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United States House of Representatives Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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  • Expect long hours when congress is in session for little compensation (in 118 reviews)

  • Hours can be insane, leading to poor work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Legislative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You meet a lot of cool people if you go to the network events

    Cons

    Too many hours for so little pay!


  2. "No mobility"

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

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

    Pros

    Job security.
    Stable salary.
    Federal benefits.
    Being part of something bigger than private sector companies.

    Cons

    No mobility.
    No employee development.
    Quickly outgrow position, not good for early or mid career candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the definition of human capital and stop letting partisan politics seep into operations. Foster healthy work environments and see how much more employees contribute and how much more is accomplished. Culture is terrible here.

  3. "Not worth it."

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Exciting work, can move up quickly.

    Cons

    Very low pay and job security.


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Student
    Former Intern - Student
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United States House of Representatives as an intern

    Pros

    Networking, looks good on resume

    Cons

    Boring, do not learn much, nothing to do

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your interns, teach them, talk to them, engage.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Internship in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for resume
    Great connections
    Get to meet lawmakers

    Cons

    No pay
    Treated like an intern
    Transportation/rent costs


  6. "Press Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time

    Pros

    There is lots of meaningful work to do and you can interact with very powerful people at a young age.

    Cons

    There are long hours that can make it difficult to maintain a balance between personal and professional lives. More flexibility needed for teleworking.

    Advice to Management

    Consider new working arrangements when out of session. Is there really a particular need to have everybody in the office then if they have the ability to telework?


  7. "Sham"

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

    Pros

    Connections and the people are cool

    Cons

    Pay and hours and the culture is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Be better

  8. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Scheduler in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The average age is very young, it feels like a college campus in a lot of ways. Best way to learn how Capitol Hill works and make yourself valuable to future employers.

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay. All the offices work differently so it's hard to know what to expect going in.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff's hard work.


  9. "Not for those with a long career ahead of them"

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    Current Employee - CAO Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - CAO Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United States House of Representatives full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, and starting salary.

    Cons

    No room for advancement/career development, no opportunity for raises or promotions. Lack of utilizing the technology that is available - very old school principles that an employee must be physically accounted for in the office to be considered a productive, contributing member.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your staff, they are your greatest asset and knowledge base. By not allowing room to grow it forces us to leave employment to look for that elsewhere.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good baseline Experience"

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

    Pros

    Interact with a congressman, help constituents

    Cons

    Monotonous work, sea of interns


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