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United States House of Representatives Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Pros
  • This is an extremely valuable internship that you will learn a lot from (in 26 reviews)

  • Lots of substantive research opportunities (committee especially ), minimum admin stuff (but you are an intern) great networking opportunities (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Expect long hours when congress is in session for little compensation (in 109 reviews)

  • Hours can be insane, leading to poor work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "It's what you make of it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legislative Assistant/Legislative Correspondent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Legislative Assistant/Legislative Correspondent in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your boss, you can gain a lot of experience in policy. There is also a lot of room for growth if you move to different offices. Navigate that carefully though because loyalty is really big on the Hill.

    Cons

    You work on behalf of your member, so even if you don't necessarily agree with where your Member stands on a certain issue, what he/she says on the matter is what you have to advocate for.

    Pay can also be a downside. Until you get to a certain level, the salary won't match the cost of living in the area.


  2. "Clerk"

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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

    working for the people.

    Cons

    wish you could get paid more.

  3. "Excellent entry level experience"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative
    Current Employee - Field Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits
    meet lots of interesting people
    challenging work

    Cons

    Difficult constituents and low pay


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot, always exciting

    Cons

    Long hours, not much pay


  5. "Legislative Counsel"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at United States House of Representatives full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic and can have flexible hours and casual dress code when not in session.

    Cons

    Long hours when Congress is in session.


  6. "US House"

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

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

    Pros

    Great interaction with people all across America.

    Cons

    Management in offices can be lacking and needs more formal structure.

    Advice to Management

    Help people out more, don't just bring good people in, but help mentor them.


  7. "US House of Representatives"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning opportunities and room for professional growth

    Cons

    Relatively low pay unless you are in senior positions

  8. "House of Representatives Staffer Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant

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

    Pros

    Exciting and interesting environment. If you work for a good Member and with good staff, it will likely be an overall positive work experience. There's also the opportunity to move up quickly on the House side.

    Cons

    The entry level positions mainly consist of the "grunt work." Not very high pay. Depending on which office you work in, can be a cutthroat environment.


  9. "A Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a great deal about policy and contribute.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough. Definitely not an environment for the faint of heart


  10. "Generic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High pace, long hours, fulfilling work

    Cons

    high pace long hours, tough environment


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