US Department of State
3.8 of 5 279 reviews
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Good early pay and benefits but the work can be slow

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of State

Pros-Great promotions early on, ood place to start off a career.
-The best job security
-Guaranteed promotion
-Easy work-life balance

Cons-Work can be frustratingly droll
-Poor communication among government agencies
-Infuriating bureaucracy
-You eventually hit a glass ceiling in terms of promotion and pay

Advice to Senior ManagementGet behing the most competent workers and be more egalitarian. Seniority should not matter as much a competence. Work harder to retain talented individuals,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall experience working overseas has been excellent.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of State


Pros: The travel and chance to live in many overseas locales provides the opportunity… Cons: Long work days and in some locations health concerns are always present.… Advice to Senior Management: Management is a hit or miss which can impact the morale at smaller embassies. Management… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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I had a great experience at the state department. I learned soo much while working there.

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Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of State


Pros: There are great benefits at the state department. Many jobs require froeign travel or interaction with foreign counterparts. You always have to… Cons: Sometimes the pace of things can be kind of slow. The pace may stifle… Advice to Senior Management: The state Department shuold take efforts to make sure people stay motivated. Furthermore it would be… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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