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Good experience if you have to work for the government

Foreign Service Officer (Former Employee) Washington, DC

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should remember the work life balance and take it into account for their subordinates

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Outstanding Outfit

    Special Agent (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: International travel is unbeleivable! The opportunity to experience different cultures… Cons: Can be challenging to maintain closeness with family back in… Advice to Senior Management: More focus on work/life balance. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Very good, but cronyism prevails within the senior ranks of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security

    Senior Executive (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of State full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: See the world, protect the best brand in the world… Cons: Away from family and friends while posted overseas. Subject to a very small Bureau (DSS) that does… Advice to Senior Management: Increase the promotion panels with more impartial Foreign Service Generalists to review… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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