US Department of State

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Former Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC

I worked at US Department of State full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Wonderful, knowledgeable staff that are truly dedicated. Get to know them as they are often masters in their subject areas. Also, a great cafeteria and opportunities to travel.

Cons

LONG hours, sometimes into the morning. Make sure to check your work/life balance and ensure that you are taking some time for yourself. Also, the HR system is very confusing and there is a lack of understanding as to what items go to whom, and the job training is sparse. Need to be a self-starter for this role.

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Need to streamline HR, too confusing of the hierarchy.

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    Mixed Internship

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    Former Employee - Political Section Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Political Section Summer Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Internship experience differs from office to office. The best case is if the office has substantive work to do, with fewer regular FSO's available. In that case, summer interns often fill in for actual FSO work, though it is closely supervised.

    Cons

    Summer interns may also have to do some office admin work.

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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.

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    Make a plan to retain talented civil servants.

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