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Washington DC Government Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Vincent C. Gray
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  • Low pay, didn't get offered a full-time position (in 5 reviews)

  • Everyone else was either fired for petty reasons or quit as a result of poor management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Chief Investigator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Investigator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chief Investigator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging job with good pay

    Cons

    Technologically behind and difficult union environment

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency in all positions


  2. "Management Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Management, leadership, parking, building & ideas

    Advice to Management

    To talk to the employees


  3. "Great Work Team."

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New and Innovative ideas in IT. Gives more doors to different Technologies and growth in new solution findings,New Solutions,. etc.,

    Cons

    Different agencies are involved,so it takes a little time to Budget.

    Advice to Management

    Its is a Gaant Chart of functionality.


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  5. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Great benefits. Generous annual and sick leave.

    Cons

    A lot of incomponent colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Step up and remove incompetent employees.


  6. "Perks?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Washington DC Government full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    *Benefits are amazing!!!
    *Variety of multiple to cultures to blend with
    *If you're a people person that thrives in a customer service driven environment, this career is right up your path.

    Cons

    *The pettiness towards younger employees that lurks heavily amongst those aged older employees


  7. "Honest"

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    Current Employee - Supervisory Auditor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Supervisory Auditor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, location, and the people

    Cons

    salary scale lower than federal government, no flex schedules, the people

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees, especially the front line workers


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    "Administrative Manager"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington DC Government (More than a year)

    Pros

    The government has more federal agencies and federal employees, it has a great impact on the American people. The government has great benefits and competitive pay and location.

    Cons

    The hiring process has the biggest turn-off for would-be applicants and the bureaucracy is thicker than a brick wall

    Advice to Management

    Understand that it's not about you, get to know each individual's needs, and find out what drives them, and most of all be prepared for the unexpected


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Chief of Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for most people.

    Cons

    Possible changes every four years

    Advice to Management

    Change the performance management system


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty toxic employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time

    Pros

    There were some pretty toxic employees in the early days - especially a woman who did PR and a couple customer service reps. Thankfully, they left and now we have a very happy staff.

    Cons

    Hard to think of any real cons


  11. "Special Education Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the quality of pay is much better here in the district of columbia. The overall performance of students is slowly increasing

    Cons

    The commute is tremble, the ownership of an individual education priorities sucks here within the district.


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