US Department of State

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Attractiveness of Careers at U.S. Department of State

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Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer, Retired  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer, Retired in Washington, DC

Pros

Challenging work, employee support, travel opportunities

Cons

Caps on salary, occasionally less than ideal life style

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none

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Positive Outlook
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    FSO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    travel, overseas experience, opportunity to do things that you couldn't in a state-side job. Very challenging at times. It is great for someone in early 20's to start in the FSO food chain cycle. Lots of time off. Opportunity to travel to exotic places on 3 day weekends.

    Cons

    Move every 2-3 years. Management isn't the best. Not great leadership training. You don't develop a particular expertise in anything due to culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need real leadership training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Office of Broadcast Services

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    Current Employee - Chief Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Access to state of the art equipment and staff to create media content

    Cons

    Everything they say (oxymoronically) about government workers and bureaucracy is true. Only veterans can "make the cert" to be even considered for employment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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