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Updated April 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Terrific expertise development for the legislative process and for policy knowledge (in 14 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Typically Congressional staffers work long hours and salaries aren't as high as people think (in 32 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance is very troubling as there is mostly only time for work (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Congresional Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They were kind, friendly, and professional. I got to know my coworkers very well and had the chance to make some great friends while learning invaluable work skills

    Cons

    I really did not enjoy dealing with constituent mail or the boring bureaucratic nonsense that plagues the US government on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain communication with interns about expectations for work and get to know them. Also, sitting down with them to talk about your own career path could give them the info they need moving forward.

  2. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot in this role.

    Cons

    Long hours, compensation below average.

  3. Interesting office work, take that as you will.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's incredibly fascinating to be able to work in the House. If you enjoy the committees your member is on or the constituent issues they have you'll likely enjoy the reading and writing you'll do.

    Cons

    Some staff is disagreeable just because you're an intern. No one really expects respect, but some are spiteful, which is odd seeing as we're free labor. It's all about the office you're in. It can be cut-throat at times, and there is no promise of a job.

    Advice to Management

    Field agreeable employees. Even if they're good at their work, if they can't play nice with the rest of the office the office as a whole will suffer. It's a close knit environment.

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  5. Slaving for freedom

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    Former Employee - Senior Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone should work in government during their lives if you want to understand the political process. It's fun, you learn a lot and get an opportunity to make a real difference.

    Cons

    Long long hours, low pay, extremely demanding bosses. Angry mean constituents, meetings that drain every bit of empty that you have in your body.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff is human, they deserve to be able to leave at a reasonable hour and to be paid a reasonable rate.

  6. Fast-Paced, Exciting and interesting.

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    Former Employee - Congressional Policy in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Congressional Policy in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good entry level experience for recent graduates.

    Cons

    Hard work, pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Differs from office to office.

  7. Awesome Internship Experience

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Got to work on big problems with very talented and smart people

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  8. I was the Communications Director and Senior Staffer for a Senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Rewarding. Challenging. Fast-paced. Ability to make a difference.

    Cons

    Late nights. Demanding. Must always be aware of the 24-7 media cycle.

  9. none

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States House of Representatives

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great experience in government affairs

    Cons

    Our district office was full of back stabbing and unethical opportunist

    Advice to Management

    none

  10. Good experience

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    Current Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to meet people and quickly learn policy areas

    Cons

    Lots of work and pay is bad.

    Advice to Management

    All depends on member's personality.

  11. Fantastic, opened up so many doors!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Experience, People, Impact, make a lot of connections, influential

    Cons

    NO work life balance,, LONG HOURS

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