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Current Employee - Office Management Specialist  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Office Management Specialist in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of State full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Work with some of the most incredible minds on some of the worlds most challenging issues. After working here getting a job elsewhere is simple. Opportunity to travel the world.

Cons

Slow moving ladder. Unless, you attended a top 1% college or unv and attained both experience and a good reputation it is very difficult to attain a Career Length Job. Very competitive jobs for not so competitive pay.

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    U.S. Department of State

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work is typically challenging, in interesting locations, with ample administrative support, ample paid leave periods, and ample life support, e.g., billeting, meals, etc.

    Cons

    The agency is risk averse, and reticent to make adequate, timely decisions regarding topics of importance to both the U.S. and foreign governments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less risk averse and incorporate more timely and forceful decision-making.

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    Information Management Specialist

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, retirement, opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Slow promotions, outdated technology, and limited opportunities to move into other areas. They have a medieval approach to specialist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest, have some integrity and learn to manage.

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