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Office of Management and Budget Reviews

Updated Mar 3, 2019

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Office of Management and Budget CEO Mick Mulvaney
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  1. "Intern"

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    Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget for less than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience for those interested in both politics and business

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be slow. All internships are unpaid.

    Office of Management and Budget2018-09-16
  2. Helpful (11)

    "Stay Away from the Office of Federal CIO...Toxic Environment"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Office of Management and Budget full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No pros to the OMB Office of the Federal CIO. For your sanity and emotional well-being you should not consider taking a job at OMB OFCIO. There are so many other places to work in the federal IT space. Consider a detail assignment rather than a permanent job if you're just looking for the experience.

    Cons

    - You should know that this agency furloughs its employees after a lapse in appropriations, so consider your financial health/security before taking any job at OMB. - Morale is extremely low. OFCIO FEVS score are the lowest in the entire agency and continue to drop. - If you're a woman, you will not survive in this environment. Women are forced out by current female leadership. - If you take maternity leave,... you will not get your job back if you try to return to OFCIO. (This is not a joke). - Bro culture. - Reorgs are constantly occurring. Office is currently structured like a consulting firm and it has made everyone unhappy and looking for jobs elsewhere. The cyber team was also dismantled under the new reorg. - Office (and pretty much the entire agency) do not follow MSPB rules and principles. - Agency has no union therefore no collective bargaining rights. - New Career Advisor Role is a joke. - You will be placed under lower graded inexperienced managers if you come to OFCIO as a GS-14 or GS-15. Current acting managers are GS-14s and GS-13s. - Managers have no training or federal management experience and the agency does not offer supervisory training. - Promotions are not given and you are prohibited from competing for internal promotions. - INFOSEC Direct Hire Authority is illegally used to circumvent preferences for Veterans and Military Spouse. It's basically used to just hire friends and family members of senior staff members. - Lack of diversity. Predominantly Caucasian male office. - No communication from leadership or your peers about what is going on with various policies to include the budget. - Office has extremely high turnover due to the chaos and dysfunction. - Burnout is constant. Watching people breakdown and cry at their desk is god awful and heartbreaking because of the crushing workload. - You will not get an office, just a shared open space and funky cubicles that you also have to share. (Note: Everyone else in OMB gets an office). - Office uses disciplinary actions to force certain employees out, silence them, or not promote employees. - Staff meetings are pointless and a waste of your time. - Lots of 'other duties as assigned' to include spending a significant portion of your work week developing speeches for the senior executives to speak at FCW, FedScoop, MeriTalk, and similar events. - Awards only go to those that are liked by management even though those individuals have not produced any results. - Promotions are not given or even considered by management (even though you will be offered a career ladder, you'll be stuck at the same grade for several years). - OMB has a separate promotion policy that suppresses your ability to move up. - The agency does not provide performance bonuses like other agencies. - Hours are very long (10 to 12 hours) and you'll spend a lot of time working on weekends to meet deadlines.

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    Advice to Management

    The people heading the Office of the Federal CIO are not leaders. They have a lot of data telling them that employees are not happy with the work environment, but choose to do nothing.

    Office of Management and Budget2019-03-04
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At OMB you are in the center of the policy-making process. Co-workers are at the top of their game, and the work that you do matters. The work is fast-paced and highly varied.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult to achieve and maintain. The hours can be very long, and it can be a very high-stress environment.

    Office of Management and Budget2018-08-07
  4. "Access and responsibity at all levels"

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    Current Employee - Branch Chief in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Office of Management and Budget full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Dynamic environment and you are part of the action; opportunity to develop policy and analyze for high level leadership in Executive and Legislative branches. Very flat so all levels have an opportunity to contribute.

    Cons

    While better, this is a high pressure job that requires late nights and weekends at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on upwardly managing and improving work/life balance.

    Office of Management and Budget2018-02-23
  5. "Asset Management"

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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget

    Pros

    The people there are nice and frendly.

    Cons

    The government settings are always too laid back

    Office of Management and Budget2017-10-27
  6. "Best agency!"

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    I have been working at Office of Management and Budget

    Pros

    Meaningful work, can make a difference.

    Cons

    Staffing levels are low, without a reduction in workload.

    Office of Management and Budget2017-09-22
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    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

    Office of Management and Budget2017-07-04
  8. "IT Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company had awesome perks for employees.

    Cons

    The job could be very stressful at times.

    Office of Management and Budget2017-05-02
  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Office of Management and Budget full-time for 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.

    Office of Management and Budget2017-04-22
  10. "OMB"

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    Recommends

    I have been working at Office of Management and Budget

    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

    Office of Management and Budget2016-11-28
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