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U.S. Senate Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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  • "Working long hours for no pay is grating(in 73 reviews)

  • "high stress, low pay, upward advancement can be difficult(in 46 reviews)

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  1. "US Senate- Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant 

    I have been working at U.S. Senate full-time

    Pros

    exciting job with lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    tough work-life balance if you have a family

    U.S. Senate2019-06-13
  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Press Secretary 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at U.S. Senate full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Influential, always exciting, amazing opportunity.

    Cons

    Slow movement for growth overall.

    U.S. Senate2019-06-10
  3. "Fast-Paced Work Environment"

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      Current Employee - Deputy Scheduler in Washington, DC

      I have been working at U.S. Senate full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      The pros of this position were fast-paced, interesting, and you feel valued

      Cons

      Long hours, underpaid, and high stress work environment

      U.S. Senate2019-06-21
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      "Job of a lifetime, engaging and interesting work"

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      Former Employee - Legislative Correspondent 
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      I worked at U.S. Senate full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Engage with smart, passionate, and driven people. Learn about the way that federal policy is formulated, and how to make lasting change

      Cons

      Low salary comparable to other industries and backgrounds of employees, gridlock can be frustrating

      U.S. Senate2019-05-29
    • "Fast-paced, smart, and fun"

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      Former Employee - Legislative Staff in Washington, DC

      I worked at U.S. Senate full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Everyday is different and you're surrounded by smart people working to solve problems

      Cons

      Long hours, little control of your schedule

      U.S. Senate2019-04-11
    • "Staff Assistant"

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        Former Employee - Staff Assistant 

        I worked at U.S. Senate full-time

        Pros

        You work in the Capital

        Cons

        Some members are hard to work for.

        U.S. Senate2019-03-15
      • "Good benefits"

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          Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

          I worked at U.S. Senate full-time

          Pros

          Can’t beat a government job!

          Cons

          The job ends when the Senator leaves office.

          U.S. Senate2019-03-15
        • "Good Job, try and get on a committee"

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          Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
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          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at U.S. Senate part-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Great experience depending on office.

          Cons

          Depends on office. In some cases you are answering phones and writing letters.

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          U.S. Senate2019-03-08
        • "Good Experience"

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          Former Employee - Deputy State Director in Indianapolis, IN

          I worked at U.S. Senate full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Great experience with plenty of opportunity to network professionally while doing good, meaningful work. Probably depends on who's office you work in but had the opportunity to work with great people who supported one another.

          Cons

          Almost always playing defense in today's political environment even while working on official side.

          U.S. Senate2019-02-28
        • "Great Balance"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at U.S. Senate full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Work Life balance is great.

          Cons

          Customers are self-important. Can be difficult.

          U.S. Senate2019-02-26
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