Occasionally interesting work but awful pay and management, very political.
Vice Consul (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – 14 January 2017
A very hierarchical organization. Most colleagues are there to do the least amount of work they can. Poor work culture, highly political.
The work can be exciting and interesting. Generally, poor managers but there can be exceptions.
Pay for junior staff is poor, even in high-cost locations. Very dangerous set-up with the IRS that can severely damage U.S. individuals, the Brits won't defend your interests.
Foreign Office diplomats can be very interesting but self-serving. Not good business people or business analysts.
Fairly secure job security rating, but most don't stay very long.
International trade & relations. Ability to meet people.
Poor management, driven by volatile political demands. Low pay, tax/IRS liability.