Pros: flexible work schedules and telecommuting options available.
Cons: croneyism in management. low pay relative to responsibility.
Management was good in some ways, less than ideal in others. There were things that went on that would not be tolerated in the private sector. In some instances incompetence appeared to be rewarded with promotion and once a manager there was little accountability.
Raises were unheard of, unless the money was immediately taken back in the form of higher – more... insurance payments. Changing positions, even departments, was the only way to increase income.
Flexibility was very good telework opportunities were encouraged in most departments.
During my time there there were massive layoffs, Riffs. But these did not effect me personnally and did not markedly increase the work load of remaining staff.
One thing I very much appreciated was that applicants to the programs were to be treated as "customers", respected and valued. We considered all the people with whom we had contact as "customers". Therefore there was a low tolerance for rudeness and impatience amongst coworkers. For the most part there was a great sense of respect amongst coworkers. – less