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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at US Department of State full-time for 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 Technology is pretty outdated and the bureaucracy is probably worse than you would imagine.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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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Other Reviews for US Department of State

  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Pathways Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Pathways Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State as an intern for 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - VSFS Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - VSFS Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of State part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good supervision, communication with upper levels of management.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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