US Department of State

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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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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Passport Specialist
Current Employee - Passport Specialist

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

375 Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State (View Most Recent)

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    Exceptional leadership opportunities and diverse portfolios

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, diverse work that always keeps me interested, a lot of room for taking on work that I find personally interesting, good team members, excellent network.

    Cons

    Not always great management, constant tension between foreign and civil service, heavy turnover leads to unstable working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage leadership training and management training, acknowledge and follow legal differences in foreign and civil service work force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Culturally diverse workplace!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of State (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work where you can meet and interact with people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Sometimes politics get in the way of them taking care of their employees while serving overseas.

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