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CIA Acting Director Michael J. Morell
Michael J. Morell
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    Former Employee - Finance Officer
    Former Employee - Finance Officer

    I worked at CIA full-time (more than 10 years)


    Chance to do meaningful work. A wide variety of jobs. Good benefits. Travel opportunities. Opportunity to be involved with high impact projects.


    Living in the DC area can be tough (long commutes). The Agency is becoming more and more like the other bureaucratic agencies.

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    Stay focused on mission, and not on being popular with the public.

    Neutral Outlook
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CIA Interviews

Updated Jan 13, 2015
Updated Jan 13, 2015

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    Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at CIA.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for an internship, was contacted several months later to set up a phone interview. Phone interview was very basic "get to know you" questions.
    Once I passed that, I was contacted once again to set up an in-person interview. The interview was conducted at a hotel in Los Angeles. The interview was a one-on-one which lasted several hours with the interviewer asking really in-depth questions.
    Was contacted several months later and flown out to VA for yet another interview and screening. This consisted of an online series of questions and essays, as well as a mental health screening. I was told if I passed that I would be brought in for a polygraph and further screening.

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    Difficult Interview

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Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies,, 2012
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Special ops is nothing special for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The CIA is tasked with collecting, evaluating, and disseminating foreign intelligence to the President and senior US policymakers to assist them in making decisions relating to national security. The CIA may also engage in covert actions at the direction of the President and in accordance with applicable law. Part of the US Intelligence Community, which includes the FBI , the National Security Agency, Homeland Security, and number of other federal entities, the director of the CIA reports to the... More

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