FBI Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Wonderful opportunity to make a difference is the life of at least one person (in 4 reviews)

  • Great Mission, great people, great work (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I wish there was more upward mobility for professional support employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours necessary for a job well done (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Intelligence Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FBI

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding
    Good benefits
    Stable
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Long hours
    They dictate where you live
    No telecommuting options


  2. Visual Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at FBI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good days work and fulfillment

    Cons

    A lot of security review


  3. For the most part, the experience was an enjoyable one.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Support Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Support Technician in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at FBI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will create numerouse relationships with people all throughout the usa. There are also many opportunities for travel and growth. There is also on the job training for all of the positions here.

    Cons

    There are situations where your supervisor may not be as knowledgeable as you would like or need them to be. Sometimes, it can actually hinder your work.

    Advice to Management

    It's easier to take supervision from someone who has been in your shoes and knows what your position fully entails. My advice would be to hire more supervisors who actully have experience performing the tasks they are supervising.


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  5. Unit Chief

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Chief in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Unit Chief in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FBI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Greatest place to make a difference

    Cons

    Commuting distance is long and difficult.


  6. 15 years +

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MAPA
    Current Employee - MAPA

    I have been working at FBI (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security
    Interesting work.
    Smart people.
    Ability to move around to different programs and projects.

    Cons

    Easy to become complacent.
    Large agency, easy to get lost in.


  7. FBI SPECIAL AGENT

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Boston, MA

    I have been working at FBI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging. Rewarding. Commitment to service

    Cons

    Dealing with the negative media


  8. Linguist Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Linguist Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Linguist Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at FBI

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Place to work for.

    Cons

    New Lower management is not mature enough to benefit from the best of talents of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Watch the inexperienced


  9. FBI

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FBI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best equipment and training offered by any law enforcement agency. Upward mobility if willing to relocate. Get to travel the world and see interesting things.

    Cons

    Duty stations are often not the most desirable. Many long nights and weekends away form fiends and family. Assignments can be very dangerous at times.


  10. Government employment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FBI

    Pros

    Stability and flexible work environment. Coworkers who are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our nation. Experience may vary based on your location.

    Cons

    Top heavy management. Those who do more work seem to be paid less, though this is a product of the promotional system in civil service.


  11. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FBI

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Interesting work. Variety of programs and subject matters under which to work.

    Cons

    Self-interested management (there are good managers out there too).



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