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Excellent practical experience

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I worked at US Department of State as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Relevant, exciting, important work. Co-workers were bright, hard-working, and (surprisingly) young. Teamwork encouraged. Lots of professional opportunities. My office's Director was very active with the employees and interns and always knew what was going on and what needed to be done.

Cons

Can be slow-moving and bureaucratic. Internship was unpaid. Different bureaus feel like completely different companies--mine was excellent, but have heard horror stories from others.

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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.

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    - 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

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