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Great Opportunity

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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 a year)

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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.

Advice to Management

Need to streamline HR, too confusing of the hierarchy.

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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    The usual statements about clunky government work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of State

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Make a plan to retain talented civil servants.


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