Library of Congress Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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Library of Congress Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden
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  • "Nice people, amazing architecture, great benefits(in 8 reviews)

  • "Opportunity to explore many divisions, amazing/intelligent people to work with, beautiful location and work environment(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Fellow in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Library of Congress full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, a lot of opportunity to pursue different intellectual/research pursuits

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great, hard to get hired or to advance

  2. "Not much growth potential"

    3.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Processing Technician in Culpeper, VA

    I worked at Library of Congress full-time

    Pros

    Work tasks are relatively low stress

    Cons

    Work is often caught up in red tape


  3. "Needs more telework flexibility"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Library of Congress full-time

    Pros

    Government employer, expected perks - good benefits.

    Cons

    You will have colleagues that don't pull their weight, and aren't going anywhere.

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  4. "Library Experience"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Exhibits 

    I worked at Library of Congress full-time

    Pros

    Interesting due to relationship with Congress

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Lots of red tape compared to other agencies.

  5. "Excellent"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Library Technician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Library of Congress full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great staff

    Cons

    Pretty difficult to get promoted

  6. "Librarian"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Librarian in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Library of Congress full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place

    Cons

    Water fountain does not work right

  7. "Good place to work"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in America, IL

    I worked at Library of Congress full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are really nice to work with

    Cons

    Wages are not very high and too much overtime

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  8. "Overall great environment and not too intensive."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Library of Congress full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment. Work hours are somewhat flexible. Not too intensive which gives you time to work on other endeavors as well.

    Cons

    Doesn't offer TSP or IRA plans for NTE (Not-to-exceed) employees. Can get a little too lax at times. Finding additional work can help with time passing by. Little to no promotion potential in this position.

  9. "Volunteer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visitor Engagement Volunteer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Library of Congress part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice place and people to work with

    Cons

    There is too much rush during weekend duties

  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Registration Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Library of Congress full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work, flex time a big plus

    Cons

    Subject to government shutdowns, lots of meetings

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