Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt...
Pros: high pay, little work for most
Cons: you will eventually become what you despise the longer you stay there.
This is not a government working for its people. It is a mix of activists trying to push their agendas as public servants, elected officials acting as executives that cannot make business decisions that work against their own self-preservation, and unqualified managers that have worked their way up through the system without proper education for their executive roles.
The main lesson I learned as a City of Seattle employee is that the name of the game is creating more government positions that require minimal work, high levels of compensation, and your main job is to justify why your department needs more funding to study the efficiencies and positive outcomes you initially received funding for that you cannot prove were effective, even though the initial funding was contingent on tracking the same information and outcomes you promised would be delivered in the first place.
When caught, plead ignorance, blame a staffer, fire the employees that outed you, get sued for civil rights violations and unethical employment practices, knowing you will get qualified immunity and a City Attorney's office that will spend millions of dollars defending you, so the taxpayers never have to pay the judgment (even though the City Attorney's office will spend 10 times what it would cost so that they also can avoid the shame), using legal trickery to hide the bad acts from the public, and allow the corruption to continue (being this also justifies their ever-growing positions and operational funding).
Stay away, this career path will lead you NOWHERE AND FAST!!! Not to mention it will suck the life out of you.