Federal Government Reviews

Updated 24 August 2014
Updated 24 August 2014
395 Reviews

3.6
395 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Government Administrative Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Section Officer  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Section Officer in Chennai

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Gives the positive feeling that you are part the system

    Cons

    Not much enhancement in position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Excellent work enviroment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military  in  Albany, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Military in Albany, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunites, new experiences daily, very technical, teaches proficiency and reliability. Many benefits for being with the military, multiple chances to travel to learn new computer systems and software.

    Cons

    Promotions, perks, stressful environment. the work hours can be long and extenssive requrinig a lot of juggling with appointments and other arising issues.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst  in  Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Buffalo, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, work life balance, sharp coworkers

    Cons

    Promotions can be hard to get

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye out for strong candidates not just former military

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operarions Director  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Operarions Director in Washington, DC (US)

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

    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
  6.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - US Army  in  Schofield Barracks, HI (US)
    Current Employee - US Army in Schofield Barracks, HI (US)

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

    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
  7.  

    Government

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Great work life balance and consistency

    Cons

    Slow to change. Difficult to obtain approvals.

  8.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Management Analyst  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Management Analyst in Arlington, VA (US)

    I worked at Federal Government full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  9.  

    Senior Investigator with 15 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Federal Government full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The telework and the trust the company place in you to get the job done.

    Cons

    Its not so much of a family kind of company, senior level people tend to put the mission and values before an employees family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A happy employee is based on an employee having a happy life with his family. When corporate America ignores the concerns of a member or an employee though it may not be important to management, but it causing some problem with the employee. You know something is wrong be observing his demeanor or work. he needs to be engage, and come to an some kind of solvable solution. When an employee departs for the day, he has another 16 hours or less left to interact with his family. During that time issues come up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Federal Government full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  11.  

    Government

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Government

    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

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