National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    NGA is still finding it's corporate culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, especially data manipulation/information extraction. Nice building, nice campus.

    Cons

    Lots of chasing the latest buzzwords rather than a well focused, coherent strategy. Horrible parking situation due to Congressional mandate for new Fed buildings to only have 60% of expected population-parking spaces (to force carpooling, public transportation, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing by the latest trends. Decide on the overall objectives/focus and plan for that.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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    Current Employee - Deputy Director for Applictions Solutions  in  Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Deputy Director for Applictions Solutions in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The aim of this agency is to support the warfighter.

    Cons

    I didn't have enough time on the job due to medical issues.

  3.  

    Great work environment with a great mission

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    Current Employee - Geospatial Analyst
    Current Employee - Geospatial Analyst

    I have been working at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency full-time

    Pros

    -From my experience working here has been great. I love the mission in supporting boots on the ground as well as providing valuable information to policy makers.
    -Great work-life that includes 3 hours of gym time per week and creating a flex schedule.
    -Many opportunities to grow and move around horizontally to try new subjects or fields.
    -Lots of training opportunities within the agency and outside, including tuition assistance in some cases.
    -Pay is competitive

    Cons

    -Not too many opportunities with upward mobility.
    -Some times you will have to pull 24/7 duty
    -I have seen some great supervisors but i have also seen some bad ones
    -sometimes outdated on technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on bringing in technological advances using the latest and greatest resources out there. Sometimes it feels very stove piped. Also, the work environment is great but sometimes people get too comfortable and sometimes feel like they can just ride out the day without doing much work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    GEOINT Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

    Pros

    Training, stability and timeoff. Great agency and it has found its own identity in the Intelligence Community (IC).

    Cons

    Stagnant and promotions take too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees all the tools and resources to let them be successful. Groom more folks for management instead on a few for better succession planning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent experience with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Highly Recommend

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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor  in  Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Springfield, VA

    I worked at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to work; outstanding mission, leader and innovator in the Intelligence Community, dedicated employees, good benefits, excellent work-life balance, convenient location, beautiful and practical building, excellent opportunities

    Cons

    Inadequate management of lower-performing personnel; seniors tend to support themselves and each other, even if they are wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use 360 degree performance appraisal; take swift and firm action in dealing with sub-par performers; reward the high performers heavily rather than spreading bonuses around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Has been a great place for me!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

    Pros

    Great opportunities and great mission!

    Cons

    Can be plagued with government inefficiencies

    Recommends
  8.  

    This agency has an important mission that is undervalued.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Springfield, VA

    I worked at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mission, contribution to the IC

    Cons

    Some of the Program Management Offices and Acquisition departments are a bit disfunctional. Takes a while to get things done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad for the Government

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours - they allow hours with a wide range or start time and stop time - once you 8.5 is done.

    Cons

    The parking is not bad and the food cafe is very pricey and the choices are not the best

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    3 Years Imagery Analyst Intelligence Officer

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    Former Employee - Imagery Analyst
    Former Employee - Imagery Analyst

    I worked at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to start career in the intelligence community. Unique mission and a great deal of responsibility for entry level analysts. You have the ability to control your own career and can move around a lot while making a great salary.

    Cons

    Toxic work enviornment especially amongst senior analysts and managers. Worked with a lot of cynical people. Felt that management did not communicate well with employees or provide proper career development for future growth. Not a place for extroverts. Left after three years for a reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication with entry level employees and provide them with proper tools to enhance career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  11.  

    I enjoyed working for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency very much, and would recommend working there to all.

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    Former Employee - Imagery Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Imagery Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is a government agency with all the benefits or working for the government.

    Cons

    Upper management does micro-manage too much. They should have more faith in the analysis of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your employees and stop micro-managing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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