Federal Government Reviews

Updated 13 September 2014
Updated 13 September 2014
411 Reviews
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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.  

    i have 15 year experience in office adminstration

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    Current Employee - Business Administrator  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Business Administrator in London, England

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

    Pros

    i have 15 year experience in office adminstration

    Cons

    i m a mature working man know how to work in any department with honesty and respect seniors and well coord with juniors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    will be informed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great career with great salary, benefits and opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Law Enforcement Officer  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Law Enforcement Officer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    I gained invaluable experience and friends

    Cons

    Sometimes it moves too slowly and is too burocratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Government full-time

    Pros

    Stable, rewarding, good management, happy people

    Cons

    Salaries, promotion opportunity, hours flexibility,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire wisely

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Comfortable

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Allowed my schedule to be flexible while paying me well. The benefits are good and the time off is better

    Cons

    Not very conducive to moving upward, very political

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Job for Hard working, dedicated people

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    Former Employee - Mid-Level Management  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Management in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    When you work for the Federal Government, you are working for the people. You are part of keeping the nation safe, solving very complex problems and knowing that you are doing something incredibly worthwhile.

    Cons

    This is a challenging environment for someone who constantly needs praise and attention. Most of the satisfaction and motivation is self generated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think like a private sector manager - motivation, bottom line, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Business Analytics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Impact, flexibility, growth opportunity, depending on organization, excellent employee engagement,

    Cons

    Slow to innovate, salary for experienced employees lower than private industry, and difficult to fire under performers, depending on organization hiring process.

  8.  

    Very happy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, time off, and plenty of vacation.

    Cons

    Sometimes my job gets boring

  9.  

    Outstanding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Government

    Pros

    World travel, training, and professionalism throughout the organization..

    Cons

    Long hours....on call 24 hours

  10.  

    Good emplouer.

    Former Employee - Safety Advisor  in  Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Safety Advisor in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Educational Opportunities.

    Cons

    Working for the government can often be bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great workplace environment. Would recommend.

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Moncton, NB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Very professional

    Cons

    Decreasing resources (money) for most operations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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