US International Trade Administration

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  1.  

    Great place for an internship to get basic office experience

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    Current Employee - Trade Specialist
    Current Employee - Trade Specialist

    Pros

    Opens up doors for other jobs within the government

    Cons

    Interning in an environment of a slower office due to working for the gov can potentially lower your expectations of what should be done during a day at the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an intern, I dealt with a variety of personalities. Especially one boss who very much believed everyone needed to work there way up from the bottom. He got his friend to offer me a job to clean the warehouse once I graduated with my degree. I firmly declined as I other companies saw much more value in me.

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  2.  

    Great place to work but depends on which branch you are at

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exciting work with lots of opportunity to interact with industry people

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic and sometimes too much office politics

    Recommends
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    Extraordinarily challenging, yet rewarding, work environment where we are able to help U.S. companies succeed.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief of Staff  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chief of Staff in Washington, DC

    Pros

    This organization allows one to learn from some of the best international, business and policy experts in the nation while also help U.S. companies do business in the global marketplace in order to increase job growth at home. In addition, to the work we do directly supports the President on the National Export Initiative to double U.S. exports by 2014. This is historic in terms of prioritization of national policies, and ITA plays a key role in shaping and executing this effort.

    Cons

    The organization has suffered from stagnation in thinking over the last 20 years in terms of providing outside-the-box solutions to assisting U.S. companies in the global marketplace. In addition, it has perennially suffered from low satisfaction rates as a place to work in the federal government according to Employee Viewpoint Surveys. The organization could do better in terms of providing employees a way critically to engage leadership, and I believe it will in the coming years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create stronger processes for allowing employees at all levels to intellectually engage in change management. Encourage and reward employees for creating new ways of providing service. Listen more and authentically communicate the organizational vision, consistently, to create a sense of credibility and trust in the workforce.

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  5.  

    Exciting environment as compared to other government agencies

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Not a typical government agency in that they want to improve and make necessary changes instead of doing things because they've always been done that way

    Cons

    Still has the bureaucracy and lots of old-fashioned people. Their technology is very behind and need to update programs and how colleagues can communicate with each other.

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    I would make sure that performance evaluations are being taken seriously and that upper level managers are being thorough in their reviews of their employees. There needs to be an agency-wide passion for improvement, especially in an era where trade is so important.

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  6.  

    Working in international trade is the greatest

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - International Economist  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - International Economist in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and rapid advancement on global issues that affect the economy.

    Cons

    Some of the processes, and paperwork are a little bit tedious and dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Further support for career development through education.

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    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Down time in between complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More efficiency needed

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