Working at U.S. Department of State: Company Overview and Reviews

U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
4.2
1067 reviews
U.S. Department of State Ratings
4.2
Average rating of 1067 reviews on Indeed
3.9Work-Life Balance
4.0Pay & Benefits
3.8Job Security & Advancement
3.7Management
3.8Culture
Headquarters
Washington, DC
Employees
5,001 to 10,000
Revenue
Unknown
Industry
Government

Popular jobs at U.S. Department of State

 Average SalarySalary Range
Political Affairs Officer
241 salaries reported
$124,121
per year
$56,000-$211,000
Student Intern
65 salaries reported
$46,011
per year
$19,000-$80,000
Program Analyst
142 salaries reported
$112,410
per year
$44,000-$202,000
Information Technology Specialist
102 salaries reported
$121,956
per year
$58,000-$202,000
Human Resources Specialist
98 salaries reported
$107,702
per year
$41,000-$194,000
Salary Satisfaction
76%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 959 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

U.S. Department of State Reviews

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Overall Reviews at U.S. Department of State

4.0
English As A Second Language Teacher | Washington, DC | Oct 16, 2019
Limited Experience with Contracts
Just fine, as far as I could tell within the limited capacity I served the organization. Excellent job for people interested in public service. Every year is a little different.
4.0
Executive Assistant | Washington, DC | Dec 23, 2019
Its productive
If I were government I'd like it better. Some government employees treat contractors bad or less than. This thing is making me type 150 characters I don't have that much to say.
4.0
Senior Consultant | Washington, DC | Mar 28, 2020
Good Opportunties
Chance to learn new technologies. Good software technology. No good restaurants nearby for lunch. Multiple software technology vendors. Too many meetings.
1.0
Pilot | United States | May 5, 2020
Extremely political
I worked at the agency, specifically with the International Narcotics Law Enforcement Bureau Aviation Office as a military advisor under the Participating Agency Support Agreement (1995-1998) and later on as a Personal Services Contractor (1999-2002) for a total of six years. The work is a combination of office /contract oversight but be prepared to deploy overseas on short notice and work under austere conditions at times. Yes, it is a great mission and still is today. I wish you well, if you decide to apply for a job and get selected to work there with that particular team. I must tell you that things have not changed much even after you read this old review and think that what I wrote still applies today. The hardest part of the job is having to deal with US Department regional and foreign policies, global events changes, and internal office protocols. The job demands extreme flexibility and adaptability. It felt rewarding at times when you see the short term results of your efforts and dedication while working with diverse cultures, but it can be frustrating because of many other reasons.
5.0
Security Officer | Washington, DC | Oct 5, 2019
I have a very responsible job you have to be alert at all times.
We menly deals with access control for all visitors trying to get access to department of state.and we the law enforcement for the department. We screen all the visiter we respond to all alarm system in the department.
1.0
Security Forces | Washington, DC | Feb 28, 2021
Avoid it
Security at the State Department is the worse security that I have ever done! Long hours and the worst upper management that I have ever encountered. There is a culture of favoritism and nepotism throughout the organization. It is virtually impossible to plan for medical appointments or anything that needs to be taken care of on personal time. Officers are usually unwillingly held for up to an additional 8 hours. Security clearances are lost or need to be resubmitted regularly due to either mismanagement or neglect.
ProsSalary is decent although it is well earned through prolonged standing
ConsManagement, scheduling, cultural environment
3.0
Human Resources Intern | United States | Feb 12, 2021
Great place to work
Overall a great place to work, great coworkers and my outputs are greatly considered. I worked on various programs including working with the HR team reaching out to minority groups, veterans etc. I learnt alot.
5.0
Technical Support Engineer | Washington, DC | Jun 6, 2020
Decline
Can not give a fair and complete evaluation, because I was a contractor at the US Department of State and not an actual employee of the Department of State.
3.0
Comptroller | Charleston, SC | Oct 7, 2019
Mission Driven
DOS CGFS is mission driven. It would help with the morale if they also invested in Human Capital balance. The flexibility of work life balance should be entertained and acknowledge more.
ProsMission driven
ConsNot Human Capital focused
5.0
Petty Officer | Rosslyn, VA | Dec 10, 2019
Excellent work place
As a transitioning service member, I have found DoS to be a great place to work and would recommend it to anyone interested in a globe-trotting lifestyle combined with unique challenges.

Questions And Answers about U.S. Department of State

What are the minimum educational requirements to work for the state department. Currently I am working on my associates degree I wonder if choosing a particular major will be more useful than any major of my choice.
Asked Mar 2, 2017
Licenciature
Answered Mar 19, 2019
Strong College Back Ground Being very initiative minded. Showing support and talents in areas of operations
Answered Nov 9, 2017
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at U.S. Department of State? What are the steps along the way?
Asked Aug 10, 2016
Can take 6 months to 1 year or more. Security clearance required which can add time to the hiring process.
Answered Jan 4, 2018
Steps are different for different positions
Answered Dec 2, 2017
What is the interview process like at U.S. Department of State?
Asked Aug 10, 2016
Pretty straightforward panel interview
Answered Sep 28, 2019
My interview was for the Student Trainee (Passport) Pathways Internship program in Seattle, WA. My initial interview was mostly a behavioral style interview; asking questions regarding certain situations I may have been in customer service.
Answered Apr 26, 2018
How long does it usually take before a person hear back with their background check? And actually start the position?
Asked Aug 5, 2016
6 to 12 months
Answered Dec 6, 2017
It depends
Answered Nov 6, 2017
How did you get your first interview at U.S. Department of State?
Asked Jul 6, 2016
School Counselor
Answered Mar 20, 2019
They got in touch with me from putting information about grand mother in the state department for help taking care of her.
Answered Sep 24, 2017