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Stable interesting and Doable

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Former Employee - Analyst Student Trainee (Intern)  in  Birmingham, AL
Former Employee - Analyst Student Trainee (Intern) in Birmingham, AL

I worked at CIA as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

I enjoyed having this on my facebook profile as a filler, No actual employment took place.

Cons

Lack of growth, Hard to get promotion, No performance based incentives.

Doesn't Recommend
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    You can learn a lot about different computer systems

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CIA

    Pros

    Sometimes you can travel and network with other people.

    Cons

    The challenges of downsizing can be an eye opener.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not forget about the dedicated employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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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

    I worked at CIA full-time for more than 10 years

    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
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