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Federal Government Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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Pros
  • The government offers great work/life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • Job security, education is paid for life time friendships (in 105 reviews)

Cons
  • occasional overly ambitious person just marking time to leverage for a job in the private sector (in 38 reviews)

  • Long hours away from home with an unprofessional peer group (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Federal Government"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Claims Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistently training and improving employees.

    Cons

    Repetitive work and some employees are jaded.

    Advice to Management

    Lead not manage. Its not military. Its civilian.


  2. "Working at HHS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job is rewarding and benefits are great!

    Cons

    It seems as if they need additional personnel and employees tend to get overwhelmed doing so many different jobs.

  3. "Museum Police Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporal in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Corporal in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Federal Government provides great job security and top notch health benefits. It also provides a helping friendly working environment.

    Cons

    The Federal Government has limited career advancements, due to employees working well over the required retirement age.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more professional develop opportunities for employees to explore or enter to other areas of Federal Employment.


  4. "Financial Analyst Team Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Team Lead in Lexington Park, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Team Lead in Lexington Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Government full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work we did impacts the lives of every American, and the lives of people around the world.

    Cons

    While many government job salaries are comparable to those in the private sector, you are not likely to become extraordinarily wealthy on your government salary.


  5. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Can move around the country and world- get variety of experiences

    Cons

    Rigid- hard to make changes


  6. "Chief"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunities, leadership, job satisfaction, work life balance

    Cons

    commute, cost of living,


  7. "Brief"

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

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Stable, challenging, compensation rate, benefits

    Cons

    Micro management and lack of long-term planning

  8. "Government Silliness"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Disability Examiner in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Disability Examiner in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Paid Holidays. Weekends off.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, silly nonsense. Low Pay for amount of work.

    Advice to Management

    There's too many trying to justify their jobs and creating an environment or red tape that makes the job much harder than it needs to be.


  9. "Instructor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Instructor in Fort Meade, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many great opportunities; different experiences can be had over a career.

    Cons

    The mind-numbing bureaucracy that is baked into everything.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being bureaucrats and start being leaders.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, work-life balance and health insurance are true positives

    Cons

    Training and succession planning is sorely lacking

    Advice to Management

    Train your people and think about succession planning


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