I think that the employee benefits are great
Excellent retirement plan and benefits.
They gave you a lump layoff salary after they are done with and suggest you get you 401k
I use the Foreign Service Benefit Plan, which has served me well both at home and while posted abroad (including two medevacs), although the reimbursement process can be cumbersome for out of network costs. Time off accrues at 4 hours/pay period when first beginning but untenured officers can choose to accept overtime in comp time, which helped me to take multi-week R+Rs as brand new officer in a hardship tour. Mental health services are covered as part of basic insurance, but can be hard to access depending on where you are posted. Hard to beat a matching 5% contribution to TSP.
Wonderful health insurance options, a Flexible Spending Account Option, and up to 4% matching on your Thrift saving Plan!
Full U.S. government benefits package plus extra benefits when overseas depending on the location.
Great 401K, health coverage can get pricey
Best: free housing overseas; free education for your kids; free shipments between moves
It's not bad, all in all. However, you're limited to one income, which is unrealistic. Some benefits offered by nearly everyone else in the universe don't seem to exist. Pay doesn't keep up with inflation, if you get a raise at all.
TSP plus fixed benefit pension