US Department of State
3.9 of 5 284 reviews
www.careers.state.gov Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Great experience depending on where you are

Intern FSI (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

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

Pros-Empowering environment
-great co-workers, many of whom are willing to give advice, take it with a grain of salt though there are a wide variety of career paths at the State Department
-feels like you are making a difference even if you aren't

Cons-little transparency in the hiring process
-limited potential for advancement as an intern, not much better for contractors or civil service, Foreign Service Officers are the most supported for obvious reasons

Advice to Senior ManagementTell interns what they will be doing before hiring them, delegate more responsibility. be upfront about long term hiring processes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work, but very hierarchical

Attorney (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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


Pros: The work is extremely interesting and is can affect millions Cons: The workplace is very hierarchical. If you're junior, it's frowned upon… Advice to Senior Management: Grow up! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

 

really great place to intern

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at US Department of State


Pros: I had fun co-workers that really made my intern experience… Cons: The work was sometimes monotonous, but the work environment made… More

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