SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Employee Reviews

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Mobile Deployment Technician (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 8, 2017
Has given me additional skills but culture in management with this particular position have been drawbacks from the great work my co-workers and I put fourth everyday.I look forward to possible opportunities throught the agency
Pros
Opportunity for full time employment
Cons
Planning and management of project
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Attorney (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 1, 2017
This was a very good government job. The people were excellent and the work engaging. The workplace was somewhat challenged by budgetary considerations and the opportunities for advancement were limited.
Pros
great experience
Cons
salary was low
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Great Place to Work
Office of the General Counsel (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 21, 2017
Worked with some great people and the educational opportunity were outstanding. Worked with both high level government official and outside official.
Pros
Promotions, training, awards
Cons
none
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Productive and fun place to work.
IT Specialist (Service Now Admin.) (Former Employee) –  Washington City, DCJanuary 31, 2017
The work was challenging and interesting. Good work environment and knowledgeable co-workers.I was able to multi-train with several different teams and learn different environments.
Pros
Challeging environment.
Cons
No cheap parking.
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Positive workplace culture and results
Enforcement Attorney June (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 19, 2017
A wonderful experience with valuable training plus room for advancement. many fine people to work with and a government agency with positive purpose and results.
Pros
good benefits
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Hectic with good salary and benefits though
ITSM Administrator (Former Employee) –  Washington City, DCSeptember 15, 2016
I worked as a contractor in the IT Department for 5 years managing and developing the ITSM infrastructure. Typical workday was spent troubleshooting, organizing lists of change requests and bug fixes\enhancements and reviewing projects and changes, coordinating through SDLC and training analysts.
I learned and applied Project Management skills, development and cloud based ITSM suites IServiceNow) implementation.
Management was fairly stable initially but is currently going through changes with new contracts etc. Co-workers were supportive and engaged mostly. The hardest part was awaiting\campaigning for changes that could not be implemented due to non technical reasons.
I enjoyed making a difference and helping the SEC successfully transition to a new system while picking up new skills.
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Great place to work
Software Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 9, 2015
Our company built some great applications for this agency that has helped streamline their financials.

The management here has an open door policy that helps career mobility and enhances the learning experience.
Pros
Flexibiity
Cons
Healthcare
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Challenging and interesting public service.
CPA (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 5, 2015
Specialized in review of public companies for compliance to SEC reporting requirement. Initiated multiple enforcement actions. Best federal agency to contribute too.
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Limited Opportunities
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Regional OfficeMay 6, 2015
This is a good agency to work for if you are a recent college graduate and need experience and training. Otherwise, advancement, promotional, and any other opportunities are quite limited and reserved for those who are well-liked or friends or family (I've seen this time and time again at the SEC).

If you are an attorney or CPA you are held in higher regard. Attorneys garner the most respect from management. Others are lesser employees. Regional offices have VERY limited advancement opportunities, and often those are not granted based on the work you do, but rather personal bias from hiring managers (again, personal experience speaks here).

All in all, good for starting or ending your career (you can gain alot of training early on, and if you are experienced, come here to retire). In the middle? I'd look elsewhere.
Pros
Benefits, slow pace, time off, mostly friendly environment.
Cons
Slow pace, lack of drive, poorly managed, limited advancement opportunities, resources not well utilized
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Great Place to work
(LARO) (CACI CONTRACTOR) (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 23, 2015
it is a great place to work, but only on the full time basis, with all the benefits, not on the contract basis, interesting cases, nice people very casual and friendly, great IT support. All research engines available
Pros
very casual
Cons
work through the cACi contractor
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Productive place to work
Intern (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 8, 2015
A typical day at work as an intern begins with checking in with supervisor(s) to review and discuss projects and/or task assigned. Next, executing projects and/or task and presenting any new findings or solutions to assignments to supervisor(s).
What I learned is important regulations and guidelines necessary when monitoring a financial entity.
Management is great and seeks improvement and quality assurance for all employees in each department.
My co-workers were very personable and encouraged improved in all aspects of the job.
The hardest part of the job is non-existent because of the passion to be efficient and fair in completing projects and deadlines.
The most enjoyable part of the job is interactions professional and non professional with coworkers.
Pros
Friendly co-workers
Cons
No cons
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Day at Work
Paralegal/Legal Assistant I (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 10, 2015
My job functions range from legal, compliance to e-discovery tasks. The projects are diverse in nature and complexity. I am exposed to a lot of training, substantive and technical.
Pros
Professional, Polite staff
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Fast pace
Litigation Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 16, 2013
hands-on position provided advanced technology support and training for all stages of the litigation process, including e-discovery and trial project management.
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Agency Too Laid Back!
Secretary (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 1, 2013
A typical day at work was too routine and not enough training or work on special projects. Management is not good at all. Most co-workers were all afraid of losing their jobs except for the chosen few. The hardest part of the job was the management. The most enjoyable part of the job was the benefits.
Cons
Not a productive environment...
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Wonderful Practical Experience
Paralegal Intern (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 22, 2013
As a paralegal intern, I was given many practical assignments that have seamlessly complemented my education.
Pros
Lots of work; treated kindly and welcomed by staff
Cons
n/a
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A good place for professionals wanting a family life.
Senior Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 27, 2013
A typical day at work would involve reviewing filings and discussing them with supervisors, co-workers and outside people doing business with us. I learned about the day-to-day operations of the securities industry and how they differ from the images they project. Management not open to new ideas, but also tend to not oppress the non-management. Co-workers are varied but nearly all were easy to work with. The hardest part was arguing with someone from outside over the phone. The most enjoyable was being able to enjoy a family life while in the industry.
Pros
benefits
Cons
culture not always open to change
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Project Management Recruitment
Recruiting Manager/Project Lead- Futurestep (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 27, 2013
Assist SEC with development of World Class Recruitment Program
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