US International Trade Administration

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at US International Trade Administration

Recommends
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Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible, interesting work, telecommunication, great benefits, smart coworkers

Cons

Down time in between complaints

Advice to Management

More efficiency needed

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  1. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at US International Trade Administration part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Red tape and some unmotivated staff


  2. Bad management, unmotivated staff, no real mandate

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    Former Employee - International Trade Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - International Trade Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at US International Trade Administration full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Access to senior US government and foreign officials; Access to large US companies and industry groups

    Cons

    Employees promoted to management positions based on favors; Constant turnover of political appointees at all levels means that priorities are constantly changing to deliver short-term success for their resumes at the expense of long-term benefits to ITA's clients (US companies); Lots of dead weight at the staff level, as once people get US government jobs it's nearly impossible to get fired; ITA's mandate is weak and responsibilities overlap significantly with USTR and the State Department, which have much more credibility with domestic and international stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long-term approach to helping ITA's clients rather than generating a politically motivated bullet point for your resume in the hopes of obtaining a better political appointment next time around.


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