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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

constant evaluation allowed me to improve all the time

Cons

some time the constant evaluation can be intimidating

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. A great experience in lifetime!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and trainings are great, also working hours can be flexible (flextime). If you work abroad it is wonderful when American hollydays mix with local ones..

    Cons

    Too static, hard to change old habits.


  2. Helpful (1)

    No one looks out for you but you

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist
    Current Employee - IT Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    World travel: live abroad for 2-5 years, then rotate to next assignment, also abroad Decent vacation/leave packages Competitive salary for middle/senior management

    Cons

    Bureaucratic nightmare Health risks - overseas protection as well as medical/safety conditions of building. (Heavy mold infestation in many compounds in tropical locations.) Lack of trust in leadership Sections will appear to serve your interests while actually solely serving biased interests of Department (particularly Security & Medical sections) Information technology tools & applications are decades behind All attempts at technical innovation are delayed by Diplomatic Security to investigate security implications Law enforcement officers witch hunt for regulatory (non-criminal) offenses to meet a perceived quota (Google Concerned FSOs). They really are out to get you.

    Advice to Management

    Draft a Foreign Service Bill of Rights, establishing clear rights & freedoms for FS professionals and limiting the abilities of law enforcement authority to within an external or criminal-only scope. Reduce funding to any activities outside of this scope.


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