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"An excellent place to serve the United States."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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Pros

An opportunity to work on a wide range of important global issues.
Highly talented people who are committed to serving the country.

Cons

Bureacracy is still strongly resistant to change.

Advice to Management

Stay focused on reform priorities.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. "Great career"

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

    Pros

    Getting paid to learn a language
    Interesting opportunities
    Amazing housing
    Smart colleagues

    Cons

    Very mixed management
    Bureacracy
    Not alot of room for creativity

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to be more flexible to changing conditions - run more like a private enterprise


  2. "20 years as an FSO"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly diverse, meaningful, global work. Thought leadership and policy making top notch. Opportunity to learn new languages, cultures, and implement foreign policy.

    Cons

    Management skills not so well developed and rewarded. You won't make policy, but will implement it, whether you fully agree or not.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what employees are saying on the internal professional collaboration platforms, such as Sounding Board, Corridor, etc. Not everyone is just complaining.


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