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Great sense of mission, with some neat opportunities available, but bureaucracy is a drag.

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Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC

I worked at CIA

Pros

Stable job. Great sense of mission. Get to know some cool stuff. Some great opportunities to do exciting things. Stable salary increases with annual COLA.

Cons

Giant bureaucracy. Bad middle management. Career sometimes driven by external events (world affairs). Can miss opportunities to do cool stuff because of bureaucratic obstacles.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote people and dispense opportunities more on merit rather than time served to improve morale.

Other Reviews for CIA

  1.  

    only one problem i ran into involving g h w bush

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CIA

    Pros

    i finally feel that i am amongst my peers

    Cons

    not enough face to face time with real human beings only this lousy computer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i started out as a seaman recruit and am now a rear admiral lower half so never ever overlook and be prejudgemental

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too demanding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CIA as an intern

    Pros

    Prestigious I guess, but not glam

    Cons

    Too little pay, too much demand to change lifestyle

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    No opinion of CEO
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