United States Government Employee Job Reviews in the United States

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3.7
Average Rating
(based on 44 United States Government Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
3.9
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
3.6
Way You Work
3.8
Work Setting
3.8
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IT Systems Administrator

"I found it to be a strong and tight knit working environment. I will almost miss the family like atmosphere."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
IT Specialist

"Strictly for persons with a strong military background. The command, II MEF, employs approximately 100 civilian and contract personnel that work closely with higher ranking Marines. Most positions are deployable."

Person You Work For 3.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.3 / 5
Contract Administrator

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"limited income, limited advancement potential, limited advancement support. no tuition assistance"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"more attention to cultivating positive team atmosphere, supportive interaction, warmth"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
English Teacher

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"Good Benefits, Good Pay, Vacation Days, Hours, Low Stress Level"

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"Hours, Language barrier, vacation days, Stress level of the boss"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Less useless projects for the teachers and more time to work on the important ones"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Electrician

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"Financial Stability, Travel Opportunities, Opportunity to meet people from all over the world, Challenging work"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you get a college education and degree before joining!"

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"A lot of the leadership personnel are incompetent. The rules often do not make sense."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would incorporate more constructive in port work and activities"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Data Analyst

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"Very little. You don't lose seniority when switching to another department."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you are intending to try for management, ask current managers for mentoring opportunity. It is too easy to get stuck in the analyst series for 10+ years or more!"

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"Top Administrators changes every 4 years or less. We are driven & tossed by elections. Current boss doesn't want to learn our software, so is trying to make everyone here convert to the software he already knows. Current boss is a new manager, & is pretty lousy at it at this time -- can't keep a steady course & keeps changing his mind & forcing me to redo things over & over."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Try to stay on a steadier course, rather than having his staff re-do the same project over & over each time the boss changes his mind."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Fellow

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"Flexible work schedules. Regular hours. Strategic approach. Work with diverse organizations and people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Work here requires strong convening and consensus building skills. Project and contract management is the primary job function. Be prepared to navigate bureaucratic processes to complete tasks. Flexible work schedule, regular job hours, and paid holidays are incredible benefits."

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"Lack of realistic goal setting, work plans, and projects that serve clear needs. Feeling there are few opportunities for advancement. Projects lack scope. Silos."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Prioritize projects that demonstrate the highest impact. Place clear goals and workplans around projects. Ensure projects are derived from and serve constituent needs. Offer a wider variety of projects and opportunities for development for employees. Foster more creativity. Set clear expectations and goals via office policies."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Legal Secretary

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"Easy work and lots of vacation. Coworkers are also pretty fun to work with at times. Not the people I'm constantly around but the deputy district attorney's that I work for."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have tough skin and don't expect to move up any time at all. Everyone at my position is capped at where they're at. There are no opportunities to move up."

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"The people are completely crap at times. They definitely hired some duds and kept on some people that should have been let go a long time ago."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not too sure.... managing at the government level is very different from corporate. you can't just fire anyone that you think is doing a crappy job. I think I would take more of a stand on issues and instead of asking for group input about something I would just say that this is the way things are going to be. no ifs and or buts."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Network Administrator

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"It has great perks and retirements. I also get tons of training."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Certifications are king. You can rise to the top of the ranks with certifications and no degree."

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"We waste money at every possilbe chance because we don't want to go with cheaper solutions to simple problems. They believe if they spend thousands of dollars on a firewall we will be more secure... but everyone knows it is all in how you configure it."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"We never get to put our ideas into play because there are a million rules that say we can't. I just feel like there is a lot of improvments we could make if we were allowed"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Manager

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"important, relevant, interesting, never boring, health focussed, great co-workers, opportunities for advancement"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Understanding how your place of employment works at the senior levels is critical to rising the ranks."

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"Work life balance is almost impossible to achieve. The work is interesting, and I like fast-paced environments, but this is unmanageable and this is impacting workplace health."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Look for solutions to manage priorities better and support a more positive working environment. Focus on appreciating working level staff."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Economist

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"Regular pay and really great benefits like dental and vacation time"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't believe when they tell you that you'll have complete freedom"

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"The amount of people who check every single thing I do"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I'm not sure - erasing some of the bureaucracy may help."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
IT Specialist

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"Important growth potential. Potential for a wide variety of duties. Good responsibility , Fantastic coworkers, excellent supervisor."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest about your abilities. Find mentors within the company you can go to for advice. Find out who to watch for and how to protect yourself."

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"I had trouble getting support. There were some political games I couldn't play. There was one supervisor assigned who didn't have the necessary qualifications to perform his task."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Better for support. Have a complaint process. please enforce company policies for honesty and integrity."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Project Manager

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"It was a very peaceful environment in Toronto, Canada. I loved it there."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be open and positive. Go for what you want and it will be yours."

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"Nothing really."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Love people and manage them professionally. Ensure work-life balance."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of Communications

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"My team is Strategic, innovative, client and citizen-focused, project-based, deadline-driven. Allows for collaboration across sector and business streams"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Tell the panel the skills you would bring to the job and your vision for the position rather than just reiterate your skills and your past roles"

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"My team is embracing innovation, community consultation, person centred service design and open government whilst much of the organisation doesn't know what it is."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Engage with staff by walking the floors more often and continuing regular staff forums"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Administration Manager

What do you like about working at United States Government?

"Independence, control of day to day, good boss, nice office, non profit"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be rady to stay in the job for the long haul"

What don't you like about working at United States Government?

"Too much involvement in other things, need more time to focus on original job. Use the right people for the right job, stop throwing money at problems"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Enforcement of maintenance, ingrain safety, improve processes, simpler actions, less over reactions"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

United States Government Reviews FAQs

Is United States Government a good company to work for?

United States Government has an overall rating of 3.7 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 44 United States Government Review Ratings left anonymously by United States Government employees, which is 5% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 95% of employees would recommend working at United States Government.

Does United States Government pay their employees well?

United States Government employees earn $60,000 annually on average, or $29 per hour, which is 9% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 17 United States Government employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find United States Government Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at United States Government?

95% of employees would recommend working at United States Government with the overall rating of 3.7 out of 5. Employees also rated United States Government 3.6 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.8 for Rewards You Receive, 3.5 for Growth Opportunities and 3.6 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at United States Government?

According to our data, the highest paying job at United States Government is a CFO at $200,000 annually. Browse United States Government Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at United States Government?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at United States Government is a Marketing Intern at $10,000 annually. Browse United States Government Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at United States Government?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at United States Government to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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