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CIA Acting Director Michael J. Morell
Michael J. Morell
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    Great intership experience at the CIA with a lot of other interns who were very interesting (like myself)

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    Current Employee - Invoice Auditor
    Current Employee - Invoice Auditor

    I have been working at CIA full-time for less than a year


    Great benefits and people who are interesting. Opportunities to travel and use your second language.


    Bureaucratic maze with a language of their own. They don't see innovation and out of the box thinking as necessarily a good thing.

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    Lighten up and smell the roses

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

CIA Interviews

Updated Aug 10, 2014
Updated Aug 10, 2014

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    National Clandestine Service Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at CIA.

    Interview Details

    As expected, the process was long and vague. The interviews were conducted by a HR rep not connected to the NCS. The interview was very probing and it felt as if its goal was to put you out of your comfort zone.

    Interview Questions
    • How does your proudest accomplishment negatively affect your personality and lifestyle?   Answer Question
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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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