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"Great work, but very hierarchical"

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Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The work is extremely interesting and is can affect millions

Cons

The workplace is very hierarchical. If you're junior, it's frowned upon if you ever try to speak to someone senior. It's demoralizing.

Advice to Management

Grow up!

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. "Great experience depending on where you are"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern FSI in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern FSI in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Empowering environment
    -great co-workers, many of whom are willing to give advice, take it with a grain of salt though there are a wide variety of career paths at the State Department
    -feels like you are making a difference even if you aren't

    Cons

    -little transparency in the hiring process
    -limited potential for advancement as an intern, not much better for contractors or civil service, Foreign Service Officers are the most supported for obvious reasons

    Advice to Management

    Tell interns what they will be doing before hiring them, delegate more responsibility. be upfront about long term hiring processes


  2. "really great place to intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I had fun co-workers that really made my intern experience wonderful

    Cons

    The work was sometimes monotonous, but the work environment made up for it.

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