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The Most Amazing Work Experience

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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 (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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    Current Employee - Cannot Discuss in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Cannot Discuss in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, plentiful travel and opportunity

    Cons

    I have no complaints with my employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote me

    Recommends
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    Welcome to the Foreign Circus

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    World travel, occasional policy input, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Pseudo-military chain of "command" run by screaming incompetents; hated by Congress; misunderstood by most of the few Americans aware of its existence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tear it down and start over. The sad fact is that, under the current performance review system, a boss who doesn't like you and a boss's boss who doesn't care is enough to end one's career.

    This is not, funnily enough, cutting-edge personnel development practice, outside of North Korea.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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