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U.S. General Services Administration Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2019

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U.S. General Services Administration CEO Daniel M. Tangherlini
Daniel M. Tangherlini
96 Ratings
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  • "So much red tape when it comes to hiring employees(in 15 reviews)

  • "Lower salary than private sector(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst 

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

    Pros

    The right offices offer a great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Certain offices don’t offer the same level of motivated employees. Over achievers will move away from offices that are not innovative.

    U.S. General Services Administration2019-10-16
  2. "Government"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    local office is great place to work

    Cons

    Government Bureaucracy is a pain

    U.S. General Services Administration2019-10-09
  3. "Flexible, Engaging, Virtual, National Viewpoint"

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    Former Employee - Program Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. General Services Administration full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to affect national programs; lots of opportunity to greatly improve IT and create vast efficiencies in the federal government

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be disheartening; things can move slowly which disengages motivated employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving training and growing your employees' technical skills rather than simply hiring contractors to do the technical work; will retain and grow internal talent

    U.S. General Services Administration2019-09-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits and work-life balance, but stultifying work and culture"

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work-life balance is great. You can telework, work on alternative schedules, have access to great healthcare, a 401k (TSP) and a pension.

    Cons

    You'll never get meaningfully recognized for doing good work as promotions only happen (at most) annually. Since it's so hard to fire under-performers, those higher-paid positions you want are unlikely to become available since they're finite in number and likely occupied by people that are set on retiring in place. Because of this perverse incentive system, innovation and skill-development is generally shunned... unless you happen to find a decent manager that's willing to invest in you.

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    Advice to Management

    Find a way to remove under-performers.

    U.S. General Services Administration2019-09-30
  5. "General Review"

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

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Creative thinking appreciated, good exposure to other federal agencies, telework-friendly agency

    Cons

    Could use more structure to increase efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    In general good, improve organizational structure for efficiency.

    U.S. General Services Administration2019-08-24
  6. "Great place to work in Denver"

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    Current Employee - Realty Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work / Life balance. Great place to learn the industry in a federal job that actually has a private industry counterpart.

    Cons

    Nothing so far, just started.

    U.S. General Services Administration2019-08-20
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Easy to move around the organization - Telework is encouraged - Mobile work environment - Great people

    Cons

    - It is not easy to communicate with senior level management

    U.S. General Services Administration2019-07-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible place to work with good people

    Cons

    Not really a clear vision

    U.S. General Services Administration2019-06-14
  9. "Main HQ in washington is really nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Renovated building facilities are nice, people are great civil servants and very dedicated to the mission. Work hours are superb, telework policy also nice.

    Cons

    Typical bureaucracy of government is slow to change. Still a lot of overhead when trying to work on innovation.

    U.S. General Services Administration2019-04-10
  10. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Workplace Strategist in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. General Services Administration full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits and flexibility are fantastic.

    Cons

    Pay is less than the private sector.

    U.S. General Services Administration2019-03-25
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