Compare U.S. Department of State vs US Department of Veterans Affairs BETA

See how US Department of Veterans Affairs vs. U.S. Department of State compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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U.S. Department of State

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1045 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 4074 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
U.S. Department of State Ceo Mike Pompeo
52%
52%Mike Pompeo
CEO Approval
US Department of Veterans Affairs Ceo  Robert Wilkie
54%
54% Robert Wilkie
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
% Recommend to a friend
60%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
40%
Positive Business Outlook
41%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Program Analyst28 Salaries
$98,164/yr
Office Management Specialist15 Salaries
$68,552/yr
Senior Advisor19 Salaries
$159,600/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Program Support Assistant71 Salaries
$42,444/yr
Veteran Service Representative60 Salaries
$56,946/yr
IT Specialist46 Salaries
$98,197/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Foreign service"(in 60 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 371 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 272 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Foreign service"(in 68 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 38 reviews)
Cons
"Private sector"(in 87 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 79 reviews)
Featured Review
"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.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for less than a year

Pros

Supporting the Veteran experience is an honor. I come home each day feeling accomplished.

Cons

It can be difficult to maneuver through the various obstacles that present itself when working within a structured chain of command in an a government agency with over 400,000 employees. But those... difficulties can be overcome by intra and inter-office networking. Everyone has the same mission to support the Veteran experience, so it’s just a matter of working together to do so.

Advice to Management

N/A

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