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Stressful Environment of Office of Budget Analysis

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Former Employee - Office Assistant in Washington, DC (US)
Former Employee - Office Assistant in Washington, DC (US)

I worked at Peace Corps as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

-Work with lots of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are passionate about their experiences, and always have a good story to tell.
-Some cool special events and guest speakers from local and international government officials.

Cons

-Extremely stressful government position dealing with possible furloughs and constantly shrinking budget
-Stale environment on financial floor

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Other offices seem to have a lot more fun, but in OBA it was extremely boring, uninteresting and stressful.

Doesn't Recommend
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    "Life-changing experience. Highly recommended for those with interest"

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    Former Employee - Protected Areas Management Volunteer
    Former Employee - Protected Areas Management Volunteer

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Deeper understanding of what normal life is in other countries than you can get in any development job
    Language training and exposure
    Great colleagues
    Peace Corps organized second year volunteers to be emotional support contacts for first years

    Cons

    No structure--everything depends on what the community wants to do, so sometimes you don't do much at all
    Technical training is only moderately useful
    Somewhat bureaucratic country office
    Isolation (for some placements)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More project management training would be very beneficial.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lots of opportunities and challenges

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Mokolo, Far North (Cameroon)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Mokolo, Far North (Cameroon)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Both personally and professionally challenging, lots of opportunities for growth, a real learning experience, significant leadership responsibilities, personally rewarding, develop strong personal relationships and lifelong friends

    Cons

    Limited resources and support, some annoying bureaucratic regulations, a lot of luck with regard to posting (country, city, local counterpart and/or supporting organization)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many, but not all, APDC's seem to lack strong management skills and the ability to effectively prioritize PC goals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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