US Defense Intelligence Agency

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Keeping America safe one interview at a time. Good place to work.

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Current Employee - Special Agent/Polygraph Examiner in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Special Agent/Polygraph Examiner in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Defense Intelligence Agency full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Nice place to work with good people, good management, and helps keep everyone safe.

Cons

People do not understand the job, but think they do. They need to listen to examiner only.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to back up your people. Hard job at times.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok. Frontline management very poor.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I worked at US Defense Intelligence Agency

    Pros

    Getting a foot in the door in federal government. Job benefits. Interesting work. Occasional opportunities to travel. Great professional experience.

    Cons

    Absolutely untrained, unmotivated front line supervisors so busy managing up they forget to lead. Tendency to run lower level ragged or leaving them stagnant...no productive in between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have any advice for the management of the US Defense Intelligence Agency. Keep up the fight and we are all better for you being on the watch. Thanks.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Where hope goes to die

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

    I worked at US Defense Intelligence Agency

    Pros

    - Job security
    - Important mission and opportunities to have a positive impact on national issues
    - Subject matter can be very interesting

    Cons

    - A culture of mediocrity and crippling bureaucracy making having a positive impact nearly impossible
    - Starting salaries are barely living wages in the DC area, especially if you have student loans
    - Mid-level managers are counting down the days to retirement and would rather not be bothered
    - Training programs are a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to recreate what others parts of the US government are already doing (and doing better than you). Decide what your core competencies are and then actually invest in your people enough for them to do those competencies well.

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