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"Great Place for Experience"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Best place to be involved in Foreign Affairs

Cons

Difficult to get a job there

Advice to Management

Increase Entry-level positions

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are a lot of good civil service positions within the Department. Working at State allows individuals to support the United States' mission abroad. It can be an extremely rewarding experience if in the right position.

    Cons

    There are plenty of opportunities for lateral moves within the Department but upon reaching the maximum grade for your position, you have to apply to a new position to get the next grade. If no position exists in your office, you'll have to apply elsewhere in the Department. Networking is key.

    Advice to Management

    Specialized experience can certainly benefit an organization; however, requiring it for a position may eliminate qualified individuals who can bring a lot to the office.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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!

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