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Foreign Affairs Officer

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Current Employee - Foreign Affairs Officer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Foreign Affairs Officer in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Great work environment, contributing to a worthwhile mission.

Cons

Some long hours, but usually predictable.

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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 (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
  2. Diplomatic Mission

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    • 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 (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
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