Federal Government
3.5 of 5 336 reviews
www.usa.gov Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

Federal Government Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.5 336 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Federal Government President Barack Obama

Barack Obama

(137 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Job Security with global impact through warfighter supported efforts"
    in 49 reviews
  • "The work life balance is great, the best I have ever experienced"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "Could probably earn substantially more in the private sector with enough experience"
    in 18 reviews
  • "long hours and stressfull enviroment at the end of projects"
    in 10 reviews
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Good for some, bad for many.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Federal Government

ProsSomewhat good hours and pay.

ConsLeadership is incompetent as a rock.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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a very positive experience for me

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Federal Government

ProsFlexibility and a chance to continue to grow as a person. The more you can handle, the more they will offer you.

ConsThe bureaucracy can get to anyone. In such a large organisation, one must be prepared to live with the many rules that are applicable. Then again, this is the people's money and it should be spent wise.y.

Advice to Senior Managementlisten

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Alright

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Federal Government full-time

ProsOne employer, many different jobs

ConsRed tape can get

 in the way of advancement

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Federal Government

Prosmany jobs, opportunities, diversified, good salary

Consno work life balance, always need to do more

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not so bad

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Federal Government part-time

Prosmy direct supervisor was good and so was his boss. i had a really useful experience while I was there.

Consas expected some things were slow to move and it took a long time to get things done but that's not so unusual.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Federal Government

ProsSalary , security long hours relations

ConsBureaucratic with too much unnecessary work

Advice to Senior ManagementCut overhead

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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System-heavy bureacracy

Senior Policy Analyst (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON

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

ProsSalary and benefits are pretty comfortable and you get decent vacation and sick days, but that is about to change

ConsStrick hierarchy can make you claustrophobic. Most of the time, you have nothing to do and when you do, its to review for the 14th time a paper that will eventually lead nowhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more risk, be more open to ideas that come from "below".

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Relative high job stability

Researcher (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I have been working at Federal Government

ProsRelative high job stability, good working environment, excellent training opportunities, excellent pension and benefits,

ConsPolitics, paper work, lower salary

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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ok

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Federal Government

Prosbenefits are good; stable enviornment; good team members ; lots of training opportunities ; technology is ok; flexible hours; and location

Consnot cutting edge technology used, government is always lagging behind in technology implementations; promotions are not there and lots of managers

Advice to Senior Managementbenefits are good; stable enviornment; good team members ; lots of training opportunities ; technology is ok; flexible hours; and location

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Comfortable and secure

Political Analyst (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I worked at Federal Government

ProsExcellent benefits, great work-life balance, job security, if you want to work and study, this will be a place to work.

Consnot for the ambitious professionals who want a fast-paced, result-oriented environment. Remuneration is competitive for entry-level positions but there is no performance bonuses or profit sharing so incentives to work harder are not there. Nature of the job is bureaucratic.

Advice to Senior ManagementLessons to be learnt from the private sector on how to reward performance, initiative and. Less bureaucracy and approvals. Less paperwork and more results.

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