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United States House of Representatives Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.7 127 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

United States House of Representatives Speaker of the House John Boehner

John Boehner

(36 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Rewarding work, interesting projects, fast-paced, constantly changing, never boring(in 11 reviews)

  • Terrific expertise development for the legislative process and for policy knowledge(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Typically Congressional staffers work long hours and salaries aren't as high as people think(in 28 reviews)

  • low pay, hard to transfer into private sector unless related to politics(in 9 reviews)

127 Employee Reviews
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    Loved interning in a small office

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThere are interesting projects and big responsibilities available to you if you know how to ask for what you want. I highly suggest selecting a smaller office. If you choose a high-profile member, you will most likely be limited to answering constituent calls and such (which is still interesting, but not as interesting as writing speeches, memos, etc).

    ConsIt seems like the simplest tasks require complicated and slow procedures. There are also some very slow days.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    United States House of Representatives

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInteresting, fast paced, always something new happening

    ConsLong hours and can get stressful

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

     

    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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    Mind numbing work where you don't learn anything.

    Congressionsal (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsLooks great on your resume.

    ConsBoring work where you don't learn anything new.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Repetative

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work/life balance. Good Pay

    ConsNot challenging, government job. Some people work, some don't. Work still has to be done

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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    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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    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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