United States House of Representatives
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United States House of Representatives Speaker of the House John Boehner

John Boehner

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Being an intern has cool perks, but the overall experience is very mundane.

    Congressional Intern (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsWashington DC is brimming with cool events and interesting people. Being able to attend hearings and markups is amazing. You feel important (for a while at least).

    ConsMy main responsibility as an intern for a Rep. was answering the phone, which is an all around terrible job. The worst part is that you are told to lie. When someone calls and tells you their opinion, you listen nicely, tell them that you will pass their concerns along, then hang up the phone and go back to reading the newspaper. I desperately wanted to tell callers that they were wasting their time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    lots of bureaucracy..

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proshands on experience
    exciting environment to be on the house floor
    general atmosphere of capitol hill is invigorating
    great people who are high performing

    Conslots of bureaucracy
    didnt feel like contributing meaningful work
    mostly answering telephones and delivering flags

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    Underpaid

    Staff Assistant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsWork is basically mindless and nothing is really that demanding. Lot of young people on the Hill. Great way to meet people.

    ConsBasically one of the lowest paying jobs out there. I could have made more as a tollbooth attendant. Can become very high stress at times having to deal with crazies calling in.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThey offer decent pay and benefits

    ConsThey don't like spending on training unless your in the right clique.
    unless your in the right clique no matter how hard you work you will get nothing.
    unless your in the right clique there really isn'T comraderrie

    Advice to Senior Managementfairness all around

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsInteracting with congressmen and women. Getting to attend some hearing and briefing and there are a lot of receptions when the work day is over.

    ConsExtremely quiet. No one interacts with each other (or at least interns). Tons on busy work that make you fell like your not appreciated or necessary

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Long Hours, Underpaid, stressed, frustrated.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsWorking there is interesting, it's fast paced, and you really do some amazing things working for the country. It is fascinating

    ConsIt is frustrating, you'll get disillusioned, the pay is terrible and the hours/demands are absurd.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop being so stupid.

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    Interesting at first, gets boring quickly.

    Chief of Staff (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsSee headline. Interesteting at first, but once you know the job and have your systems in place, there's little of real substance to keep you occupied.

    ConsThe stunning number of self-important (though mediocre) people. Let me say that again. Capitol Hill is filled with very shallow people with a nonetheless stunning degree of undeserved arrogance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the right winders and left wingers in leadership. In addition to being strident, they are simply impractical people.

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    Not a great place if you are a thinker/do-er. Lots of BS

    Leg Aide (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsAccess to high level officials
    Learn a lot about your community
    Prestigious gig to those who don't know

    ConsWork is devoid of substance
    Lots of BS
    Merit not rewarded--politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward merit

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    Don't Be Fooled by a Good Title

    Legislative Aide (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsAmazing benefits, great network of people, experience in state government, understanding of Florida's issues, public service work, flexible hours and time off.

    ConsAbsolutely no possibility of advancement. No cost of living raise for over six years. Disrespect between the two parties and the democratic system. It is all about who you know if you can get anything done, not about the best idea or the most rigorous debate. Ideologues rise to the top and control everything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat the staff as professionals and not just glorified interns. Elected officials do not always have the best ideas. Recognize that debate and compromise is an essential part of the process.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Legislative Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEye opening experience into the political experience

    ConsFratty culture with people who don't care about the people around them.

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