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Georgia Legislative Branch Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  1. "Wonderful Experience"

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    Former Intern - Legislative Aide in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Legislative Aide in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Georgia Legislative Branch as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One pro was that it was a paid internship, something that can be hard to come by in a humanities field. I made great connections and really developed professionally here.

    Cons

    Your experience as an intern did seem to heavily rely on who your immediate supervisor (Legislative Assistant) was. I was very lucky to have a very experienced admin who really knew the in's and out's of the legislative process and was very willing to help and teach. The commute time into Atlanta was a lot and often you worked long hours. It really just depended on when the legislators got out of Session.


  2. "Very insightful place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Legislative Branch full-time

    Pros

    Access to very knowledgeable and opinionated policy discussions

    Cons

    Politics can often get in the way of good policy

  3. "Nice Folks"

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    Former Employee - Aide in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Aide in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Legislative Branch part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people in the Georgia Legislature are trying to do good things. They care about issues. They care about people.

    Cons

    The legislators can sometimes be focused on money - getting more of it, directing it certain ways, and also keeping others from it.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job electing folks to this body.


  4. "Great overall experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great experience. You get to meet so many great people. You get placed in an office and you instantly become a member of that office. This internship can lead to full-time opportunities if you network. Lots of free food. You actually learn the legislative process.

    Cons

    Internship is only for the legislative session, about 3 months long. You have to pay for parking. You might get a not so great placement. Can consume your life, but it's only for 3 months.


  5. "Legislative Aide"

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    Former Employee - Legislative Aide in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Legislative Aide in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Legislative Branch full-time

    Pros

    Exciting place to work, great people, sent of purpose, new challenges everyday

    Cons

    Lack of consistent work schedule and inability to forecast schedule. Lower pay.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Some Departments are great....others are awful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Legislative Branch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You really do feel like you are making a difference at times. It looks awesome on a resume, and you have the opportunity to meet some great connections. Career opportunities aren't great at the Capitol, but you can move to other state agencies or become a lobbyist. Some departments offer telework days during the interim, and everyone works short hours during the interim.

    Cons

    Some departments (House Research for example) are absolutely fantastic with great leadership. Other departments have very poor leadership and communication, with inexperienced leaders who were just appointed by their buddies. If you end up in one of the later departments, you will feel like you aren't trusted or valued. It is extremely political (in not the right way) and cliquey. There is a lot of gossip and some are manipulative in tearing others down to build themselves up. Those that "play the game" are rewarded, while those that quietly do their job and stay out of drama become irrelevant and invisible. Innovation is also stifled, because of bureaucracy, distrust, and bosses who are scared you might show them up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so secretive. It breeds gossip and distrust.


  7. "Great experience and interesting"

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Legislative Branch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In the center of the action; great experience; meet with many influential people

    Cons

    Highly political; not much room for advancement (but can move to state agencies, lobbyists etc); lower salaries

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Love it here! Would do it again next session if it came with growth opps."

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    Current Intern - Senate Aide in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Senate Aide in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Legislative Branch as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet powerful people. Networking. Great professional exposure.

    Cons

    Commute. Low pay. Everything else is great.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Working for the Georgia House of Representatives"

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    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Legislative Branch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having some type of effect on policy that affects so many people is a truly rewarding experience. Additionally you get to enjoy working with a number of people who enjoy making a difference.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work for four months of the year, and then it is dead. Also, the work that you do in the session is not necessarily going to have any end effect, but that is to be understood when you take a job in research.