US Department of State

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Amazing Opportunities

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Former Employee - Foreign Affairs Officer in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Foreign Affairs Officer in Washington, DC

I worked at US Department of State (more than 5 years)

Pros

On the forefront of foreign policy.

Cons

A government agency. Hard to move upwards, unless you network constantly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Support Civil Servants for higher GS Grade

Recommends
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    Interesting work and opportunities to travel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

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    Some managers stay in positions too long, but most are professional and well qualified

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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 a 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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