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US Chamber of Commerce Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
28 Reviews

3.7
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US Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donahue
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  1.  

    Great place to work and learn.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The exposure to new things and different companies

    Cons

    The work life balance could be improved. Several departments expect employees to work non-stop.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Lots of different resources available

    Cons

    HR puts on blinders to blatant misconduct. This place is a joke and really accomplishes nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I worked for one of the business councils in their international department. It was a rare and unique experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities to interface with members/clients who are among the most powerful players in the D.C. circuit. You also learn a lot about international trade and commerce, and what keeps CEOs awake at night.

    Cons

    There is often a lot of bureaucracy and red tape in trying to get approvals for projects, signatures for paperwork / documentation, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more off-sites to promote culture and team-building

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    a fantastic place to work and grow your career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    opportunity to engage in broad subject areas with some of the best and brightest in town, a positive and engaging culture.

    Cons

    the iconic building is in the heart of NW across from White House and official visits can make traffic a nightmare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover, depending on the department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great internship with many opportunities to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    The location was awesome, across the street from the White House and close enough for a GW student to walk from campus. It is also very accessible to public transportation with the metro and buses just steps away. My supervisor was great and flexible, which I loved. The team allowed me to work independently and everyone was super welcoming, I felt like an important part of the team.

    Cons

    I can't speak to opportunities for full time employment following the internship since I was not interested in pursuing a career at the chamber, however, there didn't seem like a direct pipeline to a job. The internship program worked with a 3rd party (staffing agency) when it came to compensation, so there was no way to negotiate a hire rate of pay. The office is much quieter and stuffy? than I could handle on the long term but that might be good for others. I wish I had the opportunity to work on more meaningful projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better development of the internship program would be helpful. Interns really only interact with their team and don't get to see the inner workings of how everything comes together. Office culture could be more welcoming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    AWESOME!!! The company is destined for success if it continues at the current level or greater heights in their business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in South Houston, TX

    Pros

    Building a network within a networking non-profit organization between all businesses in and around Houston, Texas. The ability to hire internally/externally and the ability to grow immensely in work development/promotions. Also, the group that I currently work with is awesome.

    Cons

    Personal issues for most employees, but the upside to this is, they do not allow those issues to interfere with their performance and personalities through professionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When we show the value to employees who give their all to the job/responsibilities we usually are surprised by the feedback. Personal struggles effect us, and the slightest sign of appreciation brings some relief...;)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at the US Chamber of Commerce

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent Access to Companies and large base of corporate contacts.

    Cons

    Endless squeeze for money. If it's not in your DNA, don't work there. Period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Money is not everything.

  10.  

    No Intern needed.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a swanky organization to work at and there certainly are perks to working at the Chamber. Certainly no stress at this job!

    Cons

    They didn't really need an intern in the communications department. I felt more like their charity project because they didn't really have substantive things for me to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only hire an intern if you really do need one!

  11.  

    Disaster, in one word.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Representative  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Representative in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    I think the US Chamber really does help businesses with their lobbying power.

    Cons

    For the small business owner, they are lost in the shuffle. Not worth a membership and trying to sell them memberships when they are already financially strapped seems morally wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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