A well deversity group of people including handcapped employees
Budget Analyst (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 15, 2016
A normal work day is you do your work without closed supervision. It get very stressful around year-end closing (closing the books before the new fiscal year begin). The hard part of the job was dealing with over 75 Realty Specialists requesting information for the next 3 up coming fiscal years. Co-workers are sometime hard to get along with and most of the time there are great communication between my co-workers. The most enjoyable part of the job when you received your performance award (money) during Christmas time. Great supervisors and managers about 80% of the time.
Great deal of independence, great benefits, mediocre pay
Auditor (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 7, 2016
Management team is excellent, provides mentorship, and fosters the independence of their reports. Work-life balance was great. The work week rarely exceeded 40 hours. Pay is considerably less than the private sector once you've been there awhile (see GS pay schedule). You trade pay for excellent job security and good benefits.
Associate Administrator (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 15, 2016
The GSA is an excellent federal agency to work for and has first class leadership. The agency is very friendly to small businesses which aids in the achievement of our small business goals. As part of the senior executive service level, I am part of management which is responsible for executing the mission and policies of the agency. I learned while working at the GSA that it is hard to change the culture of a large agency. It is a significant challenge but it is very worthwhile and very fulfilling. I had much success at GSA and I look forward to my next challenge!
Teleworking promoted a strong work life balance
Culture of enabling disengaged employees is a federal government hurdle
Project Engineer (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – January 13, 2016
Overall a good place to work, especially if you have a family. The work life balance is fantastic. The primary criticism that I have is that there is little chance to advance your career, and they lose a lot of good employees who are seeking more upward mobility
intern (Current Employee) – san francisco – May 13, 2015
At GSA, management can make or break you. Advancement can be dependent on who you know, not what you know and your senority. Great job security and benefits and offers alternative work schedule and telework opportunities for most positions.
Secretary (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – March 7, 2016
The job culture of US General Services Administration is productive and the working environment is also pleasant and professional. There is diversity in the workplace which foster a working experience with working and understanding diverse cultures as well.
Construction Project and Procurement Manager (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 11, 2015
During my tenure at the Sam Nunn Building, I gained invaluable experience, in the area of dealing with MOLD Remediation.
Due to an accident, dealing with a water break, leading to the need to determine the contamination. Working with certified Mold experts, it was determined that the walls of approximately 10 floors were affected. It was necessary for me to relocate 5 agencies and the Child Care Center to temporary premises.
I was also required to provide written documentation of the Mold for submission to Congress to appropriate the necessary funds to for the relocations and work necessary to rebuild some of the floors entirely.
Aside from the Mold Remediation, I was trained as one of the first female construction representatives, and was responsible for the renovation and/or build out of approximately 1.3 million square feet of rental space and the accompanying garage.
Increased experience and training as a Planner Estimator and Construction Representative
Rocky Mountain Regional Public Affairs Officer (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – March 3, 2014
If you are a go getter that can take the ball and run with it, this is a great place to grow and learn. This federal agency covers a lot of ground so there's never a lack of being able to learn new products, services, or programs. Networking, negotiating skills and being politically astute are key in navigating these waters. You may be surprised to meet a talented group of hard-working government workers who really know their stuff. GSA is family friendly and supportive when life throws you a curve ball.
IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 7, 2014
WOrked there six years and was very frustrated when left. Worst agency in the federal government that I worked for; worked for Department of Defense, Transportation, Social Security Adminstration and the Department of Treasury and this was the worst agency because the managers just wanted to help people they liked instead of being fair; politics at its worst! Sat in the same department and branch for six years, even after they asked where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do they would not move me so I eventually had to leave. The benefits are awesome as a federal worker; and you might even get some telework days but eventually the agency was also letting people they like work at home almost everyday and if they did not like you, you were put in the basement with one or no telework days. Very bias leadership!
great benefits, hours are flexible, pay is competitive
Facilities Manager (Current Employee) – Washington DC – September 12, 2013
Working for the Government is a blessing for many, but it's not for everybody. As a person who is serious about my career, I've come to a point in my life where I need to move on from the Government. But overall the experience has been good. I would take GSA over a lot of agencies. I was fortunate in that I had an amazing boss. Otherwise I would have left a long time ago.
flexible schedules, decent compensation
bureaucracy, slow promotion potential, very political, real workers not necessary rewarded
Unbelievable work life balance and benefits with open office culture
Management and Program Analyst (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 4, 2014
GSA represents one of the best government agencies in the nation. GSA offers excellent training for associates and features a culture and work life balance that is second to none. In a typical day, I engage with multiple parties from several business lines internally and a number of stakeholders externally. The main task is to develop technical solutions to improve business processes, administer contracts and handle acquisitions in a regulatory conscious manner, and assist the mission of building and managing sustainable and smart buildings. I have learned not only to be customer service oriented with strong interpersonal skills, I also learned relevant industry standard technical and operational skills that can translate to any business environment. The hardest part of the job is catering to ever changing customer needs sometimes at a moments notice. The most rewarding part of the job is the chance to work with great people.
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – New York, ny – November 1, 2013
Worked to ensure timely and accurate billing for federally owned and leased properties throughout the Northeast and Caribbean. This position has increased my analytical skills from having to thoroughly check lease documents to validate rent rates. Managed a small team of three people who successfully managed to exceed program goals by over 7%.