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United States House of Representatives Reviews

Updated December 9, 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. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time

    Pros

    Great work experience full of opportunity.

    Cons

    Internship is not paid making it difficult to sustain way of life.


  2. "Experience Feedback"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time

    Pros

    Central to Downtown, perks of being a Federal employee

    Cons

    Horrible communication with Directors, not a team environment, unethical and untrusting co-workers, no opportunities to move up within

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job with communication

  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. Helpful (1)

    "Thankless, but Important"

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    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot on the Hill, about policy, government, and the legislative process. Many smart, connected people work there. In the end, it is important work that affects people's lives.

    Cons

    For the amount of work required of you, very little actually gets accomplished and someone is always letting you know you're doing a bad job. You will likely become pretty jaded. Unless you get a senior position, the pay is not commensurate with the work. For better or worse, your experience is highly dependent on the Member or Committee you work for.


  5. "Staff assistant"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    On the front lines of Congress. If you're a nerd, it's an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    Unpredictable schedules and at rare moments, job security.


  6. "Exciting work, poor pay"

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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

    Exciting work, meet new people, center of power

    Cons

    Poor pay, no raises, competitive, long hours


  7. "Senior Field Representative"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and diverse work. Many learning and networking opportunities. Making a positive impact in the community.

    Cons

    Long hours, work weekends, ambiguous job needs at times.

    Advice to Management

    Periodic vision and strategy meetings with mid-level employees can help give employees better sense of purpose.

  8. "Field Representatives"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (retirement, school loans, medical/dental), great access to wide network and an opportunity to offer real help to people.

    Cons

    Low cash payout (after taxes), long hours, disciplined


  9. "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


  10. "Great exposure but hard to make a difference."

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    Current Employee - Legislative Correspondent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legislative Correspondent in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to meet with subject matter experts regarding a variety of topics and pressing legislative issues.

    Cons

    Partisanship from many offices. A lot of work for little pay.


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