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Federal Government Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
390 Reviews

3.6
390 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is great, the best I have ever experienced (in 25 reviews)

  • Job Security with global impact through warfighter supported efforts (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Could probably earn substantially more in the private sector with enough experience (in 20 reviews)

  • long hours, federal job market is downsizing so its getting harder to find a federal job if thats your choice of emploment (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    great place to work, boring some times.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney

    Pros

    work life balance and good benefits

    Cons

    not good for the technical skills.

  2.  

    Very good

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    Current Employee - Operarions Director  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Operarions Director in Washington, DC (US)

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Enjoy my co-workers and the work

    Cons

    Limited creativity. Limited ability to change things for the better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Government

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work life balance and consistency

    Cons

    Slow to change. Difficult to obtain approvals.

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  5.  

    good

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    Current Employee - US Army  in  Schofield Barracks, HI (US)
    Current Employee - US Army in Schofield Barracks, HI (US)

    Pros

    benifit is descent, for education

    Cons

    stress, you need to follow orders from your superior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    caution to apply

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    Opportunities, leadership, benefits, travel, growth.

    Cons

    "Competitive" civil service. There's a reason it's called competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive of the troops!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Government

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything was great. Job was great. People were great.

    Cons

    Nothing. Everything was great. Job was great. People were great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  8.  

    Census Bureau, Crew Leader Assistant

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    Former Employee - Crew Leader Assistant  in  Flushing, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Crew Leader Assistant in Flushing, NY (US)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, nice boss, paid training, volunteer to be a crew leader assistant if you do good on tests during training, easy job, group setting for interviews.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, people slam doors in your face or pretend not to speak English

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Permanent positions for temporary employees who show effort and earn it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The environment is both professional and yet somewhat political in nature.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits
    Professional work environment
    Pay
    Rewarding working for the citizens of the US

    Cons

    Political
    Budget slashed has cut out quite alot of training opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive

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    Former Employee - Senior Management Analyst  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Management Analyst in Arlington, VA (US)

    Pros

    People, Mission, Opportunities, Making a difference

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Priorities, Resources, Time, and Organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mission First, Always train, develop and mentor personnel

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Federal Government Employnebt

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Great benefits, training, growth potential for motivated and qualified employees. Complicated application process, however, worth the effort. Must be able to follow and implement complex policies and procedures.

    Cons

    Office clicks can be a determent or an asset, depending who you befriend. Keep in the know but refrain from being a part of the problem. You never know who will be tour boss in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At times of downsizing or as major changes occur, it can be very. stressful for all employees. Managers and supervisors make a difference between positive or negative reactions from their teams by how they explain and implement changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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