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U.S. General Services Administration Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Material Handler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Lindenwold, NJ
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Lindenwold, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very good job, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Some of the management and workers made it hard to work there.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Telework options for most jobs. AWS Schedule - Every other Friday off

    Cons

    This is pretty much where ambition goes to die. Working in government means everything goes pretty slowly and is re-organized every six months. There's a lot of contention between regional offices and central office and little standardization within the country.


  3. "Property Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Government job with benefits and ok salary

    Cons

    Incompetent middle to upper level management

    Advice to Management

    Select and hire competent employees with solid technical skills and not just management non skilled personell.


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  5. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule and Telework

    Cons

    Office Downtown has limited & expensive parking


  6. "Avoid at all costs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Potential to work from home, all federal holidays off.

    Cons

    Super negative working environment and little direction or understanding from upper management. The agency made a push to remove permanent desks for long term employees in an effort to get them to retire early.

    Advice to Management

    Quit patting yourselves on the back while your department has a 35% turnover rate.


  7. "Staff Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Research, Analyzing data, Creating PowerPoint Presentations, Accounting Compliance, and HR Liaison Compliance.

    Cons

    Needed more USA territories to market GSA/FTS.

    Advice to Management

    GOOD


  8. "Better than Most Government Jobs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Enlightened management, liberal use of telework, as much responsibility as you want, great IT support!

    Cons

    Like most government jobs, here you work with both superstars and slackers. At the end of the year, we all get the same pay and benefits, and roughly equal bonuses. Also, there are lots of political appointees where I work, so the already crazy-busy career civil servants are constantly called upon to educate the appointees.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to retain the superstars -- and provide some pressure to make the slackers perform. No team can be a truly high-performing team if members' contribution levels are so disparate.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Earn A Living"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be working with peers who are professional and congenial. Plenty of job-related training and you are always treated with respect.

    Cons

    Like "Private Benjamin" once you are in, that's it. No advancement to the next grade no matter how hard you try.

    Advice to Management

    I have no words of wisdom for the management. What do I know that they do not already? Upper management did not get there by accident. The culture is what it is.


  10. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and highest quality of project delivery.

    Cons

    To cons to talk about


  11. "Great benefits, horrible morale"

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, ability to work from home, decent locality pay adjustments, stable.

    Cons

    Definitely not a place I would recommend for people who are trying to advance their career. Limited training options, promotion opportunities seem to be given to people with seniority regardless of qualifications, etc. Morale is also terrible right now.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your young talent or risk losing them to the private sector or other agencies. Train them, give them challenging work, and realize that they are the future of the Federal government. Otherwise risk it becoming a stagnant, talent-less place to work.



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