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3 people found this helpful  

Excellent experience, great career, great mission, superb opportunity to serve the nation.

Deputy Group Director (Former Employee) Washington, DC

ProsMeaningful mission.
Rewards if one works hard, does well, and is a little lucky.
Meeting phenomenal people who put mission and country before self and money.

ConsPoor management at senior levels is not recognized and corrected.
Constant reorganization and movement of people.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the work force - ask questions of the work force.

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    5 people found this helpful  

    good for tenure, opportunities to move around, flex schedule; not great with advancement or longterm work-life balance

    Analyst (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    I have been working at CIA


    Pros: challenging, interesting, motivating work with chances to transfer internally over a career to try whatever you're interested in. lots of enthusiastic young people make for… Cons: Hiring overload of the past decade means lots of talented young people fighting for management recognition to gain promotion to higher grades, limited number of… Advice to Senior Management: More consistent recognition of staff's efforts, knowledge building, an long-term goals would help make them feel… More
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    8 people found this helpful  

    Behind the Times and Slow to Catch Up

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    I have been working at CIA


    Pros: --Job security, especially in an uncertain economy --Great benefits, including pension with employer contributions --Good work/life balance --Opportunities to do… Cons: --Mediocre and unprofessional management --Bureaucratic mindset among analysts and managers --Obsession with "chasing the news" and little focus on real analysis --Satisfied with mediocre written products --Closed-minded… Advice to Senior Management: --Stop rewarding and promoting managers who only care about looking good to their seniors and reward and promote managers who strive to develop their analysts --Train… More
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