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GPO Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Printing Plant Wortker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Printing Plant Worker in Capitol Heights, MD
    Former Employee - Printing Plant Worker in Capitol Heights, MD

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my coworkers

    Cons

    Some of the supervisors did not know how to treat the employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly


  2. Helpful (2)

    "IT Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GPO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will have lots to time to loose your skills and any security clearance

    Cons

    Learn to deal with managers who are none technical know it all.
    Loaded with ignorant , racism, and bigotry division managers and branch chiefs
    Minority CIOs has no clue and are deceptive to IT specialist

    Advice to Management

    Get an IT Degree


  3. "GPO intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful working atmosphere and very knowlegable co-workers and managers who are willing to assist when asked.

    Cons

    There are no Cons to report

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


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  5. "GPO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GPO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security: All federal agencies have are setup so that after three years, an employee mist really screw up in order to loose their job. It is great that people are promoted from within, but perhaps the overall career experience for the employee could be enhanced if manager candidates are required to do X number of hours of training of "how to manage people, without being an arse" before actually managing

    Cons

    Management: It appears there is not a lot of management training classes, It is great that people are promoted from within, but perhaps the overall career experience for the employee could be enhanced if manager candidates are required to do X number of hours of training of "how to manage people, without being an arse" before actually managing

    Advice to Management

    It is great that people are promoted from within, but perhaps the overall career experience for the employee could be enhanced if manager candidates are required to do X number of hours of training of "how to manage people, without being an arse" before actually managing


  6. "Interesting agency with a proud tradition wide range of talented and motivated employees as well as older retiree types."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GPO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many talented employees who are passionate about their work and take pride in the agency's mission. The culture is very relaxed and overall supportive of individual's goals.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities within the agency for growth so talented people sometime remain stagnant in their careers if they want to remain at the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Market jobs to a younger workforce


  7. "Studio Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisory Visual Information Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Supervisory Visual Information Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GPO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong community and tradition. Legislative branch salaries run higher than their Executive branch counterparts. Plenty of training and career enrichment opportunities.

    Cons

    The threat of downsizing was pervasive. It was hard to chart the future of a printing company in a digital age. The buildings were very old and out-of-date so there were issues with drafty windows, leaky roofs, and indoor air quality.

    Advice to Management

    There are experts in every department. Additional effort should be placed in transferring their legacy of knowledge to the institution.


  8. "interesting place to work in federal labor relations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Labor Relations in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director of Labor Relations in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Negotiate on wide range of issues including wages along with working conditions. A factory environment has issues that most federal agencies never deal with.

    Cons

    as legislative branch agency do not have full range of benefits that executive branch agencies do.


  9. "GPO - time to revamp your HR and Contracting.. because you can't do either."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - IT Service Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Service Technician in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's the Government and has the associated Government perks

    Cons

    Senior Management hasn't got a clue as to what they are doing. They are five years behind the curve from the private sector. Within the last administration a serious effort has been made to contract out software and services.. but the results have cost the taxpayer more than they will ever know.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing mission-critical software and services... just stop it.. seriously... it's costing the taxpayers millions! And more importantly... it's tying you into contractors that you are never going to be able to shake free of..


  10. "Great Job"

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

    I have been working at GPO (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is really effective at knowing the employees needs and desires for a comfortable working environment.

    Cons

    There are no cons in this company as it is a pleasure working for the company that makes a difference in employees financial status.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a good job because working there seems really good and enjoyable.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Operations Analyst"

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

    I have been working at GPO full-time

    Pros

    Its a nice place to work, great location.

    Cons

    Higher level people do what they want as far as the hiring process, not fair.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to your employees..


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