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Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
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Working at AOC (Architect of the Capitol)

The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio.

Since the laying of the Capitol cornerstone by George Washington in 1793, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) has served the United States as builder and ... Read more

Mission: Serving Congress and the Supreme Court, preserving America's Capitol, and inspiring memorable experiences.

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk/Summer Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Law Clerk/Summer Associate in Washington, DC
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    I worked at AOC (Architect of the Capitol) (Less than a year)


    Federal Government so the typical government environment which isn't super stressful and an overall nice place to work.


    Pay was incredibly little. In fact high schoolers made the same amount per hour as law students.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth.

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AOC (Architect of the Capitol) Photos

AOC (Architect of the Capitol) photo of: Capitol East Front and Plaza.
AOC (Architect of the Capitol) photo of: Apotheosis of George Washington above the Capitol rotunda.
AOC (Architect of the Capitol) photo of: West Front of the Capitol Building.
AOC (Architect of the Capitol) photo of: Capitol Building
AOC (Architect of the Capitol) photo of: Supreme Court Building
AOC (Architect of the Capitol) photo of: Constiution Ave NE looking West towards National Mall
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AOC (Architect of the Capitol) Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at AOC (Architect of the Capitol) (Washington, DC) in June 2016.


    The interview process was long and arduous for a position at the Capitol Visitor Center. I participated in three interviews totaling over five and a half hours of questions and answers and jumped through additional hoops that took more time to complete. A primary focus of the interviewers was the poor performance of the person who previously held the position (that was a red flag).

    The interviewer did not provide timely updates throughout the seven-week process as promised. After the first interview, I was told to expect feedback within a week, I was told the same after the second interview, and again, I was told the same after the third interview (albeit this time apologetically and sheepishly). In addition, my second interview was scheduled immediately after the interview of another applicant, they seated my right outside the door and I could actually hear the conversation, which made me very uncomfortable. During the third interview, the selection official mentioned that several applicants had withdrawn due to the lengthy process (wish I had as well).

    I was told I was the favored applicant and why my skills were better suited to the position than those of the other top candidate (yet another red flag). Several more weeks passed, with no word from them at all.

    After a total of five and a half hours of interview time, hours spent commuting, and time spent preparing for the three interviews, I would have at a minimum expected to be informed of their decision. No follow through and no feedback demonstrates a total lack of consideration and respect for the applicants.

    Interview Questions

    • Their questions were based on my skills and experience, no behavioral questions.   Answer Question
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AOC (Architect of the Capitol) Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East, Latinos For Hire, 2012
  • Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting, Association of Government Accountants, 2011
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