U.S. Department of State
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About the company

  • CEO
    Antony Blinken
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    Hidden by employer
  • Industry
    National Agencies
  • Headquarters
    Washington, DC
  • Link
    U.S. Department of State website
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Deputy Chief, Mail Ground and Transportation in Sterling, VA
on November 11, 2018
Completely enjoy serving my country and being a mentor to young men and women who are also seeking to serve their country. Work days are filled with rewarding challenges; opportunity to break paradigms and institute new processes using new technologies. The DoS has a culture of commitment to teamwork and positively representing America to the world. The most difficult part of the job is ensuring products get to the end user in minimal time. The most enjoyable part is working with other and exceeding customer's expectations.
Senior Passport Specialist in Washington, DC
on September 21, 2022
If you read a lot and are a fast reader, this job will be easy. Most of the job is comparing personal documents against what is in the computer and the application submitted. You also need a good memory because you must know a lot of rules and laws.
Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC
on September 20, 2022
It does not have a inclusive culture. Advancements and assignments are based on who you know and they know you. It is not based on merit and hard work. Everyone is for themselves.
Sr. Business Analyst in Washington, DC
on September 14, 2022
It's been a great contract at DoS. I've had quite the experience working with my IS Team and Management. Fun project and I feel good about what I've accomplished with my Team while at State.
Administrative Assistant in Muskogee, OK
on September 5, 2022
Good job. Pay is decent. Be prepared for anything especially overtime. Training is hands-on. People are fairly nice. High turnover rate. Growth is expected. Full benefits. Clean work environment.

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Questioned focused on work experience and managerial philosophies.

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