US Department of State

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Great experience if you pick the right section

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at US Department of State

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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    Great Place for Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of State

    Pros

    Best place to be involved in Foreign Affairs

    Cons

    Difficult to get a job there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase Entry-level positions

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    Great experience depending on where you are

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

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