US Department of State

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Great.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at US Department of State

Pros

People who are amazingly dedicated to the country and the their mission.

Cons

Poor career trajectory for non-FSOs or non-PMFs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make a plan to retain talented civil servants.

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    Excellent Internship at the State Department

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Office Culture, Professional Growth, Transportation Subsidy, Access to learning materials and speakers, Mentorship, Learning, Employee Benefits (Credit Union, Cafeteria, Gym), Food Trucks, tuition reimbursement plan for FTE's

    Cons

    Clunky government work, niche, seniority over superiority, government salaries, slow-moving work, work can be too niche, cafeteria is nicer at other agencies, gym is somewhat expensive, memo edits take forever, no pay for interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The usual statements about clunky government work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    HR Specialist

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Rosslyn, VA

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good.
    Relatively easy work

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic
    Your experience depends largely on the nature of the office management
    Uneven workload distribution - the deadweight employees can skate by very easily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the promote at all costs mentality
    Encourage efficiency in the workplace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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