best for double dipping retired professionals
Architect (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – December 5, 2018
Professional life is very frustrating.Everybody, at all levels, know the problems, but nobody is willing to take necessary steps to solve them. Very poor moral. Civilian professionals, many I met were quite brilliant, quickly move back to private sector and most foreign service personnel are trapped. Foreign service colleagues must blindly follow supervisors. New and creative ideas are ignored and actively discouraged.
Review/evaluation process is meaningless. All evaluations are written by the individual and simply signed by the supervisor. So most go out of way to not rock the boat. Thus, most supervisors are temperamental prima donnas.
Promotion process is simply perverse. Most management & executive level personnel have frequent & gigantic failures (eg pick almost any construction project) in their portfolio, yet reward and promotion is all but guaranteed.
Current technologies are not used. The longer you stay the farther behind the tech times you will be.
This job is definitely more about living the diplomat lifestyle (which is definitely a blast) than practicing your profession...unless your profession is being a usg employee. It is like your job is a paid vacation.
depressing work culture