US Department of State
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www.state.gov Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Good Opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsThere are a lot of good civil service positions within the Department. Working at State allows individuals to support the United States' mission abroad. It can be an extremely rewarding experience if in the right position.

ConsThere are plenty of opportunities for lateral moves within the Department but upon reaching the maximum grade for your position, you have to apply to a new position to get the next grade. If no position exists in your office, you'll have to apply elsewhere in the Department. Networking is key.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpecialized experience can certainly benefit an organization; however, requiring it for a position may eliminate qualified individuals who can bring a lot to the office.

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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… Cons: -little transparency in the hiring process -limited potential for advancement as an intern, not much better… Advice to Senior Management: Tell interns what they will be doing before hiring them,… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at US Department of State


    Pros: Great place to make a difference. Cons: Long hours and low pay. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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