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Foreign Service Officer, Retired (Current Employee) Washington, DC

ProsChallenging work, employee support, travel opportunities

ConsCaps on salary, occasionally less than ideal life style

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at US Department of State full-time


    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… Cons: Move every 2-3 years. Management isn't the best. Not great leadership… Advice to Senior Management: Need real leadership training. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Internships vary widely

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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


    Pros: Ability to work in huge DC federal agency, make contacts.… Cons: Quality of internship depends hugely on which bureau it's in -- working in an area bureau is a lot more rewarding than working somewhere like… Advice to Senior Management: Pay your interns! More
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