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US International Trade Administration Reviews

Updated Nov 18, 2018

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Renee A. Macklin
3 Ratings
  1. "Great colleagues, benefits, and training opportunities, comes with a lot of bureaucracy and a variable workload"

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    Current Employee - International Trade Compliance Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US International Trade Administration for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance w/ telework opportunities and flexible schedules. Many training opportunities and resources. Dedicated and smart colleagues. Good pay raises early in your career.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy (memos and many signatures required for simple things to get done), a lot of mandatory trainings. Pay levels off when you get to mid-career level.

    US International Trade Administration2018-08-14
  2. "Internship"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at US International Trade Administration

      Pros

      Was able to perform research on a variety of industries. Each day is different

      Cons

      Government can be very slow

      US International Trade Administration2018-11-18
    • "Amazing colleagues and interesting work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at US International Trade Administration

      Pros

      Working with extremely competent team Good work life balance Flexible Interesting work

      Cons

      Current leadership doesn't follow the expertise provided

      US International Trade Administration2018-11-12
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great place to learn Int'l business"

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      Current Employee - Senior Executive in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at US International Trade Administration for more than 3 years

      Pros

      About as close to being in private industry as you can get while working for the Government. Better than any MBA school in terms of learnung international business.

      Cons

      It's still has Government issues, and the closer you get to DC (meaning the more senior you get), the worse it is. The best bet is to do 3-5 years, than go back to private industry.

      US International Trade Administration2017-08-16
    • "Enforcement & Compliance (formerly Import Administration)"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

      I worked at US International Trade Administration full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      There are some great people that work as analysts. The variety of work keeps you on your toes too. There is also the opportunity to travel internationally.

      Cons

      Most of the cons are regarding management. Keep in my that this is based on my experience only. I know others that had great managers. I had a total of 3 managers. The first was good. The best thing was that he didn't micromanage and offered constructive criticism. He did not write you up for little things. He was fair. The second manager was terrible. His personality bordered on bipolar. (I am not a medical...

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      Advice to Management

      Under go training for managers and make it compulsory on a regular basis. Have some sort of feedback system for employees. Have managers provide proof that they are upholding good management practices. Accountability!

      US International Trade Administration2017-08-23
    • "Program Analyst"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at US International Trade Administration full-time

      Pros

      Good work/life balance, interesting people.

      Cons

      Government bureaucracy, difficult to change anything.

      US International Trade Administration2017-08-22
    • "Great Mission and People but Weak Organization"

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      Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at US International Trade Administration full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      * great mission advancing U.S. exports overseas * great people overall

      Cons

      * very weak leadership particularly in the Foreign Commercial Service * lack of accountability in management with FCS officer corps

      Advice to Management

      * place greater reliance on career senior executives to administer corporate headquarters and enterprise operations rather than FCS officers who lack the desire or skill set to lead from DC; these foreign service officers prefer to, and should, remain overseas where their skills can continue to advance the trade policy and promotion agenda of the US government.

      US International Trade Administration2017-08-07
    • "Intern"

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      Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at US International Trade Administration for more than a year

      Pros

      Relaxed atmosphere Interesting mission Autonomy at work

      Cons

      Lack of communication Red tape Technological issues

      US International Trade Administration2017-06-25
    • "interning"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I have been working at US International Trade Administration

      Pros

      flexible, great people, great opportunity

      Cons

      a lot of busy work sometimes

      Advice to Management

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      US International Trade Administration2016-03-16
    • "Smaller Agency Easier to Change Course"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at US International Trade Administration full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Small Size, Amenicable to changing business models, Supportive of well justified change, Not prone to half measures, Dedicated and passionate staff.

      Cons

      Budget insufficiently matched to mission, Heroics the norm. Top heavy. Not enough worker bees and career paths. No Pathways intern program or developmental GS-5/7/9.

      Advice to Management

      Take a good look at strategically matching budget to mission Prioritize all mission programs. Stop doing things at the bottom. Inform congress when a program is not sufficiently funded to operate at minimum levels. There can be no unfunded mandates when there is no base funding.

      US International Trade Administration2016-02-27
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