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Fantastic opportunity

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Current Employee - Special Agent  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Special Agent in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of State full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

-Rent free living overseas (NOT tax free).
-Chance to see the world.
-Chance to feel a sense of value and purpose in your mission.
-Chance to formulate change in policies and relationships with other nation states.
-Excellent benefits package.
-Job Security!

Cons

-A lot of time away from family and friends back home.
-Work can be demanding on your time.
-Frequent travel, which isn't bad, but continual travel and constant relocation does wear you down after a while.
-Exposure to some of the more interesting insects, viruses, and challenges to modern medicine. ;-)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Leadership, Leadership, Leadership.
-Share information and lessons learned.
-Definitely moving in the right direction, but there are some critical areas of improvement still needed.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for US Department of State

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    Diplomatic Mission

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Economic Officer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Economic Officer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    job security, serving your country at oversea

    Cons

    bureacratic, too many layers of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more agile and responsive to its employees and missions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Comfortable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of State

    Pros

    It is a comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    It will be difficult to implement your ideas.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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