US Defense Intelligence Agency

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Federally secured job, could be worse.

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Current Employee - Chief, Exercise Branch  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Chief, Exercise Branch in Washington, DC

Pros

Federal job security in a minimally demanding environment.

Cons

Competition among senior leadership and an overall protectionist attitude towards individual projects, interests, and business areas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too many seniors (Band 5, GG15, SES). No room to grow tomorrows leaders and professionals.

Other reviews for US Defense Intelligence Agency

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    Could be a good place to work, depending on what section you are in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intellience Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intellience Analyst in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Travel, benefits, working with personnel from all branches of the service. Supporting active duty personnel that are in theater. depending on what directorate you are in you can be promoted pretty quick.

    Cons

    Poor management, nepotism, hiring only friends that are inept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire personnel based on skill sets, not who they know.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Best Agency to work for in DOD

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pros for the Excellent Benefits, more than other agencies. FERS is 1.7 overseas and overseas gets DC locality pay along with LQA and per Diem, and you get 15 days home leave per year opposed to 5 days for the others (AF and Army for example). Opportunities to go overseas for short tours available. Opportunities for further your education BS and MS programs.

    Cons

    Can only speak about the IT side, very top heavy with conflicting and changing leadership. Many jobs limited in focus, you work your one piece and that is all, too may people worried about stepping on others toes. Too many projects started then dumped. Too many Contractors, being used for long term continuity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the basics, stabilize what you have and stop adding more until needed. Latest gadget might not be needed. empower leaders to make decisions, contractors should be only used for short term jobs where they hand over to Military and Civilians.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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