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Great Overseas Career

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Current Employee - Information Management Specialist  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Information Management Specialist in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of State full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Living overseas and the travel is what made this a great career for me. Although few in numbers, there are some really wonderful and talented people who care about their mission and helping others. Lots of autonomy.

Cons

The State Department Foreign Service tends to attract elitists – we have more than our fair share of overeducated people with little commonsense. If you are not a shameless self-promoter you’ll have difficulties moving up the career ladder.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take full responsibility when things go wrong.

Recommends
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Other Reviews for US Department of State

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    Foreign affairs

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    Former Employee - IMS  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IMS in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Foreign affairs, it's not for everyone but a good system with a lot of opportunities and personalities to deal with as well.

    Cons

    People can make all the difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people do their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great experience with numerous opportunities to make great contacts

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Well structured, organized, and has a great chain of communication for discussing about issues. Overall, it was a great atmosphere that really help develop personal abilities.

    Cons

    A lot of employees makes it seem easy to get lost among the crowd. It is also difficult to show yourself and your work among the crowd, previously mentioned, especially as a contractor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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