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Great experience, good benefits, hard work

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Foreign Service Officer
Former Employee - Foreign Service Officer
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at US Department of State full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

You get to really be at the front lines of diplomacy. The job of a foreign service officer is very well respected and the benefits are great (free housing, home leave, medical care). Plus, you get to see the world.

Cons

Moving every few years can become wearing. The Dept. of State is very much USG and as such there is a high level of bureaucracy to navigate.

Advice to Management

Flexibility with part-time or leave without pay after people become parents would probably help with employee retention.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. Great Place to be....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like to travel the world, and you enjoy the lifestyle of living overseas, you will love most jobs within the State Department

    Cons

    Can be tough being away from the US for so long. Can be dangerous at times. Often times you do not really have much say where you are going to move to next.


  2. An interesting organization to work with unlimited travel opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Current Employee - Management in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to live and work overseas is great. Your housing is paid for, and there are a wide range of other benefits Foreiegn Service Officers receive.

    Cons

    Some of the locations you may be assigned to our very dangerous, e.g., Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Africa, and Iraq to name a few.

    Advice to Management

    None


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