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Are you ready for an adventure?

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Former Employee - Director/R&D  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Director/R&D in Washington, DC

Pros

Greatest place on the planet to work. The Agency is a family of the cream of the crop. Totally professional organization with a "get the job done" attitude. AND, total job satisfaction. If you want a career where your job means something other that going from paycheck to paycheck, this is the place.

Cons

Very administrative (processes and procedures). Sometimes the Admin people think they are Business Management instead of Operations support. The charter is to gather Intelligence in a changing world, NOT create roadblocks.
You will not get rich working for the Government, but at least you'll have a steady, stable and good paying career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Given today's global environment, consider rehiring some of the "cold war" officers which were put to pasture when Clinton downsized the Agency by 2/3 in the late 90's. Perhaps hiring them as Independent Contractors or Contract Employees? They could fill some of the hard to fill overseas posts as well.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great career

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Integration Officer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Support Integration Officer in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Mission impact, international travel, opportunities to make history and provide policy makers critical intelligence to make informed decisions to protect the citizens of the United States

    Cons

    Restrictions on certain things, lots of regulations and bureaucracy that can restrict some creativity, work balance issues and unaccompanied assignments to dangerous areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great stepping stone, not good for long-term

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

    Pros

    Great people, great learning experience, exposure to different aspects of this world is very enlightening. The agency promotes training which is great.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, salary does not match duties and performance, hard to get past the red tape to take advantage of the different opportunities. Management lacks consistency is the guidance they give personnel on career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure how promotion panels are conducted, utilize individuals' talents, acknowledge and compensate personnel for their hard work, innovative ideas and contribution to the mission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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