US Department of State

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Good place to work if interested in seeing the world

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Former Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC

I worked at US Department of State

Pros

great travel and benefits (education, health) for your family

Cons

lockstep career advancement -- really no room for rapid advancement for exceptional work or out of the box thinking.

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not worth all the tests/clearances required

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good early pay and benefits but the work can be slow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State

    Pros

    -Great promotions early on, ood place to start off a career.
    -The best job security
    -Guaranteed promotion
    -Easy work-life balance

    Cons

    -Work can be frustratingly droll
    -Poor communication among government agencies
    -Infuriating bureaucracy
    -You eventually hit a glass ceiling in terms of promotion and pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get behing the most competent workers and be more egalitarian. Seniority should not matter as much a competence. Work harder to retain talented individuals,

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A mixture of deep appreciation and profound disappointment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at US Department of State

    Pros

    Fascinating, stimulating, committed individuals who are actually doing the work (as against those who are in a supervisory, management role)

    Cons

    Incompetent management; obsession at the management level with establishing and maintaining "corridor reputation" (what others think of you), sometimes at the expense of mission, and always at the expense of other people; very poor balance between quality of life and work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to match your deeds with your words. Focus on integrity and mission. Learn to build community among those who are serving under you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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