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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 for 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 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 for more than a 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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    Community Development Volunteer

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer  in  Veles (Republic of Macedonia)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Veles (Republic of Macedonia)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, not employee, and it was great. If you have ever thought about joining I would wholeheartedly recommend it. You have enough autonomy to work on projects that interest you but are given a base to build from by Peace Corps.

    Cons

    27 months is a long time commitment but in the end it is worth it and I think that it takes that long to really hit your stride.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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