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U.S. General Services Administration Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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U.S. General Services Administration Acting Administrator Daniel M. Tangherlini
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  • Government pace is always a little slow and encumbered by red tape (in 12 reviews)

  • Lower salary than private sector (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Facility Managemeny"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work - life balance. Lots of hands on work.

    Cons

    As with most government agencies, there are plenty of rules and regulations.


  2. "Program Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible work schedules, government benefits, growth opportunities

    Cons

    slower than private sector companies, not a lot of on the job perks (government can't even provide employees with water or coffee)


  3. "Project Manager at GSA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Highly motivated peers and managers interspersed among "Government Lifers." Opportunity to work on high profile projects.

    Cons

    Government pace is always a little slow and encumbered by red tape


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  5. "Flexible for family time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Building Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Building Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work a 9/80 schedule (with every other Friday off).
    No weekends or holidays
    Amazing health benefits!

    Cons

    Lower salary than private sector


  6. "Government at its finest"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, Location, Benefits, Great people to work with, 40 hour work week

    Cons

    Pace of work, locations vary wildly in terms of quality, as the federal government becomes more lean, its often hard to fill vacancies

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management,


  7. "Administrative/Management Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. General Services Administration full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed my job and always looked forward to going to work.

    Cons

    They closed the Eastern Distribution Center

    Advice to Management

    Train employees in different areas of the business.


  8. "Contract Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Internship offered, work life balance and overall great benefits

    Cons

    Management complacent with training and growth opportunities for staff, environment can become stressful over time.

    Advice to Management

    Pass the torch for growth


  9. "Contract Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Opportunity for Growth, Telework, Great Benefits, & Stability

    Cons

    I am very pleased.

    Advice to Management

    I have a great supervisor


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Contracting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time

    Pros

    Telework; Flexibility of Leave; no management oversight;

    Cons

    No management controls; no management nor leadership skills; self-serving managers; incompetency is overwhelmingly virulent; taxpayers are getting ripped-off.

    Advice to Management

    All should be investigated and convicted. Get out of dodge.


  11. "IT Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at U.S. General Services Administration full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leaders in technology and modernization

    Cons

    Commuting limitation with metro

    Advice to Management

    Great leadership



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