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Updated April 10, 2019
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  • "Long Hours - 9 am to 7 or 8 pm every night" (in 72 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    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.


  2. "Fast-paced, smart, and fun"

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

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time (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

  3. "Staff Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant
    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.


  4. "Good Job, try and get on a committee"

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience depending on office.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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  5. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Deputy State Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Deputy State Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time (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.


  6. "Great Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Senate full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance is great.

    Cons

    Customers are self-important. Can be difficult.


  7. "Disbursing"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Current Secretary of the Senate is a very caring human being.

    Cons

    Management is not approachable at all. Very rude.

  8. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Policy Advisor
    Current Employee - Policy Advisor

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

    Pros

    Resources, knowledge base, variety of work

    Cons

    lack of innovation and low pay


  9. "Great experience - tough flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Senate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Once in a lifetime interactions with people of influence.

    Cons

    Tough flexibility. Hard to work from home, and always on the clock.


  10. "Senate Aide"

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    Former Employee - Constituent Services Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Constituent Services Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Satisfying to assist those in need.

    Cons

    Often times overwhelming amount of requests.