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Pension Benefit Guaranty Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Keep the cell phone at home."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pension Benefit Guaranty full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Location is very convenient.

    Cons

    Very poor cellular reception among all popular providers.


  2. "PBGC -- Actuarial life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pension Benefit Guaranty full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, job security

    Cons

    slow pace, lack of general job knowledge in other working groups. lack of general skills in excel. lack of general problem solving. lack of proactive thinking.

  3. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and hard working ......

    Cons

    Top heavy gs grades are up to high.....


  4. "intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pension Benefit Guaranty full-time

    Pros

    friendly people
    good work and stuff

    Cons

    slow processes. could be faster


  5. "Typical government bureaucracy, friendly demeanor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pension Benefit Guaranty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are mission-focused and friendly to work with.

    Cons

    Silos are difficult to overcome, senior management is reactive, no proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to work across silos, work towards a vision.


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    "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  8. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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