U.S. Department of State Careers and Employment
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- CEOAntony J. Blinken
- Company size5,001 to 10,000
- IndustryGovernment & Public Administration
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Employees at U.S. Department of State have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.
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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.
Deputy Chief, Mail Ground and Transportation in Sterling, VA
on November 11, 2018
I enjoy my career at State. Very interesting colleagues and experiences. The ability to travel is a huge plus. I have seen so much of the world I would not see otherwise.
Background Investigator in District of Columbia
on September 13, 2021
A precious few hires at the State Department actually become diplomats and do good work. For most, however, being hired is an entrée to a government job. Supervisors spend an inordinate amount of time trying to dream up problems that they can pretend to solve, thus putting themselves in line for their next post. I enjoyed living and traveling abroad. The accommodations and benefits were fine. But the management was self-serving and arbitrary, and the work itself was largely mundane.
Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC; several posts abroad
on September 8, 2021
The people are great and very helpful with my new job. The mission will change or a regular basis, but you are very well informed about the day to day operations.
Property Management Specialist I in Springfield, VA
on September 3, 2021
I really enjoyed working for DOS, jobs available at all levels, mixture of different cultures, learning and development opportunities. Pay is not the best but you get the experience
Criminal Fraud Investigator in Mexico, MO
on September 2, 2021
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They asked about my program management experience and situational questions
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Questioned focused on work experience and managerial philosophies.
Shared on November 11, 2018
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- articleWhat’s it like working at U.S. Department of State?Published on May 24, 2021
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