Sba Loan Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The mission of the Small Business Administration is "to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses and by assisting in the economic recovery of communities after disasters".
Sba Loan violated a new law and defy Congress by denying a loan to a company during the pandemic due to low credit,and customer service takes months to answer, according to a review by Garry at sitejabber.com
"In the middle of a global pandemic, the SBA has denied my company's loan / "grant" - lol due to a low credit score. Congress passed into law that ALL small businesses would receive a grant of 10,000. The SBA then violated the new law by changing the rules to 1000 per employee. Then after waiting MONTHS for an answer from the SBA, we were issued a denial letter because of a few late credit card payments from over four years ago. Funny how the SBA can defy Congress and nothing is said, meanwhile people are going out of business."
Former Employee - IT Specialist says"I worked at US Small Business Administration full-time for more than a year Cons: Horrible Management, Toxic Environment, No Appreciation at all"
Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Specialist says"I worked at US Small Business Administration full-time for more than a year Cons: Team Leads very inexperienced and play Favoritism. So much time is wasted on repeated processing with way too many bosses who want to look good. If you are not pro-Trump they will get rid of you"
Former Employee - Information Technology says"I worked at US Small Business Administration full-time Cons: None professional manger inside the dept."
Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Specialist says"I worked at US Small Business Administration full-time for less than a year Cons: Team leaders do not care about you, you are just a number for them. There is a hostile work environment and discrimination."
Former Employee - Disaster Verification Representative/Construction Analyst says"I worked at US Small Business Administration full-time for less than a year Cons: Team Leaders are a Total Waste of time and Money. Grown people working in the field don;t need another person monitoring their work when it can b don online by HQ"
Current Employee - Professional says"I have been working at US Small Business Administration full-time for more than 10 years Cons: WAY TOO MANY political appointees for a small agency,!! Across all divisions the politicals and their egos cause mission conflicts, turf wars and many clashes with employees. They attempt to circumvent government processes of accountability, and make life difficult for those who are trying to follow proper procedures to get things done. SBA operates as a top down hierarchy--the Administrator (top) appoints others to help run the agency. Some offices have two or three appointees. In most cases there is a balance of skills and experience to keep moving the agency forward. However, since 2016 people have been appointed who lack government experience, work experience, and supervisory experience. There is a paranoia about the "regular" government employees, and some appointees have halted programs, or cut spending (to save money), and shifted managers (like musical chairs). This is mostly in headquarters. The field offices are slightly more shielded from this abnormal behavior, but still feel the effects of poor decisions and expectations that trickle down to them. In general, if you're a civilian (not an appointee), you're discouraged from traveling for anything, so most professional development is to be local to your commuting area, or something "free." This is a general observation, and there are some pockets of good managers who value their employees enough to approve conference or other developmental assignments. Most interns I have observed are usually subjected to idle time because there is nothing meaningful for them to do. SBA is a high-profile agency with a lot of fancy titles, so maybe interns enjoy that, but if you're looking to gain actual skills, I wouldn't recommend this agency, or if you do come here, then you need to be assertive with your supervisor in voicing your expectations. In my current experience, EVERY. SINGLE. DECISION. has to go up-the-chain of command because the top person wants to get into the weeds. Some people like to get involved, and that's okay. However, we like to say the Associate Administrator is the office where decisions go to die. Delay upon delay for simple things like reviewing standard documents, or contracts, etc. have to go up the chain, then weeks later there is an urgent meeting to discuss the document that is past its deadline, even though it was sent well ahead of time in the first place. The 6-month outlook is hard to predict. November elections will influence how this agency is run, but for now it's "thumbs down.""
Former Employee - Loss Verifier - Disaster says"I worked at US Small Business Administration full-time for more than a year Cons: Team Leads are a waste of space, time and money. Never saw team lead but once in 10 months. They basically were on vacation during the entire time I was deployed"
Former Employee - Disaster Program Specialist says"I worked at US Small Business Administration full-time for less than a year Cons: No promotion and Team Leads are totally a wasted position. Organization plays 100% on Favoritism and abuses equipment"
Current Employee - Loan Servicing Assistant says"I have been working at US Small Business Administration full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Management, career opportunities, unfairness, etc"
Current Employee - Business Opportunity Specialist - DC District Office says"I have been working at US Small Business Administration full-time for more than 3 years Cons: The office management is terrible and they treat us like children, there is no trust and they micro mange. The rules are constantly changing and workload is not reasonable. Telework is limited to one day a pay period. They play favorites with the employees. They do not care about employee concerns. They are always hiring for this position because turn over is so high."