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Although it has been less than a year, I am very, very happy at DoS so far.

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Current Employee - Passport Specialist
Current Employee - Passport Specialist

I have been working at US Department of State full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very interesting and awesome coworkers from a variety of backgrounds. Great opportunities for travel. Very solid upward mobility if you are willing to chase after it.

Cons

There is, sadly, the occasional stereotypical government employee to contend with, although I have to admit, it is far less of a problem than I had anticipated prior to transitioning to employment with the federal government.

Advice to Management

I would love to see more opportunities for temporary duty at posts abroad for domestic DoS employees.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Diplomacy is their forte not IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great, the salary is awesome. If you are an engineer, computer scientist or Information Technology Specialist they have a skills incentive program that can increase your base salary from 8% - 14% depending on the education or certification you receive while emlpoyed here. There is nothing like it in the federal space at all.

    Cons

    Technology and diplomats do not mix. There is deep misunderstanding in engineering, physical sciences, information and computer sciences in this agency. Poor system engineering principles at play and those who are in charge do not know what they don't know.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the following disciplines: computer scientist, network engineers, information systems, electrical engineers as opposed to technology specialist. Hire those federal and private contractors who are graduates of ABET accredited institutions with less focus on certifications and federal tenure.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great summer internship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

    I worked at US Department of State as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked in a great office with amazing senior management. Supervisors did a great deal to cultivate interns professional growth and exposure to the Department and city.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about my time there.


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