United States House of Representatives

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United States House of Representatives Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
154 Reviews
3.8
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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.  

    It was a great overall internship experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Working for the federal government obviously comes with many perks such as benefits, time off, and inside info.

    Cons

    If you do not live in DC, the commute can become tiresome on a daily basis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    District Office's of Representatives-A Perfect Start to a Career

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    Former Employee - Congressional Aide in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Congressional Aide in Richmond, CA

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The amazing part about working in a district office is that you connect policy and resources to community leaders in real time. You build a reputation based on the ideas and research you conduct to execute all types of projects from policy papers to events. You also meet amazing professionals and leaders in a myriad of industries.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there's very little opportunity for upward mobility within an office because if you work for a popular member then people stay in the same position for years. If you work for a demanding member then there might be too much turnover. Also, the long hours and weekend work can get to people. This is not a job/career for the person who wants to spend a lot of quality time at home. I enjoyed the pace because of the impact it had on the community. You'll have to think about the future of your career and make sure you keep your options open.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very rewarding and a great experience.

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    Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, able to focus on specialty areas, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    I really cannot think of a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Internship

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

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working for the House is the invaluable experience and the firsthand look at the legislative process. Working for the House is a worth the sacrifice.

    Cons

    The hours are long and sometimes challenging. There is a lot to know, consider and remember when dealing with different staff, groups and constituents. I

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Incredible experience, like no other job in the world.

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    Former Employee - Deputy Chief of Staff in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Deputy Chief of Staff in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Working on issues of importance and meeting with various stakeholder and constituent groups to try and solve their problems.

    Cons

    Long hours and not great pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff, they are on the front lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Staff Assistant

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depending on which Congressman you work for....I have loved my job.

    Cons

    Pay could be better for the hard work that is done for the Congressman and the constituents

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    United States House of Representatives

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, fast paced, always something new happening

    Cons

    Long hours and can get stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives

    Pros

    This is an absolutely great place to walk into work every day although the security lines can often be long.

    Cons

    This job requires long hours in a high stress environment often with little to no pay.

  10.  

    Very gratifying and at the same time greatly demoralizing.

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    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working on very important issues.

    Cons

    Only to have congress members not understand the ramifications or pretend not to because they do not suit them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Summer Internship

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

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

    Pros

    I was able to receive college credit and make the experience into exactly what I needed

    Cons

    As an intern, you can't expect a paycheck. Also, there is no leaving work early when you're on the taxpayers time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each office has it's own perks and drawbacks. If you're considering a position, make sure you visit and ask questions so that you know what you're getting into.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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