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Good Opportunity

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

There 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.

Cons

There 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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. Great Internship!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of State as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The State Department is known as one of the top 10 organizations to start your career in the US.

    Cons

    You may get frustrated with the bureaucracy... Use it as a chance to grow.


  2. Great experience if you pick the right section

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with many intelligent people

    Cons

    I was lucky to work in a great section (Public Diplomacy), but unless you enjoy the work, you won't have a good time.


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