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"Great place to work"

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Current Contractor - Facility Manager in Washington, DC
Current Contractor - Facility Manager in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at US Department of State as a contractor (More than 10 years)

Pros

Chance to make a difference, travel, meet interesting people and make a decent salary. Educational opportunities both in language and skill set. Being part of a great team!

Cons

Sometimes stuck with an incompetent supervisor. Occasionally, overburdened with paperwork..

Advice to Management

Do not promote incompetent people

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of State as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fascinating work; you get to be involved in up-to-the-minute breaking news around the world and learn a lot about trade, diplomacy, human rights, conflict, the environment - you name it. Ease of moving around and taking on new projects. Very friendly people. The DOS does invest in its people and encourages mentorship relationships.

    Cons

    The massive bureaucracy makes anything very slow and limits your ability to create innovative work or papers. This makes it more frustrating than doing similar work in NGOs which have a lot more freedom to say and do as they please.

    Advice to Management

    Expand flexible work opportunities


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great way to see the world while serving your country"

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    Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Travel, unique cultural experiences, language training, fulfilling work, service to country, collegiality and camaraderie, good benefits, interesting work, diplomatic privileges, life-long friendships.

    Cons

    Frequent moves, separation from family, long hours, sometimes personal risk, bureaucratic structure, spouses having to give up careers, kids saying goodbye to friends, missing America.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees' families with more respect.


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