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Federal Government Reviews

Updated March 24, 2019
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  • "The salary is about one-third of that available in the private sector" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Federal government is very inflexible with work/life balance" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, fast pace with excellent customer service"

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

    Pros

    Showing the patients you care

    Cons

    Never stop showing you care

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ask employee if there’s any concerns need to be brought to there attention. And what can she of he do to make the job better for the employees


  2. "Special agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Team oriented work is the best part

    Cons

    large bureaucratic organisation that looses sight of employees

  3. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work Environment, dynamic Team

    Cons

    Long Hours, work is very demanding

    Advice to Management

    Laser Focus


  4. "Quality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits even for starting employees

    Cons

    Poor pay all dependent on government budgets


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Federal Government employment"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Information Security Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, opportunity to move to a different Department or Agency, Training .

    Cons

    Pay (although, it has gotten much better), some travel, shutdowns, who you work for is extremely important.

    Advice to Management

    Higher ups are frequently coming from the private sector and their expectation of tempo needs adjustment in government SES people.


  6. "Benefits Good"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good so far.

    Cons

    Pay Parity To Private Sector

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Executive Secretary in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Secretary in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, telework, transportation benefit, job security

    Cons

    current administration treats employees like cattle.

  8. "Across several agencies"

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    Former Employee - Telecom Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Telecom Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and leave program. Some agencies allow telework

    Cons

    Some dysfunctional personnel who would not survive in private industry


  9. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Used to be secure job

    Cons

    No longer as secure of a job


  10. "Great position not requiring a degree"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good salary, great work/life balance

    Cons

    A lot of rules and laws not found outside of federal service