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Federal Government Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance achievable (in 74 reviews)

  • Federal Government has great perks such as TSP and job security (in 107 reviews)

Cons
  • occasional overly ambitious person just marking time to leverage for a job in the private sector (in 40 reviews)

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

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  1. "Nice job if you can get it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Although the private sector may get paid more for most careers, the benefits alone are worth it.

    Cons

    The federal government gets a bad rap for doing nothing and getting paid. For some employees, that may be true. But for the most part, we are hard working individuals that earn our pay.

    Advice to Management

    Flex time for employees.


  2. "Highly recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Lots of resources, highly recommended

    Cons

    Few job openings for remaining in the system after training

  3. "U.S Government"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    There is favoritism and to excel you have to be in the club.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right managers who truly care about the organization and not just their individual agendas.


  4. "CSR"

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

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Great Salary Great Benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons, etc

    Advice to Management

    Nonr


  5. "ATC Controller US Fed Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Government full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Greatest job in the world

    Cons

    Shift work and 24 scheduling hard in family.


  6. "Technology Expert"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Federal Government has great perks such as TSP and job security.

    Cons

    Dealing with the uncertainty of congressional funding on an annual basis.


  7. "Environmental Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sense of pride providing public service.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. "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


  9. "Awesome Job"

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    Former Employee - Legislative Correspondent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Correspondent in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Government (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got to know US Senator Richard Shelby.

    Cons

    It was far away from my family.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Federal Government"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Lots of time off and lots of leave carry over. Good benefits and retirement.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucratic negotiating to get things done.


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