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"Pro bono Consultant"

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Former Contractor - Consultant (Pro Bono) in Washington, DC
Former Contractor - Consultant (Pro Bono) in Washington, DC
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at US Department of State as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

- You feel empowered.
- Very professional.

Cons

- Very formal and bureaucratic.
- Not necessarily all important issues get enough attention, or resource allocation.

Advice to Management

- Very smart in resource allocation, especially when you are trying something new, e.g., GEP.

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    "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours, Salary, Benefits, Worldwide postings, Mobility

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Government Pace, Move a lot, Government workers, slow IT


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    "Good experience if you have to work for the government"

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

    I worked at US Department of State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    nice overseas travel
    good health and retirement benefits
    job stability (can't be fired)
    prestigious position

    Cons

    bureaucracy is stifling
    disconnect between headquarters and the field
    limited earning potential
    limited career growth
    lack of input into assignments
    Washington centered

    Advice to Management

    Management should remember the work life balance and take it into account for their subordinates

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