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Wonderful, if you like strange bedfellows

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at CIA full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great skim of money possibilities.

Cons

Narcotics trafficking....Hidden agendas, restrictive management

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    weird otherworld

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

    I worked at CIA full-time (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. encouraged to marry each other and bring in family members. Too much religious references in the work place, which is totally inappropriate.

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    Managers need more training, especially former Analysts who are not extroverts, nor are they naturally good working with people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Positive working environment.

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in McLean, VA

    I have been working at CIA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stable pay, easily the most fascinating work content in the world, proximity to key decision-makers, relevance to substantive academic/extra-professional interests, emphasis on training and professional development.

    Cons

    Restrictive information environment, clear hierarchy of professional promotion and advancement, limited exposure to relevant extra-professional opportunities, due to security restrictions. Additionally, up-front expectation of long-term career commitment limits exposure/motivation to pursue professional opportunities in distinct sectors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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