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Good but could be better

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Seecurity Specialist in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Seecurity Specialist in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The prestige that comes from working at State. meaningful work.

Cons

The disconnect between foregin service, civil service, PSC, and contractor. Too much nepotism. Seems like you need to be related to get some positions especially the intern program.

Advice to Management

Overall State is great but there are some areas for improvement. PSC healthcare reimbursment is one. Why not reimburse employees on a monthly basis?

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. Excellent practical experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of State as an intern (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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Pro bono Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant (Pro Bono) in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Consultant (Pro Bono) in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of State as a contractor (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 Management

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


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