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Staff Assistant

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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 an year)

Pros

Incredible place to see inner workings of government and to see news as it is made.

Cons

Salary is not great but federal benefits are nice.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Valued Experience

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    Current Employee - Intern in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at U.S. Senate as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Experience with governmental relations, constituent relations, grant process, congressional affairs.

    Cons

    Monotonous, insufficient training, sit for long periods

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actual training could be a little better, as you were thrown in there without a real run down of how to handle situations, but you learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Ultimate experience in policy making and political interaction

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    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Chance to learn policy making and stakeholder interaction from respected leaders; high-level networking; know the news before it is the on the news

    Cons

    Rapid response necessitates unpredictable daily schedule; late nights; nebulous measures of achievement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help junior staff develop goals and expectations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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