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

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

Pros

- Great experience
- Looks great on a resume
- Real work for a real cause

Cons

No pay for interns, only transit costs are covered. I would recommend applying to fellowships through university to fund housing costs.

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    Great Individuals, Horrible Work Life Balance

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

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of networking opportunities. Professional development is available for Federal employees. Great team members.

    Cons

    Horrible Work-Life Balance. Contractors are not given avenues for growth. There are no personal incentives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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 (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.

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    Take full responsibility when things go wrong.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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