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United States Congress Reviews

Updated April 1, 2019
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  • "Pay is low for cost of living, long hours" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Very low pay and superficial environment" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best experience for someone out of college

    Cons

    It doesn't pay to be in public service


  2. "Press"

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    Current Employee - Press Assistant
    Current Employee - Press Assistant

    I have been working at United States Congress full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Comms Work in a Press Office

    Cons

    Long Hours that bleed into the night and weekends

  3. "US Congress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Congress full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fulfilling work, challenging, edifying, travel

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, no benefits


  4. "Professional Staff Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Congress full-time

    Pros

    Ability to add your voice to the legislative process. Public service.

    Cons

    Lower compensation compared to private sector, but able to leverage unique Hill experience to jobs in the private sector.


  5. "Best Place to Work.... Period."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Congressional Aide in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Congressional Aide in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United States Congress full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will engage all topics of interest and come across some of the most fascinating and powerful people in the world.... constantly.

    Cons

    It can become a bubble, so network, network, network.


  6. "its fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    not too stressful, could be more interesting

    Cons

    not too much work so you dont get as much out of it


  7. "Depends on Office"

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

    Pros

    Great experience to put on resume

    Cons

    Whether you have a chance to progress from intern to Staff Assistant / LC entirely depends on who you work for. Some offices facilitate growth and learning, while others do not.

  8. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great time and lots of learning and stuff.

    Cons

    Nothing was bad here yes and cool.


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United States Congress full-time

    Pros

    Great way to learn about constituents concerns within the district.

    Cons

    Lots of angry callers, usually just calling to vent though.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Press secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exciting work place in the heart of it all

    Cons

    Long hours, little pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay more where you can