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Updated June 19, 2017
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Vincent C. Gray
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Pros
  • good benefits, easy lifestyle, no weekend calls (in 9 reviews)

  • A meaningful job where you can make a difference in preparing the next generation in becoming productive citizens in today's society (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Govt communications"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Information Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Public Information Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending where you work, there can be a lot of room to do different kinds of communications

    It's not that demanding, depending on what you're looking for

    Cons

    Sometimes there are upper-level staff outside of your area who think they know your work better than you do and can mandate that you do something that doesn't quite work

    There aren't a lot of communications/public affairs roles, which can make it difficult for the role to be consistently defined and understood

    Advice to Management

    Trust staff more as the experts in their issue areas


  2. "Electronic Banking Officer"

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    Former Employee - Functional Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Functional Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Washington DC Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had the ability to manage autonomously, and had staff I could work with and develop.

    Cons

    Dreadful office politics and some racial tension.

    Advice to Management

    Keep visions clear

  3. "I love working for the people of the District."

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary and good benefits.

    Cons

    Even with all the education in the world, you still have to be in the "in crowd" to advance. Morale low in many agencies ( worked for 3 so far)

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader, not a boss! Be a coach, not a demander!


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Program Manager"

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    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.

  8. "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


  9. "Honest"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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


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