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

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

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.

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good supervision, communication with upper levels of management.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

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    None.

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    Great place to work

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    Current Contractor - Facility Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Facility Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Chance to make a difference, travel, meet interesting people and make a decent salary. Educational opportunities both in language and skill set. Being part of a great team!

    Cons

    Sometimes stuck with an incompetent supervisor. Occasionally, overburdened with paperwork..

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    Do not promote incompetent people

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