US Department of State - Good place to work if interested in seeing the world | Glassdoor
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"Good place to work if interested in seeing the world"

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Former Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC
Approves of CEO

Pros

great travel and benefits (education, health) for your family

Cons

lockstep career advancement -- really no room for rapid advancement for exceptional work or out of the box thinking.

Advice to Management

not worth all the tests/clearances required

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. "OK, but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good international travel opportunities, decent pay, great benefits (especially when posted abroad), great access to important/interesting people

    Cons

    *It's a bit of a cult
    *coworkers
    *you're often reminded that you are in fact just another bureaucrat
    *State hasn't fully embraced technology

    Advice to Management

    I think the Secretary is great and I'm sure her top staff are also very good. However, as you move down to middle management, the talent pool is very hit or miss.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good early pay and benefits but the work can be slow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great promotions early on, ood place to start off a career.
    -The best job security
    -Guaranteed promotion
    -Easy work-life balance

    Cons

    -Work can be frustratingly droll
    -Poor communication among government agencies
    -Infuriating bureaucracy
    -You eventually hit a glass ceiling in terms of promotion and pay

    Advice to Management

    Get behing the most competent workers and be more egalitarian. Seniority should not matter as much a competence. Work harder to retain talented individuals,

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