is the best place withy friendly working condition

    Cons

    exelent job to all sections

    Advice to Management

    proper treatment to wokers


  2. "Great Employment"

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    Current Employee - Victim Advocate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Victim Advocate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits and great recognition for work

    Cons

    government instability of funding

  3. "I Learned So Much"

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    Current Employee - Cyber Transport in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Cyber Transport in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, Benefits, Experience, Life Skills, You're given time to grow.

    Cons

    Culture can be overbearing at times, Leadership is hit-or-miss.


  4. "Job security"

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    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Job security for sure definitely

    Cons

    Democracy, working for the man


  5. "Aircraft Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is really good and

    Cons

    Hours of work are to early


  6. "Federal"

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

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

    Pros

    Security, Focus, Mission Driven, Training, Hours.

    Cons

    Contractor vs Federal Service Debate. Lack of respect from CIV population.

    Advice to Management

    Get along.


  7. "Operations"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, for the workload

    Cons

    Funding issues, when there is no budget

    Advice to Management

    Take care of everyone

  8. "Federal government"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, one of the best

    Cons

    Cost of living is not in line


  9. "Procurement analyst"

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    Former Employee - Procurement in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Former Employee - Procurement in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great leave, lots of experience

    Cons

    Poor management lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Communicate


  10. "Good job"

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

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

    Pros

    Good job, good benefits, and room for growth.

    Cons

    Short staff for 3 years, no change and no obvious effort made to change it, but still expected to get the same amount of work done as if fully staffed. Ungrateful superiors.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.