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Updated November 29, 2017
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Vincent C. Gray
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good teamwork environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Good wages and job security are the only real pros (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Everyone else was either fired for petty reasons or quit as a result of poor management (in 5 reviews)

  • Red tape for days, alot of bureaucracy, and depending on where you work, there are some employees and departments who are notoriously unresponsive (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Dedicated Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Support Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Support Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company allows for continuous upward mobility and continued success.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working for this employer.


  2. "DC Government Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Opportunity to work on many critical projects
    Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Public transportation issues
    The culture is changing and becoming more hostile

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees and the organization before making decisions that cannot be reversed. Your team is there to help you make good decisions and be successful, not to challenge you. Know the facts for yourself.

  3. "Poor Leadership at DC Housing Finance Agency"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time

    Pros

    Free Parking, Great Location, Year End Bonus, Family Friendly

    Cons

    Favoritism, Too Political, Poor Leadership, Poor Management, Negative Culture

    Advice to Management

    Need Better Focus, Lack of Knowledge in upper management, need to hire people who have better knowledge and positive attitudes


  4. "Decent entry level, but time to move on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Services Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Social Services Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, health insurance. Easy to learn. Always work to do so you can make yourself busier if bored or do the bare minimum if you just wanna skate by and get paid.

    Cons

    Very little pto or sick leave, have to use leave for *everything* even just a doctor appt or something, no flexibility in scheduling. No real progression. Management doesn't work to find ways to help you improve and grow. No such thing as a merit based pay increase so you bust your butt to get a good evaluation but can't get any sort of promotion from it.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility, better work life balance would make happier employees. Also allow for merit based pay increases!!


  5. "Psychiatrist Nurse"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Washington DC Government full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    DC Government is a place where your work is appreciated, and your professional growth is encouraged.

    Cons

    Too much protocol to get simple things done, common to almost all governments in the world.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Govt communications"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Electronic Banking Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  9. "Chief Investigator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Management Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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