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Federal Government Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  • Lower pay than in private sector (in 35 reviews)

  • Long hours long days something new everyday (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Working to protect you!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Provides excellent benefits and challenging jobs. Must commit to working for the citizens of our country.

    Cons

    Working for the Federal Government requires a lot of forms and documents in order to accomplish some tasks or projects.

    Advice to Management

    Make things simple, find ways to keep up with technology


  2. "Senior Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great mission, culture, and people to work with.

    Cons

    Compensation, long hours, limited growth potential.


  3. "Great Place to work"

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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

    No discrimination (ageism, sexism, etc.). Great team members

    Cons

    Current CEO is not competent


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  5. "19 Delta Cavalry scout"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    health benefits, career benefits, good training on disciplinary skills

    Cons

    stressful environment, risk level on injury,


  6. "Excellent experience."

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    Former Employee - Senior Management Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Management Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being part of the spirit of the country. Comradery. As an AF retiree, still working with the military and DoD. Benefits.

    Cons

    Term position not converted to permanent as had been indicated by prior leadership. Changing leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the spirit and 'team' work environment.


  7. "Good pay and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits. Free training along with ability to complete degree in your job skill.

    Cons

    The work schedule changes a lot. With the new President the reduction of federal employees may decrease by 20% in 2017 according to the news media.


  8. "employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good

    Cons

    No personal privacy really sucks

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Social Work Intern"

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    Current Intern - Social Work Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Social Work Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent experience
    Phenomenal Supervision
    Variety of educational opportunities
    Very Challenging
    Diverse population
    Stipend

    Cons

    Hard to get a job

    Advice to Management

    Hire more social workers!


  10. "Contract Linguist"

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    Former Employee - Contract Linguist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Contract Linguist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable job as long as Congress not to cut budget, having the professional working enviroment

    Cons

    No ladder to climb up to higher ranks

    Advice to Management

    Using real talent, team player


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. The benefits are really great. Although the salary is a little lower than it would be in the private sector, it's still pretty competitive and there's a good work life balance.

    Cons

    You can't donate to political causes or get involved in your community. Other than that I don't have a whole lot of cons to report.



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