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Government of the District of Columbia Employer Reviews

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DC Gov is NOT for forward thinking professionals
Management (Human Resources) (Current Employee), Washington DCJune 23, 2014
Pros: pay
Cons: culture, staff, antiquated policies, procedures, systems and business culture
DC Government has possibly the worst business & professional culture of any organization I've worked with in the past decade. Very unprofessional, a great majority of the employees benefitted from nepotism, unfair, unethical and borderline (if not) illegal hiring practices, antiquated systems and processes as well as the mindset of employees.

DC Gov – more... is the perfect place for a "Yes Man". Most employees have been there for ages and could care less about productivity. They simply go through the motions and race out of there at 5pm, if not before. There is NO ACCOUNTABILITY. DC Gov management is even worse. There is absolutely no support given to or coming from managers. Most managers are afraid to lose their jobs so they assimilate and conform to group think.

If my tax dollars weren't being wasted, I wouldn't care about how poorly run DC Government is. I wouldn't care that the citizens of DC pay the salaries of these workers. I wouldnt expect more from a government that taxes its citizens but does not represent their interest. DC Gov has a LOOOOONG way to go. It would honestly take a complete overhaul to fix it. DC Gov is full of dead weight.

Do yourself a favor, don't even waste your time or talent working for an organization that does not value hard work. – less
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Good experience
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, VINCENT C. GRAY (Current Employee), Washington, DCFebruary 25, 2014
I have enjoyed my experience very much but I am ready to move on.
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Consistent employment
Staff Assistant (Current Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 30, 2014
Government work is consistent, employment is federally grant funded so there is job security, very little threat of furlough.
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Not a fun work place
Controller (Former Employee), Washington, DCDecember 5, 2013
Work environment too political and absolutely has no job security no matter what remarkable improvement you have brought to the job. Lots of chronism and does not matter what you know but who you know. Employees are treated as disposable just because the OCFO can hide behind "AT Will" law.
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Productive, exciting workplace
Vital Statistics Specialist (Current Employee), Washington, DCNovember 22, 2013
Pros: provide valuable service to the public
Cons: lack of support from management, lack of resources/ equipment to be successful
The work I perform is most sedetary, administrative work. I serve as a subject matter expert assisting with the scanning and digitization of Vital Records paper records. My responsibilities include testing the electronic
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worst place to work
Automotive Mechanic Supervisor (Current Employee), DCNovember 6, 2013
Pros: there no freebies in this company
Cons: it's not safe to leave the work site for any kind of food
worst place you could work at very rundown work location The equipment run down poor maintenance on all vehicles .
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Not a true law enfocement agency, weak/bad managers! No respect
Clerk (Former Employee), 441March 18, 2013
Cons: way too many to list
The DC IG investigations unit is weak and has no standing with the FBI, US Atty, or other DC govt agencies. They make no arrests, have no seizure Auth. They have no real investigative training and no specialized units. Oh, And do not present federal cases without a Real Fed or a police officer. They just spent countless investgative hours on DC employees – more... misuse of parking placards...wow real FRAUD cases. THey also had a major Medicaid case....a caregiver slapped a patient. This investigative unit is just for show and not for real results in order to make significant impact. A real joke, on the taxpayers. – less
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Not good for your career, mental health or well being
manager (Former Employee), financeMarch 5, 2013
This organization has many issues. It is not a good workplace if you have ethics, knowledge and aspire to be a good public servant. There is a lot of chaos and confusion. This organization thrives on backstabbing and favoritism at all levels from frontline to senior management. There is no job security no rewards for doing your job just fighting and – more... chaos all around. They put up a good game to the general public and other government officials. – less
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Productive workplace
Tax Examiner (Former Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 31, 2013
• Determined tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
• Collected taxes from individuals or businesses according to prescribed laws and regulations.
• Maintained knowledge of tax code changes, and of accounting procedures and theory in order to properly evaluate financial information.
 – more... Maintained records for each case, including contacts, telephone numbers, and actions taken.
• Conferred with taxpayers or their representatives in order to discuss the issues, laws, and regulations involved in returns, and to resolve problems with returns.
• Contacted taxpayers by mail or telephone in order to address discrepancies and to request supporting documentation.
• Sent notices to taxpayers when accounts are delinquent. – less
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interested in working in Mental Health don't go there.
d.c.. (Current Employee), alabama ave s.e.November 29, 2012
Cons: too many to list. management that lacks leadership
St Elizabeths is run by a management that treats its Recovery Assistants like mules. They micro manage every detail and hire poor leadership as managers who will lie to save themselves when something questionable avails itself. treatment for patients in recovery is not cohesively carried out to help the parients in their care. Many staff doctors and – more... nurses get hurt and or harmed as a result of a poor training department that they claim should prepare its new employees. you will be taking an huge risk by working there. Those that continie to stay are there because of money gained through work for overtime duties. wards are constantly being understaffed which increases the risk of the safety for both the employee and the patients. – less
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Life at Dept. Of Employment Services
Clerical Assistant (Current Employee), Washington, DCNovember 14, 2012
A typical day at work is working with hundreds of walk in customers and helping them find jobs and getting to where they need to be. I have been working there for 3 months now, before then i was working with unemployment in a call center for a year, that was also working with tons of customers with problems and questions, before that, I was working – more... in the Director's Office for the agency for 8 years and 8 months. When I was working in that office I was dealing with customers over e-mail, phone as well as in person. The department is a well organized agency.My co-workers are great and awesome to work with. What I have learned while working with this agency is customers need help and a smile with plenty of customer service is all they need.(sometimes). The most enjoyable part of the job is helping people that need our help with a smile. The hardest part of the job is when I can not help thecustomer because they are too late for filing for unemployment or if they do not have all the information they need. – less
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District government benefits
Correctional Treatment Specialist (Current Employee), Washington, DCSeptember 9, 2012
Pros: close to home
Cons: no advancement
Work with persons that are incarcerated within the Department of Corrections
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Challenging
Analyst (Current Employee), Washington, DCJune 6, 2012
There are workforce issues the District Government must resolved. Namely, the workforce skews closer to retirement age which decreases opportunities for younger workers who may want to advance their careers.
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More experience than you will find in other cities.
Police Officer (Former Employee), Washington, DCMarch 21, 2012
Pros: crime ridden city
Cons: crime ridden city
Understaffed which means that everyone who is still there has to pick up the slack. More officers do personal errands and family activities than actually police the PSA.