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
"This was a wonderful place to intern and learn from other successful women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Intern,
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It's a bureacracy, which means you are going to be burdened running your work past a lot of "stakeholders" with "equities" in your "initiatives." Good ideas often get flattened in the process of review by committee. But there are some good offices and good projects."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Foreign Service Officer,
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"Pay scales are good, and there are opportunities to shine. But senior management is still overwhelmingly white male. And the culture as a whole is risk-averse and heavily invested in process over results."
Anonymous Review Image
"Things are pretty equitable in terms of opportunities if you are not pregnant, but maternity leave and lactation time are the absolute pits. I have not had kids and seeing other peoples' experiences makes me think twice about sticking with this job."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"There is still an entrenched old boys network, however, things are changing, albeit ever so slowly."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"I would be honest in sharing the bad parts of the job."
Anonymous Review Image
"Do not be afraid of "being that woman" who calls out inappropriate behavior or blatant sexism. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
, Diplomatic Security
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"The benefits - free housing overseas, relative job security, meaningful work in interesting places, a pension after twenty years of service - are solid. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing United States Department of State can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend United States Department of State to other women?
"The constant moves are hard on relationships."
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