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United States Department of State

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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"Old school male-dominated state department politics still lurking, especially in the foreign service where it’s mainly male diplomats and trailing spouses. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
Human Resources
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Please give great consideration to what aspects of your everyday life are important to you before working for the Department. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Foreign Service Officer
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
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5
"In my experience, there is more flexibility for families than for single women in particular. It's very difficult for women to date within the Department of State because men tend to find spouses in various countries instead of among their peers. While the diversity is not a bad thing, it simply limits the social abilities of single women severely. Additionally, leave times, work hours, and commissary hours, in some countries, limit the ability to do everyday tasks for single women. Single women are encouraged to take leave at different times than families, who ask for the major holidays and summers off."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Be careful and document everything. Understand that this is like high school and gossip determines your career."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
International
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"You still need a thick skin, but there are great opportunities to do great work. Moving often can be difficult for relationships, but that's true for men and women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Division Chief
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"We've improved a great deal over the past three decades, but still have far to go. One of the best things is the degree of independence given to most employees early in their careers."
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
4 Weeks Paid | 32 Weeks Unpaid
"We only get paid sick leave or annual leave, not "maternity" leave. I was able to take considerable time though with some flexible accommodation of leave without pay."
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Don't take this job if you want both a family and respect"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"federal government does not have maternity leave"
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Be prepared if you work with Diplomatic Security to be surrounded by men."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"Yes"

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