US Department of State
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Cannot Discuss (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

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

ProsGood pay, good benefits, plentiful travel and opportunity

ConsI have no complaints with my employer.

Advice to Senior Managementpromote me

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Welcome to the Foreign Circus

Foreign Service Officer (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at US Department of State full-time for 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;… Advice to Senior Management: 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Does not retain student talent

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at US Department of State part-time


Pros: Working at State certainly as a student has it's pros and cons. Pros - you're at the premier foreign-policy making… Cons: But because of those staff shortages, there is little to no chance that you will be hired. The USG is currently addressing these known challenges… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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