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U.S. Senate Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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  1. "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
    • "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
    • "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Press Secretary 
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      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
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      "Job of a lifetime, engaging and interesting work"

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      Former Employee - Legislative Correspondent 
      Recommends

      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
    • "A lot of assigned busy work - but room for quick advancement"

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        Former Employee - Legislative Intern 

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

        Pros

        It's the senate! You have a wealth of opportunities at your fingertips!

        Cons

        Busy work is often assigned to the interns.

        U.S. Senate2019-05-16
      • "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
      • "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
        • "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 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
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