"Please give great consideration to what aspects of your everyday life are important to you before working for the Department. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
Are women & men treated equally?
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
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
Level of Flexibility
"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:
Did you take Maternity leave?
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?