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Incredible. You are in the middle of the thick and thin of our nation's business.

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

I worked at U.S. Senate as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

- Networking opportunities
- Service to country
- Working on projects that affect the live of millions of Americans
- Intellectually stimulating
- Challenging environment that pushes you to do better

Cons

- Compensation is low
- Hours can be potentially very long
- Very hierarchical office structure

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A place that always permits you to learn

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

    I have been working at U.S. Senate full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Concentration of smart idealistic people with ambition and drive in one place. You will learn as much as you'll allow yourself to grow. Prefect place to be if you're driven and expect to have an impact on society.

    Cons

    Pay is low and pales in comparison to what you can make in comparable private sector positions.
    Growth is limited but you can learn a great deal in a very short time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't really give "advice to management" since each office is different and functions like a small company. There are awful bosses and great people who want to see you grow as an individual. It all depends where you work.

    If I could say one thing I would encourage them to increase pay, at least slightly, to make these positions more accessible in order to promote diversity. It's not uncommon to only have the most dedicated of die-hards or most "well-off" come to these positions since often times entry level means unpaid and the low pay makes it hard to stay for long. No wonder there's a revolving door and so many want to become lobbyists!

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    Great

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

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Rewarding job.

    Cons

    Office hours are strict and lunch breaks aren't encouraged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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