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3.3
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76%
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90%
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Vincent C. Gray
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "good work-life balance for employees(in 7 reviews)

  • "Government offers job security and can be a fun and rewarding place to work at(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance; high expectations, very little recognition, certain benefits dependent on agency(in 6 reviews)

  • "Everyone else was either fired for petty reasons or quit as a result of poor management(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time

    Pros

    The people that you work with on a day-to-day basis are amazing. That's pretty much what I look forward to (management is another story though). And if you do your job well, then you're pretty much left alone. There is definitely room for growth here (meaning different positions and climbing up the proverbial "corporate ladder"), just make sure you work hard and do your best.

    Cons

    Management. Why does it always come down to management lol.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to delegate. Learn to trust your employees. They want to do good work for you so let them. Don't ask several different employees to do the same exact task at the same exact time; kind of defeats the purpose and demeans the task at hand. Sometimes it feels like there is no vision/purpose here. There really is no training here either.

    Washington DC Government2018-10-15
  2. "Great Place to Work and to Grow Professionally"

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    Current Employee - Investigator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Multiple opportunities for professional development (DCHR trainings, conferences, collaboration with community organizations and other DC Government Agencies, etc.)

    Cons

    Government Politics. Job descriptions tend to be very vague and once you're hired, you are asked to numerous task that do not align with your pay.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more trainings for management on how to effectively lead teams and communicate to staff.

    Washington DC Government2019-04-02
  3. "Program Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Benefits, Career Opportunities, Work Life Balance

      Cons

      Upward Mobility, Stagnant, Repetition

      Washington DC Government2019-04-09
    • "Program Integrity Is Gone"

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        Former Employee - Traffic Control Officer 

        I worked at Washington DC Government full-time

        Pros

        Clocking Out Receiving A Paycheck every two weeks

        Cons

        The whole program and management

        Washington DC Government2019-04-04
      • "DC Fire"

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          Current Employee - Firefighter/EMT 
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Competitive pay for the job nationally.

          Cons

          Pay is too low to live in the city comfortably.

          Advice to Management

          Work better with the Union

          Washington DC Government2019-03-13
        • Helpful (1)

          "job responsibilities"

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          Current Employee - IT Specialist 

          I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time

          Pros

          opportunity to learn, cross-agency collaboration.

          Cons

          lack of clarity and transparency, little promotion chances.

          Advice to Management

          Be a leader instead of a senior employee.

          Washington DC Government2019-03-02
        • "Experience"

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          Former Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook

          I worked at Washington DC Government full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Good money and flexibility

          Cons

          Clients are extreme and little support

          Advice to Management

          Be supportive

          Washington DC Government2019-03-02
        • "Wait for new administration"

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          Former Employee - Salesforce Administrator/Permit Manager 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook

          I worked at Washington DC Government full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Some good folks to work with, standard cost of living plus general 2% annual raise (4% total) benefits

          Cons

          No work life balance; high expectations, very little recognition, certain benefits dependent on agency

          Advice to Management

          chill

          Washington DC Government2019-01-16
        • "policy analyst"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time

            Pros

            You work with a group of young professionals who are the best at what they do.

            Cons

            low salary compared to Feds- no opportunity for growth

            Washington DC Government2018-12-26
          • "Associate Director, EOM"

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              Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

              I worked at Washington DC Government full-time

              Pros

              Great experience and great connections, fun events

              Cons

              overworked, no flexibility in work hours

              Washington DC Government2018-11-05
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