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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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    A Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer  in  Sokodé (Togo)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Sokodé (Togo)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    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 for more than a 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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