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"Stressful Environment of Office of Budget Analysis"

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Former Intern - Office Assistant in Washington, DC (US)
Former Intern - Office Assistant in Washington, DC (US)
Doesn't Recommend
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No opinion of CEO

I worked at Peace Corps as an intern (Less than a 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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "The toughest job you'll ever love"

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Recommends

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tremendous potential for personal and professional growth. There can be a lot of flexibility in the projects you are able to engage in during your service. NCE status for one year after you finish your service. International, cross-cultural, and language immersion experience, as well as the potential for leadership/capacity building/teaching experience.

    Cons

    The Peace Corps benefits innovative thinkers and self-starters most. Due to the diversity of each country/region/town placement, there is no blanket training that the country offices are able to provide that fully prepare you for a specific job or task. It is not a guarantee to be able to walk away from your volunteer experience with a lot of deliverables or concrete impact analysis.


  2. "A Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Sokodé (Togo)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Sokodé (Togo)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a new language; get crazy stories; great cross-cultural sharing; challenging and rewarding work; great learning experience.

    Cons

    Being away from friends, family; very unstructured (although many would consider that a pro); health can suffer if you don't take care of yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on improving institutional memory. Give PCVs the freedom to do what they do best. Focus on capacity building.


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