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Stressful Environment of Office of Budget Analysis

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Former Intern - Office Assistant in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Office Assistant in Washington, DC

I worked at Peace Corps as an intern (Less than a year)

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

Pros

-Work with lots of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are passionate about their experiences, and always have a good story to tell.
-Some cool special events and guest speakers from local and international government officials.

Cons

-Extremely stressful government position dealing with possible furloughs and constantly shrinking budget
-Stale environment on financial floor

Advice to Management

Other offices seem to have a lot more fun, but in OBA it was extremely boring, uninteresting and stressful.

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  1. The toughest job you'll ever love

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Tremendous potential for personal and professional growth. There can be a lot of flexibility in the projects you are able to engage in during your service. NCE status for one year after you finish your service. International, cross-cultural, and language immersion experience, as well as the potential for leadership/capacity building/teaching experience.

    Cons

    The Peace Corps benefits innovative thinkers and self-starters most. Due to the diversity of each country/region/town placement, there is no blanket training that the country offices are able to provide that fully prepare you for a specific job or task. It is not a guarantee to be able to walk away from your volunteer experience with a lot of deliverables or concrete impact analysis.


  2. "Life-changing experience. Highly recommended for those with interest"

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    Former Employee - Protected Areas Management Volunteer
    Former Employee - Protected Areas Management Volunteer

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Deeper understanding of what normal life is in other countries than you can get in any development job
    Language training and exposure
    Great colleagues
    Peace Corps organized second year volunteers to be emotional support contacts for first years

    Cons

    No structure--everything depends on what the community wants to do, so sometimes you don't do much at all
    Technical training is only moderately useful
    Somewhat bureaucratic country office
    Isolation (for some placements)

    Advice to Management

    More project management training would be very beneficial.


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