United States Congress Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Enjoyed working here.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Secretary in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Press Secretary in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Fast-paced work environment, learn a lot.

    Cons

    Not great employee management, long hours, bad pay.


  2. Great mission, horrible compensation and valuation from the American people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, great leadership experiences, valuable teamwork and collaboration skills will be built here, mission of feeling like you are giving back and working for the American people every. day. Amazing exposure to different industries, people, walks of life. You will develop your communication skills, both written and oral, ability to manage clients, and compromise.

    Cons

    The compensation, hours worked, benefits all vary by office.

    Advice to Management

    Value your team!


  3. Great opportunities to learn and grow.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Media Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - New Media Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United States Congress full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work hard, play hard environment. Great benefits. Depending on office, potential for great salary.

    Cons

    May have late hours, sometimes work on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Provide sound advice and offer constructive criticism.


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    Making laws.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legislative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Legislative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at United States Congress full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We are powerful as heck

    Cons

    We are slow as heck

    Advice to Management

    Get moving


  6. Office Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    All Federal Holidays paid off.

    Cons

    Low salaries compared to the hours worked


  7. Senior analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Job security with good benefits

    Cons

    No further advancement above current level

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff due to their knowledge


  8. Staff Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United States Congress full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you find the right boss it's perfect. I had the flexibility to leave early to work on a master's degree and the opportunity to work on items I as interested in.

    Cons

    Pay is not great- especially considering you are living in the DC Mero and are expected to look nice for work.


  9. Staff Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United States Congress full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience - I think the best thing was the diversity of people, policy advocates and constituents that would come in every day wanting just a moment of your time. The only thing that keeps me from giving this job an abysmal rating is that I got to see/do/meet some incredibly interesting things and people.

    Cons

    After a while (and it didn't take long) the bargain-basement salary and the constant high-stress environment of a very demanding Member made the experience wear thin.

    Advice to Management

    They really have no incentive to "improve" upon recruitment and retention -- there is an endless supply of smart, ambitious, some would say cut-throat/desperate kids who were lining up to take my job.


  10. Hill press jobs great for young people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Press Secretary in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Press Secretary in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United States Congress full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great resume booster. Great experience collection - small staffs and too much to get done means you get a lot of exposure to policy, politics, writing, constituent help, crisis communication and the whole operation of a congressional office. People move a lot around the Hill between different offices, so it's a great place to network, build relationships for future jobs.

    Cons

    Typically very low pay for very long hours. If you don't want to work 24/7, there are thousands who would gladly take your place. This is why people with families end of leaving the Hill. Chiefs of staff tend to be young with no management experience.


  11. Amazing if you don't work for one of the many crazies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Communications Director in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United States Congress full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working in Congress with people who wanted to make a difference in the nation and the world is one of the most inspiring things I've ever done,

    Cons

    Working with some of the sociopaths who will do anything to succeed including harming the people they work for is not so fun.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for staff to report lawbreakers and ethical violations without fear of repercussions.



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