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"Great Place to Work if looking for a job with good security"

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Current Employee - Passport Specialist in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Passport Specialist in Boston, MA
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at US Department of State full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

No weekends, work with true professionals. Set working hours.

Cons

You really do not get a chance to get to know com workers. Everyone is expected to do their job without interruption. You must have exceptional attention do detail to do this job and the ability to apply applicable laws in approving passport applications.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

  1. "Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Anonymous 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

    Overall experience working as an intern in political affairs was excellent. The chance to interact with major figures in foreign affairs, as well as to acquire experience in the diplomatic channels of the U.S. government was second to none.

    Cons

    The experience that interns have at State is heavily dependent on which office or post they are assigned.

    Advice to Management

    The application system for interns should be separated by the education level. Currently, all applications are pooled into one, meaning that more experienced/educated applicants are competing against those in college or even younger. Given the rise in applications by older and more educated applicants, the system is becoming increasingly unfair. Also, management should make greater efforts to create a uniform intern experience throughout State instead of leaving it up to the willingness of individual offices to give interns meaningful work to complete.


  2. "Mixed Internship"

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    Former Intern - Political Section Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Political Section Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Internship experience differs from office to office. The best case is if the office has substantive work to do, with fewer regular FSO's available. In that case, summer interns often fill in for actual FSO work, though it is closely supervised.

    Cons

    Summer interns may also have to do some office admin work.

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