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US Small Business Administration Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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US Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon
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Pros
  • This is great for work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay compared to other federal agencies (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • This is the federal government and everything moves at a snails pace (in 3 reviews)

  • politics, long hours even if you're sick, unorganized training, super (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "SBA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Small Business Administration full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping people achieve their dreams

    Cons

    Outdated technology, political limitations and small workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace innovation and new ways of reaching the public.


  2. "Regional Advocate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Small Business Administration full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid and secure. Fair and reasonable.

    Cons

    A lot of regulations and rules.


  3. "Great place to work but no job security for contractors"

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    Former Employee - Clerk 111 in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Clerk 111 in Herndon, VA

    I worked at US Small Business Administration (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flex schedule. Very laid back

    Cons

    No team work and favoritism


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  5. "Disaster Loan Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Citrus Heights, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Citrus Heights, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great co-workers, tons of overtime, interesting work, great clients to talk to, high purpose to help disaster victims.

    Cons

    politics, long hours even if you're sick, unorganized training, super long hours, sometimes 7 days a week. lots of red tape but that might just be because it's a government job.


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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

    I have been working at US Small Business Administration full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; easy to take days off; the job journey's to a GS 13; clients are great and interesting; get to work with many highly accomplished Private Equity Funds

    Cons

    The workplace looks like a place where dreams go to die; management is very happy with status quo -ie no go getters here. There is no culture per se. Kinda boring to work a lot of times


  7. "Great Mission but a Bad Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Small Business Administration (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Federal Benefits are great. Retirement is wonderful. Telecommuting is a great option. Expect to work hard for a long time.

    Cons

    The Agency is known for negative management practices. Hard work is expected, but not valued nor rewarded. Upward mobility is based on personal relationships vice professional competence and levels of performance. Employees aren'y highly valued. Training isn't valued.


  8. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Paralegal Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benifits, ongoing training, helping disaster survivors is personally rewarding, great teamwork environment.

    Cons

    Long hours during disaster season.

    Advice to Management

    Na


  9. "Loan Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Small Business Administration full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good balance of work and life

    Cons

    consistency with the pay grade

    Advice to Management

    More hands on


  10. "Economic Development Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at US Small Business Administration full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and work schedules

    Cons

    Incompatent management... Didn't care about the employees or their workload...


  11. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    one person office could do more work at times

    Cons

    don't get enought hours and pay could be more

    Advice to Management

    none



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