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Helpful (1)

Great Place to Work

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Hours, Salary, Benefits, Worldwide postings, Mobility

Cons

Bureaucracy, Government Pace, Move a lot, Government workers, slow IT

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good experience if you have to work for the government

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice overseas travel
    good health and retirement benefits
    job stability (can't be fired)
    prestigious position

    Cons

    bureaucracy is stifling
    disconnect between headquarters and the field
    limited earning potential
    limited career growth
    lack of input into assignments
    Washington centered

    Advice to Management

    Management should remember the work life balance and take it into account for their subordinates

  2. Outstanding Outfit

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    International travel is unbeleivable! The opportunity to experience different cultures makes the inherent hardships of travel worthwhile.

    Cons

    Can be challenging to maintain closeness with family back in the States

    Advice to Management

    More focus on work/life balance.

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