US Department of State
3.8 of 5 308 reviews
www.state.gov Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Best Job in the World

Foreign Service Officer (Current Employee)

ProsGet to see the world. Great to meet world leaders. Great colleagues. Great opportunities for advancement and promotion

ConsSure there are some Cons.

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

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    Unparalleled job security in an ineffectual organization.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: It's almost impossible to get fired and there is still an honest-to-goodness pension plan in place. If you're looking for a long-term gig, this could… Cons: It's almost impossible to get fired and there is still an honest-to-goodness pension plan in place, so al ot of duds hang around for a… Advice to Senior Management: Define some core activities and focus. The ship is too… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Unique career overseas with endless variety and some personal drawbacks

    Foreign Service Officer (Former Employee)
    Bern (Switzerland)

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


    Pros: Constantly changing work portfolio; opportunity to live and work overseas; high job satisfaction associated with civil service work; exposure to often high-profile foreign policy… Cons: Demanding work schedule and transient lifestyle associated with moving countries/cities every 2 to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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