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"One of the best jobs in the world."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Pros

great benefits for a family or single

Cons

government shutdown can cause issues

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. "Amazing Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Foreign Affairs Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Foreign Affairs Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of State (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    On the forefront of foreign policy.

    Cons

    A government agency. Hard to move upwards, unless you network constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Support Civil Servants for higher GS Grade


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    "Foreign Service Officer--Adventure, Consuming Lifestyle"

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

    I have been working at US Department of State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Travel, challenging positions and assignments, decent salary and benefits. Depending on the position, you can have significant autonomy and management experience early in your career. You work with intelligent, plugged-in people.

    Cons

    The lifestyle can be tough on partners and children. There is a huge emphasis on careerism and ego.

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible with families or singles who are caretakers (an increasing number of adults in the U.S.). Stand outside the bubble every now and then and realize that the placement of a water glass at a bilateral is not/not going to affect the outcome.


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