The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government 2018 - The FTC Ranked #1 out of 27 mid-size agencies

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Careers at the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is a dynamic and mission-driven agency, regularly listed as one of the best places to work in the federal government. The agency has been in the top five best places to work in the government since 2012.

This year, the Federal Trade Commission is ranked the number one place to work among 27 mid-size federal government agencies by the non-profit, non-partisan Partnership for Public Service, based on the FTC’s high ratings for employee engagement. The FTC also ranks #1 in several Best Places to Work categories, including effective leadership, strategic management, innovation, performance based rewards and advancement and employee skills-mission match.

Additionally, the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) and the Bureau of Competition (BC) ranked third and fourth among a total of 415 subcomponents across all federal agencies.

The 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) was conducted at the FTC from May 2, 2018 through June 13, 2018 in accordance with the Federal requirement to complete an annual employee survey. Please review the FTC’s 2018 FEVS results here.

Join us at the FTC!

Take the next step in your career by joining the excellent staff here at the FTC. Hear why we love working at the FTC or see what opportunities are available and submit your application.

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Here are a few things that make the FTC great

  1. We take enormous pride in promoting consumer welfare through advocacy, enforcement, and policy initiatives.
  2. We have access to, and the ability to use, cutting-edge technologies on behalf of consumers.
  3. Our excellent work is often recognized by the public and media.
  4. A career at?the FTC can provide exceptional?opportunities to obtain excellent training, development, and professional growth.
  5. We value, and seek to promote and support the diversity of our communities.
  6. We strive for, and generally attain, a healthy work/life balance through family friendly alternative work schedules and telecommuting opportunities.

If you are interested in a career with us, you may want to learn about the different bureaus and offices within the FTC.

  • The Bureau of Competition ensures that our markets are open and free.
  • The Bureau of Consumer Protection prevents fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices.
  • The Bureau of Economics provides scientifically sound, data-driven analysis that informs antitrust, consumer protection, and business regulation policy.
  • The Regional Offices further both the agency’s competition and consumer protection missions through a combination of enforcement and outreach.

Learn more about the mission of the FTC?and our many additional supporting offices.

We protect American consumers

The mission of the FTC is to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity. We are proud to serve the American public in pursuit of these goals.