United States House of Representatives

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Fun learning experience (internship)

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Former Intern - Press Intern in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Press Intern in Washington, DC

I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

I learned more than I ever did in classes.
I loved my coworkers. They were like family.
I learned a lot about a new city and a new culture.
I was able to meet amazing political figures.

Cons

Being unpaid is always a bummer, but the experience was worth it.

Advice to Management

Get along, people.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Underpaid

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work is basically mindless and nothing is really that demanding. Lot of young people on the Hill. Great way to meet people.

    Cons

    Basically one of the lowest paying jobs out there. I could have made more as a tollbooth attendant. Can become very high stress at times having to deal with crazies calling in.

    Advice to Management

    pay more

  2. Helpful (1)

    In four years I rose swiftly into a policy role where my work had major impact on national initiatives.

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    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting atmosphere, intellectually challenging, fast paced, important issues with national and international impact, exposure to a wide array of issue areas, great for networking, good chance of lateral movement to the private sector

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, high turnaround, emotionally taxing, high demands, little room for error, little on the job training, rare help from management in professional development

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on retention of staff. Institutional knowledge is a great asset that cannot be taught. Be careful on compensation level - if the divide is too large between upper and lower level employees it may breed complacency and high turnover.

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