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"Great experience if you pick the right section"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Work with many intelligent people

Cons

I was lucky to work in a great section (Public Diplomacy), but unless you enjoy the work, you won't have a good time.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. "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


  2. 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.

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