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"Attractiveness of Careers at U.S. Department of State"

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Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer, Retired in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Foreign Service Officer, Retired in Washington, DC
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at US Department of State part-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Challenging work, employee support, travel opportunities

Cons

Caps on salary, occasionally less than ideal life style

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for US Department of State

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    "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Budget in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Budget in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great potential for learning as the agency receives relatively low funding (compared to DOJ, DHS, DOD). They attempt to achieve a lot with as few people resources as possible.

    Cons

    Big government - slow to implement change (if you're young). Contractor vs. GS Employee culture. Little in the way of mentorship across GS-Contractor lines.

    Advice to Management

    Build in more promotion potential in both the GS and Contractor worlds. Federal gov't in general is on a freeze for raises. They need to lift this freeze. Hard to compete with private sector in this regard. People want raises after a couple years of work without having to jump ship into another role/agency.


  2. "Office of Broadcast Services"

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    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to state of the art equipment and staff to create media content

    Cons

    Everything they say (oxymoronically) about government workers and bureaucracy is true. Only veterans can "make the cert" to be even considered for employment.

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