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Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Computer Programmer/Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer/Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer/Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, the employees and managers take pride in being responsive. Fun to work with the congress and their staff. Good pay scale. Good benefits

    Cons

    Well, it is downtown DC, traffic can be a problem.


  2. Staff Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great place to start right after college -Fun environment on Capitol Hill (most of the time) -Make the right connections and keep it moving

    Cons

    -0 growth potential in most offices -The hiring and management of staff is bizarre -Highly opinionated people can be rather annoying

    Advice to Management

    Take a class on Human Resources, Hiring etiquette, and please upgrade your system, it's 2015 not 1996


  3. Internship on Capitol Hill

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An internship with the U.S. House of Representatives provides excellent connections and a better understanding of the legislative process of the federal government. I would recommend this to any student regardless of major or field of study.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, interns are often performing basic duties such as answering phone calls from constituents or opening mail. While this is a very normal part of any internship (especially one on the Hill) interns should actively seek new opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    This depends largely on the intern supervisor though again I would recommend interns use their connections gained on the Hill to further career interests. Supervisors should encourage interns to go on "coffee interviews" especially during out of session days and weeks when activities for interns may be limited.


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  5. Executive Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Connections, Receptions, Opportunity, Legislation, Experience

    Cons

    Hours, Pay, Space, Blame, Working Round Clock


  6. Helpful (1)

    Over worked with little pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn a lot about Congress and it's interaction with the Federal Agencies

    Cons

    High pressured job with little pay and benefits. Some teams are hit or miss in work culture.


  7. Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legislative Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to work in the legislative branch, which will always be an important time in your life and important experience. After working there, you will have both contacts and experience leading you closer to where you want to be and what you want to do.

    Cons

    Many people offer you their help, but will not lift a finger. Rely on yourself.


  8. Intern

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

    Pros

    Good exposure and lots of opportunities to become involved in the office.

    Cons

    There is not enough work to be spread out between interns.


  9. Requires better leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Congressional Aide in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Congressional Aide in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great Fringe Benefits, great opportunities to create an effect on issues that matter to you and to meet powerbrokers.

    Cons

    Long hours, hard choices and complicated egos that are not easy to manage.


  10. Great expereince

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a ton about how our nation works, sort of a stamp of approval to other jobs in DC and in gov. Become friends and network with staff

    Cons

    Can get repetative at times, tasks are not the most exciting and, as im sure you know, you are not paid so it makes living here difficult if you aren't from the area


  11. Committee Professional Staff

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Incredible exposure to high level officials across various markets and legal industries. The work hours are typically manageable, though some nights may go long - particularly when Congress is in session. The work is very gratifying.

    Cons

    The pay is low, particularly compared to your private sector counterparts. Frustration abounds as your work often goes unnoticed and more often than not never makes it out of Committee.

    Advice to Management

    Management should generally cut down on overall staff and improve the pay and issue exposure for the remaining staff. Often there is more staff than work demands, and by simply creating more flexible staffers, there could be higher pay with a greater exposure to issues and high level work.



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