Overall Reviews at U.S. Department of State
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.
Executive Assistant | Washington, DC | Dec 23, 2019
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.
Senior Consultant | Washington, DC | Mar 28, 2020
Chance to learn new technologies.
Good software technology.
No good restaurants nearby for lunch.
Multiple software technology vendors.
Too many meetings.
Pilot | United States | May 5, 2020
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.
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.
Security Forces | Washington, DC | Feb 28, 2021
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
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.
Technical Support Engineer | Washington, DC | Jun 6, 2020
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.
Comptroller | Charleston, SC | Oct 7, 2019
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.
ConsNot Human Capital focused
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.