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Updated January 16, 2018
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  • You can work really long hours and low salary in one of the most expensive cities (in 63 reviews)

  • Low pay and difficult to move up (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great insurance benefits and 401(k) matching

    Cons

    Overworked and sometimes slightly underpaid


  2. "Depends on which office you are in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time

    Pros

    Exciting work, fast paced, really smart people.

    Cons

    Some really terrible management, long hours, bad pay.

  3. "Overall great experience for those who care about people"

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Senate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work in a place where history has taken place
    Access to high profile individuals
    Constantly surrounded by people who are looking to further themselves

    Cons

    Can't trust everyone
    Can be dry


  4. "Senate"

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    Former Employee - Legislative Correspondent
    Former Employee - Legislative Correspondent

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Always busy; in the middle of it; rewarding work.

    Cons

    Long hours; poor pay; depending on office, can be limited opportunities for advancement.


  5. "Intern for Senatory Ed Markey"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent Senator, was very helpful in giving advice and leadership.
    The team was highly focused on helping people.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt constrained to the phones and would have liked to do more research based work.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent Senate aide team, all of whom were great people and co-workers.


  6. "Legislative Correspondent"

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    Current Employee - Legislative Correspondent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legislative Correspondent in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at U.S. Senate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sense of purpose, fast-paced, important work

    Cons

    bureaucracy, micromanaging, difficult growth, low salary, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Respect the perspective and ideas that younger staffers bring. Find ways to reward good employees, since raises are difficult to find the budget for.


  7. "Long hours but worth it for those who want to contribute"

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    Former Employee - Director of Scheduling in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director of Scheduling in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Senate (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Making a difference, help people in need

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    employee compensation

  8. "Long hours, low pay, absolutely worth it."

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    Current Employee - Legislative Correspondent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legislative Correspondent in Washington, DC

    I have been working at U.S. Senate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding if you work for a member you believe in, which I do. You are able to speak directly with some of the most powerful legislators in the country and directly influence their decision making process.

    Cons

    Long hours are difficult and the pay is poor. This is definitely a job for people who are looking to sacrifice short term happiness to serve country and positive long term job prospects.

    Advice to Management

    My office is fantastic. From what I’ve heard all offices can be different, and the tone can change significantly from office to office.


  9. "long hours, worthwhile work"

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    Former Employee - Legislative Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    meaningful work that makes a difference

    Cons

    long hours, small offices, mail


  10. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time

    Pros

    opportunities for growth and positive culture

    Cons

    commute in to city is long


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