U.S. Department of State Benefits

4.2
191 Ratings

Which benefits does U.S. Department of State provide?

Current and former employees report that U.S. Department of State provides the following benefits. It may not be complete.

Insurance, Health & WellnessFinancial & RetirementFamily & ParentingVacation & Time OffPerks & DiscountsProfessional Support

Insurance, Health & Wellness

Health Insurance
4.5
47 Ratings
3.4
8 Ratings
4.1
8 Ratings
3.8
5 Ratings
5.0
1 Rating

Financial & Retirement

4.4
22 Ratings
4.7
12 Ratings
4.5
11 Ratings

Family & Parenting

4.5
6 Ratings
4.3
4 Ratings
3.8
4 Ratings
3.7
3 Ratings

Vacation & Time Off

4.3
52 Ratings
4.5
14 Ratings
4.9
9 Ratings
5.0
1 Rating

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

4.7
7 Ratings
4.3
7 Ratings

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(52 comments)

    Extra leave is provided after each overseas tour of duty

  • Health Insurance(47 comments)

    The Foreign Service Benefit plan offered through Aetna is very comprehensive

  • Retirement Plan(22 comments)

    Strong pension plan and TSP contributions.

Sep 11, 2022
5.0
Current Senior Advisor in Washington, DC, District of Columbia

Wonderful benefits and great HR Department

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Aug 30, 2022
5.0
Former Division Chief in Washington, DC, District of Columbia

Excellent retirement benefits including pension, TSP and Social Security

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Aug 24, 2022
4.0
Current Associate Director in Washington, DC, District of Columbia

Great old school benefits: health, pension, savings. Don’t expect mental health days or sabbaticals or remote months.

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Aug 18, 2022
5.0
Current GSO in Washington, DC, District of Columbia

The 401k great with medical benefits

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Aug 1, 2022
5.0
Former Employee

Great benefits, similar to other civilian employees.

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Jul 20, 2022
5.0
Former Employee

Twelve weeks of paid parental leave.

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Jul 17, 2022
4.0
Former Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC, District of Columbia

The best parts? How much leave you accumulate, especially once you become tenured and the TSP matching. The worst part? It was next to impossible use all of the leave because getting time off is tough. Most of your leave ends up rolling over or expiring. But you can donate expiring leave to a leave bank for other employees who need it, which is nice. Another negative was that fertility assistance was not offered though that may have changed by now.

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Jul 17, 2022
4.0
Current Employee

Cheap health insurance with many options; pension, if you can stay in long enough; and a lot more benefits once you are tenured and mid-level or above. However, this is also government, and accordingly, not super flexible.

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Jul 7, 2022
4.0
Current Employee

Government pension and employer contribution to 401k type plan. Annual Leave increases over time.

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Jul 1, 2022
4.0
Former Special Agent in Arlington, VA, Virginia

Benefits were global and very comprehensive.

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