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Helpful (1)

Good employer, if outside of wash DC, advancement becomes a concern

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

good employer, good benefits, strict hours

Cons

if at a non-DC location, promotions require relocating or finding a different employer

Advice to Management

allow team members to spend time on their own career advancement. This will let them see more opportunities on where they can go within the department

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good Opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of State

    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.

  2. Great Internship!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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