United States Department of State

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Lady Diplomat

Foreign Service Officer

Its not perfect, but the Foreign Service generally recognizes hard work and intelligence. While there will always be some who won't overcome their own biases, I think overall the work is great and I'm recognized for my contributions. Some bureaus are better than others, but the ones I've worked in have been positive experiences. I came from another agency prior to the FS and had a much different experience -- lots of entrenched bias and a view that women were all support staff. Again, not from everyone, but the attitudes were allowed to be expressed openly and were palpable.

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Lady anon1018

Foreign Service Officer

As you become more senior, be prepared to be the only woman in a room of 10-20 men. Be prepared to witness your male colleagues being praised for simultaneously juggling parenting and work, especially when adversity hits (like a child sick day or a pregnant spouse) but don't expect your male colleagues to recognize your efforts to manage workplace and home commitments.

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This was a wonderful place to intern and learn from other successful women.

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The new administration is showing contempt for State Department employees, and rumors of significant staff cuts are swirling.


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How do women feel about working at United States Department of State? 26% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 53% would recommend United States Department of State to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.5 out of 5. What are the benefits at United States Department of State? United States Department of State offers 3 weeks of paid maternity leave, 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by United States Department of State employees.

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