CIA
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Updated Apr 10, 2014

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CIA Acting Director Michael J. Morell

Michael J. Morell

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It is a special place, with a critical mission.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CIA

ProsExcellent colleagues, extensive opportunities, opportunities to address exciting issues.

ConsBureaucracies can be frustrating. Seniority takes too much precedence over performance

Advice to Senior ManagementLimit the tasks, state focused on the basic mission.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work in IT if you don't mind being underpaid.

IT Professional (Current Employee)

I have been working at CIA

Pros- The mission and impact on real events can't be beaten.
- In general, the workforce is among the most dedicated I've ever seen.
- Overseas opportunities.
- Work/life balance

ConsIt's in the Federal Government, so you have all the same cons:
- Bad senior management, severe lack of leadership
- Poor performers shuffled around and not fired.
- Lack of pay equality to private sector professionals doing the same job
- Over-reliance on contractors at the expense of caring about staff in technology fields
- Odds of promotion from GS-15 to the executive levels are extremely remote. The executive managers get big bonuses each year while the rest of us on the GS scale get nothing.

Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate the horrible promotion system and let managers who directly manage the people determine who gets promoted.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of opportunity to prove yourself and beneficial training

Contracts Officer (Current Employee)

I have been working at CIA

ProsThe sky is the limit here, you can do so much and they encourage you to become a well rounded employee.

ConsSometimes managements expectations of you are not always clear. You have to actively pursue clear expectations in order to make sure you meet then and put yourself in the best position for promotion.

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways be open to employee suggestions and feedback.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at CIA

Pros-prestige
-security clearance
-making a difference in the world

Cons-low salary
-can't talk about work much

Advice to Senior Managementno comment

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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