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Pro bono Consultant

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Former Employee - Consultant (Pro Bono)  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Consultant (Pro Bono) in Washington, DC

I worked at US Department of State as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

- You feel empowered.
- Very professional.

Cons

- Very formal and bureaucratic.
- Not necessarily all important issues get enough attention, or resource allocation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Very smart in resource allocation, especially when you are trying something new, e.g., GEP.

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    Great Place to Work

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Hours, Salary, Benefits, Worldwide postings, Mobility

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good experience if you have to work for the government

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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 full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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