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"An overall positive workplace, but with wide variation between offices."

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Current Intern - Pathways Intern in Washington, DC
Current Intern - Pathways Intern in Washington, DC
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I have been working at US Department of State as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

Fantastic overall mission that gives an employee sense of purpose and drive. No other institution can have more impact on the functioning on U.S. foreign policy.

Cons

Thick and immobile bureaucracy can limit one's daily function to menial tasks that seem distant from the broader objective of the Department.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not what you think"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people. You'll work with some incredible people solving incredible problems. The travel opportunities are unmatched and the work is challenging.

    Cons

    The people. There is a lot of dysfunction and, quite frankly, there are a lot of people heading overseas for some rather discouraging reasons - like just to meet girls. Technology is pretty outdated and the bureaucracy is probably worse than you would imagine.

    Advice to Management

    Folks head out and fall apart. It would be nice if there were better strategies in place for dealing with that. Management also talks about work-life balance but it doesn't seem like we have progresses very far. Would be nice to see more movement in this direction.


  2. "U.S.-Slovak Republic Fulbright Scholar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The small interaction I had with the U.S. office was easy and positive.

    Cons

    Slovak office provided no support or help for its Fulbright Scholars. Tried to get us to work in their office for free.


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