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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work focused on safety culture. Great benefits and training.

    Cons

    Hard to break free when on vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, they often have valuable ideas.


  2. "way more work than hours in the day"

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    Current Contractor - Private Office - Dot Agent/Fmcsa Agent (Permits) in Columbus, GA
    Current Contractor - Private Office - Dot Agent/Fmcsa Agent (Permits) in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as a contractor

    Pros

    Work from home but that is also a negative in itself. This has been a great opportunity because i am a single parent but it has also taken from my child during the evening and weekend hours.

    Cons

    pay is great but you are responsible for any disputes or refunds. Meaning you work for free at that point.

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is very positive. Lots of learning opportunities if you seek them.

    Cons

    Stability of being under contract can be challenging.


  4. "Variety of work and great work environment"

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

    Pros

    Government agency enforcing safety law in the Commercial Trucking industry. If you have a law enforcement or legal background, this is a good agency to grow with.

    Cons

    I have worked for the government for many years, and I do not have any CONS to mention for FMCSA.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Disfunctional"

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    Current Employee - Outreach in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Outreach in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Government job...benefits such as telework, flex hours, compensation - decent with locality pay

    Cons

    No room for professional growth or advancement. Management does not completely understand how to retain employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do an assessment with employees? NOT surveys - one on one confidential conversations to set process improvement practices into place.


  6. ""Dysfunctional""

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

    Pros

    It's the government, with good benefits
    Local management is fairly good

    Cons

    Absolutely NO upward mobility
    Mid- and upper-management is horrible - they promote to get incompetent people out of the way rather than rewarding talented people or successful managers
    Even within the agency, OPM is involved in ranking applicants - and they have no idea what we do, are capable of, or who should be referred. And why should they? They are literally 3000 miles away in an ivory tower!

    Advice to Management

    Allow upward mobility for EVERYONE, not just those already at higher GS levels
    Use the talented people you already have! Get OPM out of the loop for hiring - they do not know what is required, what is done at the division level, or who should be interviewed.
    Communicate! Share! Play nice!