Compare Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) vs U.S. Department of State BETA

See how U.S. Department of State vs. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 331 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1045 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Ceo Christopher Wray
94%
94%Christopher Wray
CEO Approval
U.S. Department of State Ceo Mike Pompeo
52%
52%Mike Pompeo
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Positive Business Outlook
40%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
FBI Special Agent65 Salaries
$141,608/yr
Management and Program Analyst28 Salaries
$101,480/yr
Intern5 Salaries
$16/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Foreign Service Officer321 Salaries
$100,441/yr
Program Analyst28 Salaries
$98,164/yr
Passport Specialist30 Salaries
$57,309/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 21 reviews)
"Law enforcement"(in 19 reviews)
Pros
"Foreign service"(in 60 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 16 reviews)
"Private sector"(in 14 reviews)
Cons
"Foreign service"(in 68 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 38 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Agent

I worked at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Highly Respected, Great Pay, Excellent Benefits.

Cons

None that I can think of.

"Best job in Gov"Jan 16, 2020

Current Employee - FSO

I have been working at U.S. Department of State full-time

Pros

Too many to list but probably the way you can serve the nation.

Cons

Travel and nomadic lifestyle are not for everyone, especially if you want to give your kids stability.

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