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Diplomatic Language Services Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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  1. "Positive Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    What I liked most was working with people from all over the world, constantly learning, and the opportunities I had for growth. I learned something new every day from the teachers and students with whom I had daily contact.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything I didn't like.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, where you can share your language, culture with smart and motivated students."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Language Instructor in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Language Instructor in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diplomatic Language Services part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management, good location,

    Cons

    Pay is not that high, but its ok


  3. "Excellent work environment"

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    Current Employee - Foreign Language Teacher in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Foreign Language Teacher in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Diplomatic Language Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work environment and classroom resources are very conducive to teaching.
    Very polite and professional staff.
    HR is very attentive.
    CEO treats instructors and clients well and without distinction.
    Very good language teaching library. Excellent pantry.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning. Health insurance a bit expensive. Compared to other schools in the area, Diplomatic Language Services is superior in many ways.


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  5. "Great place to start and get a lot of experience in different areas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great coworkers and office culture
    - Cultural parties and events
    - Opportunity to become involved in a lot of different projects
    - Best for someone starting out to gain a lot of experience

    Cons

    - Sometimes disorganized management (I think they're trying to improve)
    - Poor communication between departments (also getting better)
    - Salaries sometimes lower than expected
    - Lack of appreciation and acknowledgement from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Have more ways to encourage and reward outstanding employees


  6. "great working envirnment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice and helpful manager and colleagues

    Cons

    not able to think of any


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work at!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, international environment, networking.

    Cons

    short-term contracts, lack of clarity on future assignments.


  8. "Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager, Translation in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager, Translation in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Diplomatic Language Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A wonderful mix of international people working hard on their individual responsibilities

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to get things moving through approval processes.


  9. "Great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with diverse groups, autonomy to create plans
    Great people
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Working with government agencies can be restrictive
    Based mostly on contractor work

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing people - giving them opportunities to lead new projects


  10. "Wonderful culture, great people"

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    Former Employee - Learning Technology Specialist in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Learning Technology Specialist in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diplomatic Language Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was great working with people from all over the world. The company culture is wonderful.

    Cons

    The company does not offer a 401k and the benefits are not great.

    Advice to Management

    Add a 401k plan.


  11. "I love it."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    its friendly enviorment and you learn alot while you teach.

    Cons

    No Benefits like heath insurence.

    Advice to Management

    please add health benefits


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