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Updated November 6, 2017
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  • You can work really long hours and low salary in one of the most expensive cities (in 59 reviews)

  • Low pay and difficult to move up (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "You can do better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, but that's about it.

    Cons

    Management, it's the usual government fare.

    Advice to Management

    Remove lazy/incompetent workers, stop punishing people for pushing ahead.


  2. "U.S Senate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Mission-focused, goal-oriented public service job.

    Cons

    Demanding job with high stress and tight deadlines.

  3. "Senate internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Probably one of the best networking opportunities one can have

    Cons

    There are none, If you have a good attitude the Senate is a great place to work


  4. "Rewarding experience with a flash of idiocy"

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    Current Employee - Shared Staff in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Shared Staff in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in the position. Decent hours. Nothing to insane. Plenty of state contact which is a huge bonus. Also rare to have someone in this position for the senate.

    Cons

    Constant flow of issues and problems that there are simple problems to. However, consituents sometimes don't want to do the leg work to solve them.

    Advice to Management

    Better HR


  5. "Good experience, but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great way for young professionals to gain hands-on experience and understanding of the federal government.

    Cons

    With the abundance of interns in each office, it makes it difficult to secure a full-time position.


  6. "It's a zoo"

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    Current Employee - Press Secretary in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Press Secretary in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the middle of things, front seat to history.

    Cons

    Long hours, high stress, limited personal fulfillment.

    Advice to Management

    Ha. Where to start.


  7. "Exciting and great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at U.S. Senate full-time

    Pros

    Great experience for anyone to have at the start of a career. Understanding how federal policy affects every industry is valuable no matter what you end up doing. Opportunity to move up quickly is there for those who take initiative.

    Cons

    Pay is low but the job is still worth it.

  8. "Staff Assistnat"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great for networking and meeting people

    Cons

    can be really difficult to move up dependent upon which office you work for.


  9. "Excellent Perks"

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    Current Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High prestige, great health care, Library of Congress borrowing privileges, unique access to Senators, great cultural opportunities

    Cons

    Hours can be insane, your job is tied to your boss, bureaucracy


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Casework vs Callers"

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    Current Employee - Constituent Liaison
    Current Employee - Constituent Liaison
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is quite satisfying to assist constituents with questions/problems with federal agencies.

    Cons

    Working and assisting with issues is satisfying, however, the downside is the calls regarding complaints about Congress or the government (even local governments) particularly from those very ill-informed #Civics101 would be a great refreshser.


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