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Systems and Network Admin

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Current Employee - Network Administrative  in  Cairo (Egypt)
Current Employee - Network Administrative in Cairo (Egypt)

I have been working at US Department of State full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

very good work circumstance and free of any type of discrimination

Cons

limited opportunity to get higher position or promotion

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience and chance to gain significant experience in US foreign policy for motivated+proactive interns

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    Former Employee - Political Section Summer Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Political Section Summer Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at US Department of State as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting, meaningful and sometimes quite exciting work; smart people, especially in POL and ECON; opportunities to travel around the world; included and paid intensive language training; etc.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic -- less so in POL and ECON, but still gets in the way of efficiency decently often. The foreign service lifestyle is great for the right type of adventurous and outgoing family, but can be problematic if your spouse is not the adventurous type, has not traveled much in the past, and/or has little interest in traveling, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people.

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    An amazing cultural exchange experience.

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    Former Employee - ETA  in  Nuremberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - ETA in Nuremberg (Germany)

    I worked at US Department of State as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    A great opportunity was provided. I was able to be a cultural ambassador, but at the same time, I learned a lot in return.

    Cons

    The compensation wasn't all that great, but it covered the necessities. It was the pay for the hours though, but I'd rather work a few more hours and receive a larger stipend.

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