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Updated May 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Terrific expertise development for the legislative process and for policy knowledge (in 14 reviews)

  • Rewarding work, interesting projects, fast-paced, constantly changing, never boring (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, overworked and underpaid (in 32 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance is very troubling as there is mostly only time for work (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Member Office - NY Congressman

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    Former Employee - Congressional Aide in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Congressional Aide in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fasted - paced environment filled with challenges where the demands are many. The hours can be long, but there are opportunities to get recognized and appreciated for your work.

    Cons

    It's all about seniority and wielding power. Lots of lipservice given to building strong networks, but people are jealous and covetous of what they have. Affiliation ia important especially with regard to party, Greek - lettered organizations. They tend to help and favor each others' work.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer and friendlier to entry - level staff


  2. Office of Attending Physician. Horrible experience. Worst job of my career.

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    Former Employee - Office of Attending Physician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Office of Attending Physician in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Conversing with Senators, Representative, and Supreme Court Justices was a great experience. Was able to attend events that were closed to the public.

    Cons

    The office environment was very hostile from the top - down. Horizontal communication was not too bad, but every employee was scared to bring anything to management. Time-off policies were non-existent. If you need some time, you were usually given the time you needed, but once you returned, you were ridiculed for taking the time and then "disciplined" by being given extra time to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get your employees involved in decision making. Also, allow them to bring ideas to the table that would make their lives easier thus making your lives easier.


  3. Short-term congressional staffer

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    Former Employee - Constituent Services Representative in Edinburg, TX
    Former Employee - Constituent Services Representative in Edinburg, TX

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Once in a while you do get to help people in need, you make good connections in the community, decent hours and benefits

    Cons

    We had to do without pay during the government shutdown, staffers avoided constituents and casework, nepotism and cronyism among staff, emotionally unstable bosses

    Advice to Management

    Replacing most of the staff or basing hiring on merit rather than connections and favors owed.


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  5. Repetative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good Pay

    Cons

    Not challenging, government job. Some people work, some don't. Work still has to be done


  6. Helpful (1)

    Being an intern has cool perks, but the overall experience is very mundane.

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    Former Intern - Congressional Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Congressional Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Washington 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).

    Cons

    My 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    lots of bureaucracy..

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Underpaid

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Basically 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 Management

    pay more


  9. review of U.S. House of representatives

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They offer decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    They 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 Management

    fairness all around


  10. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Extremely 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


  11. Long Hours, Underpaid, stressed, frustrated.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    stop being so stupid.



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