US Department of State

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Great work, but very hierarchical

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of State full-time (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 if you ever try to speak to someone senior. It's demoralizing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Grow up!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Great experience depending on where you are

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern FSI in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern FSI in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of State full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Tell interns what they will be doing before hiring them, delegate more responsibility. be upfront about long term hiring processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of State

    Pros

    Great place to make a difference.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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