United States House of Representatives
3.7 of 5 123 reviews
www.house.gov Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

United States House of Representatives Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.7 123 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

United States House of Representatives Speaker of the House John Boehner

John Boehner

(34 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Terrific expertise development for the legislative process and for policy knowledge"
    in 11 reviews
  • "have to be able to work in a fast-paced environment"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Typically Congressional staffers work long hours and salaries aren't as high as people think"
    in 26 reviews
  • "low pay, hard to transfer into private sector unless related to politics"
    in 9 reviews
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    Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis is an absolutely great place to walk into work every day although the security lines can often be long.

    ConsThis job requires long hours in a high stress environment often with little to no pay.

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    Very gratifying and at the same time greatly demoralizing.

    Economist (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsWorking on very important issues.

    ConsOnly to have congress members not understand the ramifications or pretend not to because they do not suit them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Summer Internship

    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsI was able to receive college credit and make the experience into exactly what I needed

    ConsAs an intern, you can't expect a paycheck. Also, there is no leaving work early when you're on the taxpayers time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEach office has it's own perks and drawbacks. If you're considering a position, make sure you visit and ask questions so that you know what you're getting into.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Underpaid, Overworked, Under appreciated

    Director of Operations (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's great to be in the center of everything and be plugged in to what's going on in your government. It's a bit addicting that way.

    ConsIt's hard to be in a job that you are constantly being yelled at - by constituents, by the other party, etc. etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interned and previously served as legislative aide.

    District Representative (Current Employee)

    Pros- influence
    - ability to help community
    - close relationship with Member of Congress

    Cons- Have to work multiple weekends a month

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great training ground and opportunity for developing leadership and a rolodex.

    Legislative Director (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsTerrific expertise development for the legislative process and for policy knowledge.

    ConsCut-throat, hard to advance if you're not smart about the political nature of the job and environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Long hours and better pay can be found, but it's a great experience

    Legislative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThere are always interesting people around and if you're working for the right person, you can see legislation you worked on get passed into law. Offices are hit and miss - some Members of Congress are great to work for - others are a pain.

    ConsLong hours - it's not unusual for offices, particularly for 1st term elected officials, to be working late into the night on a very regular basis. Pay isn't great either.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Educational but limited.

    Director of Special Projects (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsAccess to more information than you could imagine. You can get as much out of working on the Hill as you want, or as little.

    ConsLow pay and slow growth. The only ways to grow are to wait out people ahead of you or jump offices after an election. Committees are a whole different world altogether. It can be rewarding work, but then again, it's Congress, so guess what? No one is paying any attention.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement varies by office so this isn't very useful.

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    Busy, exhilarating, intimidating, fun

    Congressional Intern (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGood work experience and networking

    Consinternships are unpaid and demanding

    Advice to Senior ManagementFormal orientation system

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredible opportunity that everyone should strive to try at least once in their life.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIncredible networking opportunities, high pressure situations, day-to-day responsibilities/tasks never the same. Health insurance, while not 'free' as many claim, is subsidized at a good rate. TSP (Federal Goverment 401k) matches up to 5%, student loan repayment.

    ConsSalary increases more rare than the private sector, in addition to lower pay overall. Does not offer many opportunities for advancement, as higher ups tend to settle in.

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