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Excellent

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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Approves of CEO

Pros

The foreign travel is excellent

Cons

The bureaucracy can be stifling.

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  1. Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Political Section Summer Intern
    Former Intern - Political Section Summer Intern

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will not have another internship as hands on as this one. The post I interned at had me do tasks normal Foreign Service Officers would do. Therefore, I learned copious amounts in a short three months time.

    Cons

    The security clearance does take a long time, especially if you have traveled to many other countries. I would suggest getting it done early because the process takes a long time. Another con is that if you want to become a Foreign Service Officer, you have to pass the FSO test. It would be nice if your supervisors saw that you were fit to be an FSO they would give you the job, similar to what other companies do. But unfortunately, if you want to become an FSO you must pass the FSO test which can be difficult.


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    Amazing, invigorating place to work, but lots of bureaucracy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of State

    Pros

    Intelligent coworkers, real mission gives you a purpose, you can have an impact

    Cons

    So much bureaucracy it takes months upon months to get hired


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