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thinking about switching from commercial to federal, is it worth it?

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You know everyone is trying to go the other way right?

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I went federal to commercial out of personal circumstances, not a desire to leave. I don’t get why federal gets all the hate. It’s way, way better work life balance and the project I was on was super interesting. I was with the same client for over 3 years but in different type of roles. Don’t let people discourage you, OP!

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OP, it depends on your skill set and the project. I’ve been in federal 16 years and have done mostly customer/market strategy, transformation, m&a, some systems implementation, and some program stand ups. It’s not all slow and boring and repetitive

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Lol I think I'm attracted to the consistency of work from federal

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Consistency meaning literally the same project? I’ve got a friend that’s on a federal project and it’s a 5 year project. I definitely get the work-life balance and local project perspective but yikes, going from commercial to fed sounds really boring.

I see, I was just trying to figure out more detail about what federal entails

I’m sure it still depends on the type of fed work/client but overall, I’ve heard much slower pace, a lot of bureaucracy, less innovative, and then there is the whole security clearance issue. There is a DC bowl, you could join that and you might get more detailed info.

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