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Not what you think

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The people. You'll work with some incredible people solving incredible problems. The travel opportunities are unmatched and the work is challenging.

Cons

The people. There is a lot of dysfunction and, quite frankly, there are a lot of people heading overseas for some rather discouraging reasons - like just to meet girls. Technology is pretty outdated and the bureaucracy is probably worse than you would imagine.

Advice to Management

Folks head out and fall apart. It would be nice if there were better strategies in place for dealing with that. Management also talks about work-life balance but it doesn't seem like we have progresses very far. Would be nice to see more movement in this direction.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. An overall positive workplace, but with wide variation between offices.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Pathways Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Pathways Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic overall mission that gives an employee sense of purpose and drive. No other institution can have more impact on the functioning on U.S. foreign policy.

    Cons

    Thick and immobile bureaucracy can limit one's daily function to menial tasks that seem distant from the broader objective of the Department.


  2. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - VSFS Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - VSFS Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of State part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good supervision, communication with upper levels of management.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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