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Amazing Opportunity, it is what you make it!

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Former Employee - Scheduler  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Scheduler in Washington, DC

I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time for more than a year

Pros

Experience, Experience, Experience. There is no better feeling than to go into an interview for another job with this on your resume. This is especially true if you end up working outside of the D.C. area, or in any lobbying field. They also have an amazing student loan repayment program.

Cons

The Pay. Like many jobs, Capitol Hill makes you scrape your way from the bottom. Don't expect to be a high roller working on the hill. However, the numerous events and experience make up for what they lack in regards to pay. Also, the hours are long, especially when in session.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do more to encourage staff to participate in "Staff-dels" and be more encouraging when staffers wish to pursue higher education.

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    Overworked and underpaid

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    Current Employee - Communications Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Communications Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of action, feel at the center of the world, lots of younger, ambitious and idealistic types.

    Cons

    Long hours, culture of workaholism, no real metrics for success, inadequate performance reviews.

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    Cool experience if you're into politics, but wouldn't recommend it for everyone.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives

    Pros

    If you're into politics, D.C. is the place to be.
    Get to see some of the behind the scenes action of Congress.
    The city is flooded with young interns, so having a social life is easy. I would recommend waiting until you're 21 to do it.
    Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    You're unpaid.
    You actually have to spend a lot of money to do it (I mean a lot). D.C. is not a cheap city, so if you're coming from out of state like most of the interns, prepare to spend some cash.
    How the staff treats you is completely dependent on the office you're working in.
    You deal with crazy people calling you all day (as in people who complain about aliens).
    You do tedious work that the staff doesn't want to do.

    Disapproves of CEO
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