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"Excellent practical experience"

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
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I worked at US Department of State as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Relevant, exciting, important work. Co-workers were bright, hard-working, and (surprisingly) young. Teamwork encouraged. Lots of professional opportunities. My office's Director was very active with the employees and interns and always knew what was going on and what needed to be done.

Cons

Can be slow-moving and bureaucratic. Internship was unpaid. Different bureaus feel like completely different companies--mine was excellent, but have heard horror stories from others.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

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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
    Recommends
    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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