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Federal Government Reviews

Updated June 29, 2017
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  • occasional overly ambitious person just marking time to leverage for a job in the private sector (in 41 reviews)

  • Often work long hours and must be available 24/7 depending on national situations (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I have been miserable at this job"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays decently for what I do. There aren't many other pros for me. Sometimes bonuses are given depending on the budget. Sometimes overtime is available depending on the budget.

    Cons

    MicroManagement at its finest!!!! Management will follow you into the bathroom if youre off their phone for more than 5 mins. You have to sit in one spot without moving except for 30 min lunch and two 15 min breaks. There is No freedom! Its like being in a factory.


  2. "Fed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Not much for an unhealthy system.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Not flexible to changes in the market/environment.

  3. "Insensitive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    The Corps is not a military friendly organization. They project they are but are not. Mostly civilian organization.

    Cons

    Released during the height of the government hiring freeze.

    Advice to Management

    Be more sensitive


  4. "Assistant Inspector General"

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    Former Employee - Assistant IG in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant IG in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Federal Government full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Provided administrative support and support to service members and family members in need.

    Cons

    Affected by a Reduction in Force (RIF) and was required to relocated to a distance of over 2 hours each way, without a relocation fee or an salary increase, with two minor children.


  5. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    stable employment but routine work

    Cons

    lazy people and not qualified

    Advice to Management

    hire qualified people


  6. "Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center, Columbus, Ohio"

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    Former Employee - Medical Service Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Medical Service Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll know exactly what you'll be doing, and what repetitive work means. You'll know exactly what Pink Floyd meant by "The Machine" because you will be nothing more than a cog in the spinning, inefficient wheel of bureaucracy. Satisfaction of the job was in helping veterans, but because I helped too much I was down-sized out of my position and forced to resign. Yes, if you do not play the game, or are not the right color or gender you are always on the bubble.
    Best part is not President Trump can clean house of the stench that exists in this machine. Too many employees are deadweight. They must go!

    Cons

    Healthcare of full-time employees can be good, but only if you can afford the bi-weekly payments and the co-pay. All in all, not that great.
    You never know, from day to day if it's your last day on the job unless you're in the "click".
    Pay is lowest among all government entities, and expectations are some of the highest -- go figure.

    Advice to Management

    Dump the constant and useless seminars and training modules. Complete waste of time.
    Dump the insider promotions, we're all too wise to see this scam for what it is. Look out, for the Trump-Train is about to make a big change to your club. Lastly, if you're on top in the organization you'll spend hour, and days, in meetings and typing reports, and paid well. If you are working in any other positoin you will remain poor and disgruntled. Just saying.


  7. "IT Admin"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    steady pay check and elementary work effort

    Cons

    race to mediocrity.

    Advice to Management

    privatize the entire system

  8. "Special Agent"

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    Current Employee - Special Agent in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good, Steady Pay, ability to be creative

    Cons

    Liability for making an honest mistake and non-supportive management

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees


  9. "Not what they promised"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its not what they promised. The left hand doesnt know what the right hand is doing. Waste of tax payer money.

    Cons

    Same as the pros dont come over here and expect to get rich. You will go broke quick. The food workers are the nastiest people to be around.

    Advice to Management

    Get better management. Treat your employees right.


  10. "Government work is not for promising college grads looking to instill change."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Pay for contract work is higher than average
    -Meet some sane people

    Cons

    -Lack of strong leadership
    -So much petty competition and gossipers around the office
    -No on-site HR team which leads to erroneous hires
    -Distinct divide between contractors and federal staff
    -Expects you to put in more time/work without getting paid overtime
    -Onboarding process takes 3-4 months because of incompetence on behalf of the security personnel team

    Advice to Management

    Don't you dare ask young people to work for the government if you are going to have them do monkey work by acting as receptionists. Nobody will want to subject themselves to degrading work which only makes them feel underappreciate with an immense lack of upward mobility.


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