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Updated Jan 24, 2021

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United States Federal Government President of the United States Joseph R. Biden
Joseph R. Biden
165 Ratings
Pros
  • "There is Job security with the government(in 197 reviews)

  • "Good benefits for their employees(in 133 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Pay is much lower than the private sector(in 71 reviews)

  • "Long hours and lower than market rate salaries(in 70 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Facilities Maintenance

      Dec 31, 2020 - Engineer Technician in Columbus, GA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great health benefits, vacation time, and retirement.

      Cons

      The pay is a little lower than the private sector.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Language Analyst in Federal Government

      Dec 22, 2020 - Language Analyst in Augusta, GA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Reasonable hours, Great experience, and Ample Training

      Cons

      Low pay compared to private sector

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    3. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      Good pay, qualified teammates

      Nov 30, 2020 - IT Support in Mililani, HI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Better pay than private sector in Hawaii

      Cons

      Sometimes short staffing due to contract needs

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Pros and Cons

      Jan 24, 2021 - Special Projects Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits which include pension with vesting after 5 years.

      Cons

      Pay is much lower than the private sector

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Not Applicable

      Jan 12, 2021 - Program Manager in Arlington, VA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Health and Pension Benefits are much better

      Cons

      No real downsides that is different from working in the private sector.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Fed Gov is a great place to work

      Oct 20, 2020 - Operations Manager in Bristow, VA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great way to serve fellow citizens Stable

      Cons

      Pay may not always be as high as private sector

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      I already did this

      Jan 2, 2021 - Supervisor in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The job is secure and will likely stay that way

      Cons

      Pay parity lags private sector

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      It's a privilege to serve.

      Sep 16, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It's an honor to serve my country.

      Cons

      The pay is less than the private sector, but the work is far more rewarding.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Sep 29, 2020 - Director in Herndon, VA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Important work, reasonable salary, good benefits

      Cons

      Salaries not as good as private sector

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Writing in the Federal Government

      Nov 11, 2020 - Speechwriter in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits, great communications team to work with.

      Cons

      Not as agile as the private sector. Hard to get in through USA Jobs Not always exciting, depending on agency.

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