CIA
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www.cia.gov Washington, DC

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Somewhat rewarding

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CIA full-time

ProsTravel, training,opportunity to see intelligence work from the inside

ConsLimited opportunities for advancement for minorities, discrimination in recruitment, playing politics in order to get the cushy assignments,

Advice to Senior ManagementMany employees are not performing to standards yet they are appointed team leads and supervisors. Higher level employees abuse their government credit cards and they get to keep their jobs while the lower level employees are forced to resigned instead of being offered financial counseling and being put on a repayment plan through payroll deduction. Its idiotic that you spend thousands of dollars to clear these employees yet instead of working with them you boot them out the door but keep your higher level employees who are not the ones actually doing the work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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weird otherworld

Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at CIA full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: great opportunities for travel; smart people Cons: Everyone is overly suspicous about everything and everyone--even coworkers, friends and family. Disturbing. By the same token, very incestuous. … Advice to Senior Management: Managers need more training, especially former Analysts who are not… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Positive working environment.

Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee)
McLean, VA

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


Pros: Stable pay, easily the most fascinating work content in the world, proximity to… Cons: Restrictive information environment, clear hierarchy of professional promotion and advancement, limited exposure to relevant extra-professional opportunities, due to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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