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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Army Bomb Squad Team Leader

"Great organization, rich in history, and equally rich in personnel quality. The workplace and lifestyles created therein were some of the best I've seen. The training and resources available to employees made every person an asset, creating a great place to get things done."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
United States Government Employee

"Loved every moment in the service of our country."

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

"I've worked in FDA since 2012. This is the excellent environment for doing the research. It will be a good environment if you want to study the human health research."

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

"There is a great environment for research. They have very good and very smart colleagues. They can help you learn more about the healthy improvement knowledge. I recommend this environment if you want to get into the field of human health and biomedical."

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

"I have worked for the private and public sector managing contracts for the last twelve years."

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