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"Senior Officer with 20+ years service"

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Current Employee - Senior
Current Employee - Senior
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

I've served all over the world, war zones and luxurious environments as well. Fascinating work, immense policy influence in times and places of crisis; rarely a dull moment.

Cons

Limited influence within the US policy community; dull work in nice places ( the worst places have the most interesting work); poor work/life balance, too many moves, very hard on relationships, family, and love lives.

Advice to Management

It's taken you a couple of centuries, but you've gotten it right.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. "Best Job in the World"

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    Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer
    Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to see the world. Great to meet world leaders. Great colleagues. Great opportunities for advancement and promotion

    Cons

    Sure there are some Cons.


  2. "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Fulbright Researcher in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Fulbright Researcher in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was on a Fulbright fellowship which was really sweet. I traveled to India and got to do a lot of cool stuff that I wanted to. And there was very little oversight so you could be your own boss.

    Cons

    Foreign countries are difficult to live in. Really think about what you want to achieve during Fulbright. Also, I don't speak much Hindi so I had trouble to communicate with co-workers. Kind of odd review of state department huh!

    Advice to Management

    none.

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