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Office of Management and Budget Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  1. "Best agency!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Meaningful work, can make a difference.

    Cons

    Staffing levels are low, without a reduction in workload.


  2. "Asset Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people there are nice and frendly.

    Cons

    The government settings are always too laid back

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget full-time

    Pros

    Great place to be a staff person

    Cons

    Bad leadership now with current head


  4. "IT Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company had awesome perks for employees.

    Cons

    The job could be very stressful at times.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start, not a good place to stay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people who choose to work at OMB are generally smart, ambitious, and dedicated to serving the nation's best interest. You get unique insights into how government really works, and some opportunities to change things for the better.

    Cons

    The White House operates on a last-in-first-out mentality. Leadership's bandwidth is usually focused on the firedrill of the day, so even predictable future needs are not communicated to staff until the last minute.

    Advice to Management

    You need to hire more staff and improve strategic planning.


  6. "OMB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to make an impact, influence policy, gain skills, learn about federal budget process
    Really smart, dedicated colleagues
    Access to high-level decision-makers

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for upward advancement
    Management varies across the organization


  7. "Government work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work can be really interesting or boring depending on the projects you're working on. Lots of variety in the day to day though. Environment was fine, not heavily micro-managed or anything like that. Government work is pretty good, but didn't feel like I was a good fit.

    Cons

    Not very many to speak of. Some projects were boring or slow, and required you to wait on others to get back to you.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. I thought management was fine and easy to work with. Pretty par for the course for government.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Program Examiner"

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    Current Employee - Program Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Program Examiner in Alexandria, VA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Office of Management and Budget full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In the thick of policy in Washington DC. You learn a lot and quite quickly. They expect you to be smart and intelligent and to be able to solve a myriad of problems. Though, my division allows a good full year of "training" so I felt absolutely prepared. Dealing with individuals from the Domestic Policy Council, National Security Council, and at the Secretary level throughout the Administration, a really great job indeed.

    Cons

    There are some long days, especially during budget season (September - February). But if you have a good and understanding boss, you shouldn't have problems.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great job for a career federal employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Office of Management and Budget full-time

    Pros

    + Great opportunities to contribute to federal policymaking
    + Important role in the administration and management of federal programs
    + Informed colleagues who are willing to share their expertise with others

    Cons

    - Somewhat territorial - certain portfolios are more coveted than others and colleagues can be fairly protective of work that falls within their area
    - Workloads can be sometimes unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    Encouraging staff to be experts is important, but it is equally important to build staff capacity to lead and work as a team. In addition, diversity is an issue that should be addressed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "PR Government Office"

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    Former Employee - State Public Assistance Coordinator in Celebration, FL
    Former Employee - State Public Assistance Coordinator in Celebration, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and great work and time off balance.

    Cons

    They are not good at training their employees nor for their promotion, neither for their performance, they rather promote the employees for their affiliations.


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