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Federal Government Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.6 373 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Federal Government President Barack Obama

Barack Obama

(158 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 12 reviews)

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    great place to work, boring some times.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sydney

    Proswork life balance and good benefits

    Consnot good for the technical skills.

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    great experience

    Supply Tech (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA (US)

    Prosgreat experience I would recommend this company to anyone. great benefit packages and great people to work with

    Consgreat experience I would recommend this company to anyone. great benefit packages and great people to work with

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, living in the government is low key.

    ConsRegardless of which part of the government you work in, there are folks who do not work a full day.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent experience and plan to return to the feds again.

    IT Specialist (Former Employee) Washington, DC (US)

    ProsStability, benefits, challenging projects, work/life balance.

    ConsDC commute is horrible, pay is lower than market average - much more money in being a gov contractor and many of those companies have comparable benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease COLA and step increases to offset rising cost of insurance premiums and high cost of living in areas like DC/NOVA, San Fran, etc. I wanted to remain a fed, but couldn't afford to live in NOVA. The only affordable housing for a family of 5 was 70 miles south in Fredericksburg, VA.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best job despite negative opinions of public and politicians

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are terrific, including health insurance (with employee paying part), pension (with employee contribution), and 401K, as well as the option of dental and vision and long-term care insurance at employee's expense. Fellow employees are hard-working and congenial.

    ConsThere is very little room for advancement. Morale is not good due to sequester, shutdown, wage freeze, and public opinion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost of the poor opinion of government workers is really attributable to very upper-level workers. These are the people getting the big bonuses, spending on trips and conventions, etc. These executives should better represent the many, many hard-working employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Policy, Procurement, and Project Management

    Management and Program Analyst (Current Employee) Washington, DC (US)

    ProsGreat benefits and pretty good job security
    Lots of opportunities to solve complex problems

    ConsAntiquated systems and thinkers
    Somewhat of a tight squeeze on mobility - ESPECIALLY if out of the DC area

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more opportunities for GS-12 thru GS-15 employees to reside outside of the DC area
    Utilize technology more to minimize redundancies and gain efficiency

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    Interesting

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Augusta, GA (US)

    Prostravel, fun, never know what going to happen

    Constravel if you don't like it,

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall is OK

    Program Analyst (Current Employee) Huntsville, AL (US)

    ProsJob Secure
    OK retirement Benefit
    Less competition between offices

    ConsSalary, Salary, Salary
    Workforce Structure
    Hiring Process discourage young people to get in
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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very busy and a lot or red tape to get things done.

    Finance Manager (Former Employee) Richmond, VA (US)

    ProsThe benefits are great! You have more leave categories, paid holidays, etc.

    ConsThe project approval process. Everything has to be voted on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a page from the private sector

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Medical Technologist in Federal Government

    Medical Laboratory Technologist (Current Employee)

    ProsTSP fund is the best benefit.

    ConsNot much opportunity to advance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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