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United States House of Representatives Reviews

Updated April 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work environment and you learn a lot" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Gain exposure to business leaders and companies in the congressional district which allows for great networking opportunities" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay is very low, long hours expected without benefits" (in 146 reviews)

  • "There were long hours and low pay" (in 62 reviews)

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  1. "Overall a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and student loan repayment assistance.

    Cons

    Low pay, in comparison to private companies.


  2. "No Money but Helps Resume"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at United States House of Representatives part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -you learn quickly on the job
    -meet great people who will help you in your career later on
    -lots of other interns, room for failure

    Cons

    -no money
    -work is not always the most interesting
    -lots of phone calls

  3. "Tiring"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience and access to decision makers

    Cons

    Leadership has tendency to burn through talent

    Advice to Management

    Do not put so much pressure on employees


  4. "Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot of new information

    Cons

    varying schedule made it difficult to plan


  5. "fantastic time"

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

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun, fulfilling, engaging, lots of experience, good connections

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, repetitive, stressful, tough


  6. "It is all about politics"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours, low compensation, its politics


  7. "US House of Representative Scheduler"

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    Current Employee - Scheduling Coordinator
    Current Employee - Scheduling Coordinator

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time

    Pros

    young colleagues and fast paced work environment

    Cons

    must be accessible at all hours

  8. "Capitol Hill Internships"

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

    I worked at United States House of Representatives part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of connections to Hill Staffers

    Cons

    Unpaid and you are expected to be there everyday.


  9. "Great Place to Work, Varies a Lot by Office"

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant
    Recommends

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hill jobs are exciting, impactful, and somewhat difficult to come by. Definitely worth pursuing if you have any interest in a public policy or government career. You get a behind-the-scenes look at government and can meet a lot of interesting people and attend tons of events; really depends what you make of it and what opportunities you pursue. You'll typically schedule and lead tours, hire and oversee interns, work on some press/writing pieces, keep inventory, man the front office, etc.

    Cons

    Work depends a lot on the office. Staff Assistants are the most entry-level position on the Hill, so you're going to be doing the less glamorous office work (ex. reorganizing the storage unit). Offices are small (7-10 people in House, 20-30 in Senate), so your work and relationships really depend on the culture of your individual office. The same goes for salary and promotion potential; it all depends on your office's turnover rate and budget.


  10. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and you learn a lot.

    Cons

    No pay and long hours