US Department of State

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Interesting work and opportunities to travel

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsThe work is interesting and there are many opportunities to work on relevant and pressing international issues. There are also many travel opportunities and good benefits. Despite the recent budget cuts, employees maintain job security and are largely unaffected.

ConsThe State Department can be overly bureaucratic and there is often much red tape involved in changing positions, getting training, or going abroad. The organization tends to be hierarchical with managers wielding a lot of prestige and influence, though not always warranted.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome managers stay in positions too long, but most are professional and well qualified

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: - Great experience - Looks great on a resume - Real work… Cons: No pay for interns, only transit costs are covered. I… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great Individuals, Horrible Work Life Balance

    Office Management Specialist (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State as a contractor for more than a year


    Pros: There are plenty of networking opportunities. Professional development is available… Cons: Horrible Work-Life Balance. Contractors are not given avenues for growth.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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