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    Great people; great diversity of opportunities once you establish a network


    Expected frustrations within large bureaucracy; rigid hierarchy and processes

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    Find better ways to manage a dialogue with businesses outside of the U.S. government; look for greater diversity in the workforce

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    Imagery Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Saint Louis, MO).


    Phone screening: The conversation lasted about 20 minutes. The interviewer was blunt, very straightforward, and had little-to-no personality. I wasn't sure what to expect, but appreciated the brevity of the conversation. The interviewer seemed to appreciate the succinctness of my responses.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone screening: Expect to be asked about current world events, remote sensing, problem solving, the future of the GIS industry, and national security priorities.

      1 on 1 or panel interview: Expect to be asked your motivation for applying, your five-year career goals, what is your favorite book and why, basic problem solving scenarios (be sure to think aloud), and more questions about how GIS can help solve global security problems.
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    If you have a graduate degree in a sought after field, negotiate to enter employment as a Pay Band 3.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Great Places to Work in Washington, Washingtonian, 2009
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Headquarters Bethesda, MD
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1947
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

If you're lost, the NGA can probably get you where you need to go. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) roots run as deep as 1803 when Lewis and Clark were sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore and map the Louisiana Territory. Today, exploration and mapping is the responsibility of the agency. A Department of Defense combat support agency, the NGA merges imagery, maps, charts, and environmental data to produce "geospatial intelligence" to provide support for US national defense, homeland security, and safety of navigation. Its data is used to enable rapid... More

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