Pros: 401k, sick and vacation
Cons: expensive insurance, lack of productive days
A typical day at work we sit at our cubicles reading quick reference guides or surfing the companies one and only available web page; our daily goal is to stay awake and stay seated. This is because there is hardly any work to be done due to the fact, (I'm assuming), that they have over-hired. The work trickles in every once in awhile. When new tasks are developed by the company, they train a hand full of teams. The training is very un-organized. For example: 6 teams were trained for a special task that was recently developed. We would get trained in groups. By the time we all got trained for the special tasks, all the work was completed before the last 4 teams could even attempt to work the new task. I do, however, understand that this is a new company and they are still trying to get there standard operating procedures in order.
Management could be better. Most days if we ask a question, we are told to look for it in one of the many quick reference guides; we rarely are ever given an answer to our questions.
Co-workers varied from young to old, little to big, black to white. It was a very cultured place to work and I had no problems with the co-workers.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with changing guidelines for tasks and application processing. The easiest part was getting paid to sit and do nothing some of the time.
Overall, in a few years this company might be decent to work for...but the drawback to working for this particular government facility is that it has only a 5 year contract with the government. Who knows what will happen to your job at the end of that contract.