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"Amazing Opportunity, it is what you make it!"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Scheduler in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Scheduler in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Experience, Experience, Experience. There is no better feeling than to go into an interview for another job with this on your resume. This is especially true if you end up working outside of the D.C. area, or in any lobbying field. They also have an amazing student loan repayment program.

Cons

The Pay. Like many jobs, Capitol Hill makes you scrape your way from the bottom. Don't expect to be a high roller working on the hill. However, the numerous events and experience make up for what they lack in regards to pay. Also, the hours are long, especially when in session.

Advice to Management

Do more to encourage staff to participate in "Staff-dels" and be more encouraging when staffers wish to pursue higher education.

Other Employee Reviews for United States House of Representatives

  1. "Cool experience if you're into politics, but wouldn't recommend it for everyone."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're into politics, D.C. is the place to be.
    Get to see some of the behind the scenes action of Congress.
    The city is flooded with young interns, so having a social life is easy. I would recommend waiting until you're 21 to do it.
    Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    You're unpaid.
    You actually have to spend a lot of money to do it (I mean a lot). D.C. is not a cheap city, so if you're coming from out of state like most of the interns, prepare to spend some cash.
    How the staff treats you is completely dependent on the office you're working in.
    You deal with crazy people calling you all day (as in people who complain about aliens).
    You do tedious work that the staff doesn't want to do.


  2. "A pleasantly flexible and interesting workplace, but suffers from arbitrary promotion culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, interesting work environment, great networking opportunities for other jobs elsewhere and on Hill

    Cons

    Arbitrary promotion culture, senior staff often underqualified, more qualified junior staff often go unrewarded


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