US Department of State

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Senior Officer with 20+ years service

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ProsI've served all over the world, war zones and luxurious environments as well. Fascinating work, immense policy influence in times and places of crisis; rarely a dull moment.

ConsLimited influence within the US policy community; dull work in nice places ( the worst places have the most interesting work); poor work/life balance, too many moves, very hard on relationships, family, and love lives.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's taken you a couple of centuries, but you've gotten it right.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The State Department exemplifies the pros and cons of federal public service.

    Supplies & Housing Assistant (Former Employee) Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)

    I worked at US Department of State full-time for less than a year


    Pros: The state department offers government-level job security, and a huge variety… Cons: Little regard to employees' graduate education. Just prepare for the Foreign Service entrance exam. Officers will have to have worked at dangerous location… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Best Job in the World

    Foreign Service Officer (Current Employee)

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Get to see the world. Great to meet world… Cons: Sure there are some Cons. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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