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Federal Government Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance achievable (in 73 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)

  • Compensation, long hours, limited growth potential (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Working at HHS"

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    • 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.


  2. "Friendly people but bad atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits. More laid back environment than private sector.

    Cons

    Lower energy, morale than other workplaces.

  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. "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Retirements, Good People

    Cons

    Long hours, over worked, unable to relocate

    Advice to Management

    Get better management


  6. "Supervisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Adjudicator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, vacation plan, health benefits

    Cons

    Stressful enviroment, micro managing, favoritism

  8. "Chief"

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    • 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,


  9. "Brief"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Security Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Provides stability and retirement options. Has opportunities for advancement as long as you're willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Hiring management process takes too long and complicated, both at the base and AF level. Normally civilian offices are not staffed appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    Upper level security career field provide more support to base civilian offices by advocating Necessary formal training to effectively manage security programs.


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