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Federal Student Aid Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Federal Student Aid full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with enthusiastic co-workers. They make a genuine effort to engage with employees and try to avoid everyone working in silos. Understanding the role that is played with regards to making higher education to available is empowering.

    Cons

    Management styles vary which results in some great managers but also some not so great ones.

    Advice to Management

    Getting all your managers on the same page with regards to things like telework and utilization of workforce skillsets would make a huge difference.


  2. "Program Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth within the agency.

    Cons

    Upper management was very lazy.

  3. "Compelled to Seek Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, meaningful work to assist those seeking higher education

    Cons

    Promotional opportunities are lacking and no succession plan in place


  4. "Too many limitations"

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    Current Employee - AVID Tutor
    Current Employee - AVID Tutor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Federal Student Aid part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, time to study

    Cons

    Terrible pay, limitation on number of hours you can work. you can work no more than 20 hrs per week


  5. "Acquisition Intern"

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    Former Intern - Acquisitions Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Acquisitions Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at Federal Student Aid as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities, good people, and good salary

    Cons

    Takes time to move up in the organization. There are a lot of older people there that are holding positions.


  6. "Very well, student aid"

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    Current Employee - Student Aid in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Student Aid in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Federal Student Aid part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice, easy to gain experience. Compensation is min. wage, but there is a lot of down time for studying. Good environment

    Cons

    Pay isn't high, but the experience will make up for that when looking for employment. There isn't much else to add.


  7. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Federal Student Aid full-time

    Pros

    competent management and friendly colleagues. FSA and the Department of Education as a whole are generally more accepting of diversity; one of the few places within the federal government where you're free to be yourself. the mission is very rewarding (helping Americans pay for college).

    Cons

    Federal Student Aid is a 20 minute walk from the Department of Education headquarters (LBJ) building, which is where the gym and cafeteria are located.