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United States House of Representatives Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
69 Reviews
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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
  • Typically Congressional staffers work long hours and salaries aren't as high as people think (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.  

    Extremely worthwhile experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    Pros

    Variety of assignments and experiences

    Cons

    Long hours for no pay

    Recommends
  2.  

    Valuable and diverse on the job training!

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    Former Employee - Field Representative
    Former Employee - Field Representative

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

    Pros

    encounter a huge variety of situations with local constituents
    learn to navigate several government agencies
    meet a diverse population

    Cons

    must be ok with dealing with irate constituents
    experience first-had the difficulties of large bureaucracies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The level of responsiveness of your DC staff to Field Reps is critical to the success of your office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great experience of understanding how the government actually works

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    Pros

    Invaluable experience, Good benefits, Incredible networking

    Cons

    Pay is low, hours can be waging, very little flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    Pros

    It's hard work and will often feel slightly demeaning, but keep your head down and your ears open and you'll learn a lot. Also take the opportunity to ask questions, not all of the staffers will want to answer your questions, but the ones that due are worth getting to know.

    Cons

    Work can be mundane and constituents will be rude, but recording their comments are part of the process. If you don't ask for work or don't do the mundane tasks well, you will be labeled as such and be stuck doing coffee runs your entire time on the Hill.

  6.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    Pros

    Working on the United States Congresses business.
    Great co-workers
    Varied job responsibilities

    Cons

    Working with angry constituents.
    Long hours/low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I had an excellent time working over the summer here. Learned a lot, met some great people, and work wasn't hard at all.

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    Former Intern - LegislativeAssistant in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - LegislativeAssistant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Meet lots of people -- Great networking
    Engaged with current events
    Ability to make an impact

    Cons

    DC is expensive
    DC is humid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Your experience will depend on the people around you.

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    Former Employee - Director of Special Projects in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director of Special Projects in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Open-ended career path that can take you in any direction, just think of all the issues that the federal government touches. Great camaraderie and often great relationships are built here.

    Cons

    Long hours, both in the district and on Capitol Hill. Under-appreciated by the public.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    It has been a wonderful experience working for the Committee on House Administration.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives

    Pros

    I've been able to come to work every day at the center of democracy for our nation. It's very interesting to see the inter-workings of Congress and how the House operates as a whole.

    Cons

    The compensation is tough when you consider living in Washington, D.C straight out of college. There is a lot of turnover in many of the offices and committees on the Capitol Hill campus because of this.

  10.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    Pros

    Incredible opportunities to meet important people and fairly easy to get a job after interning
    Able to work on what you feel most passionate about

    Cons

    Mostly administrative work for interns - answering phones, filing, etc
    There is a lot of idle time

  11.  

    Exciting, Challenging Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting and challenging work. Learn the in's and out's of the legislative process. Got to experience things few people will ever see or do.

    Cons

    Occasional long hours, poor compensation compared to the private sector, cutthroat environment. Could be slow and uneventful during congressional recesses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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