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Pension Benefit Guaranty Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. "Attorney"

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

    I have been working at Pension Benefit Guaranty full-time

    Pros

    I think it's a great Agency to work for with substantive advance opportunities. Morale seems high for the fed.

    Cons

    No real cons come to mind.


  2. "PBGC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pension Benefit Guaranty full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are probably the best thing about working there

    Cons

    Low Pay. No raises, bonus. Constant changes in rules. Management is not even aware of the rules themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees because they are the ones dealing with the clients.


  3. "Audit Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lots of team work which is very good for learning

    Cons

    I found that everything was a learning experience


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    "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pension Benefit Guaranty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, smart and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    revolving door for leadership positions, financial compensation, bureaucratic red-tape, disagreements between leaders of departments

    Advice to Management

    stabilize the executive leadership positions, and departments heads should work together


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    "it's the government...the bureaucracy kind"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pension Benefit Guaranty full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    lots of responsibility early. get to go home at 5 o'clock.

    Cons

    the place just can't seem to get out of its own way. the benefit checks make it out on time. everything else gets tied up in bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    if you want congress to stop having to bail out the place, somebody (especially the lawyers) has to stick their neck out a bit. if the fbi can nail drug dealers, there's room for some aggressiveness.


  7. "Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Auditor in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    good work and life balance

    Cons

    the work environment is slow


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    "Financial Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Pension Benefit Guaranty full-time

    Pros

    Large portfolio investment portfolio responsibilities

    Cons

    Government job = government pay = government workers


  9. "intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pension Benefit Guaranty full-time

    Pros

    The office culture is laid back and friendly. There is a cheap gym membership for all employees on site. Many people take group classes during lunch hour.

    Cons

    Organization doesn't really hire interns. Some interns not given enough work. Organization is technologically behind. Organization is also underfunded and staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire interns and also train interns. Also train older employees that aren't good at excel and power point.


  10. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Important mission
    Well-funded for training and bonuses
    Excellent coaching program for leaders

    Cons

    Use of EEO complaints to get managers to stop dealing with performance issues
    Poor senior management - siloed. Management worried about their own area so not dealing with long-term systemic management challenges.
    Changes don't happen because leadership knows there will be a new agency head/ board every 2-4 years so improvements don't happen.

    Advice to Management

    Require EEO office to screen EEO complaints rather than accepting anything and everything


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    "Bad Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pension Benefit Guaranty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work flow (for some that get away with being lazy)

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid staff with minimal benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Get trained on how to manage.



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