National Reconnaissance Office

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    Outstanding. A remarkable, impressive place to work on programs of dire national importance.

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    Current Employee - Division Director in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Division Director in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at National Reconnaissance Office

    Pros

    Outstanding colleagues with a stunning combination of both technical and management skills.
    Fascinating technology that supports the nation's most important technical intelligence requirements.

    Cons

    Disappointing that an NRO government employee has such a difficult time justifying a desire to stay for more than 4 years.

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    Fight to keep NRO personnel for a longer period of time. USAF and CIA have started to claw people back with reckless abandon.

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    Great place to coast...Low speed low drag...no stress

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at National Reconnaissance Office

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great at the NRO. You have the ability to utilize a flexible work schedule to better manage your job with family matters. Leaders are very reasonable about granting time off to take care of personal matters. People are very friendly and professional throughout the organization. There is a broad mix of government and contract personnel. there are also lots of military who hold significant positions throughout the organization. You have many in house facilities available to you to utilize while at work. Amenities vary from gym, haircare, dry cleaning, ATM just to name a few. All in all you can't go wrong if you land a job with this organization.

    Cons

    Too much group think and not enough decision making going on with in the programs. Lots of bright PhD qualified folks but not a lot of no nonsense decision makers. Lot of independent contractors trying to weight in on every decision point even if it is outside of their expertise. It can be very hard to promote in this organization if you do not have a good mentor to guide you through your career wickets. Some jobs require significant travel so if you do not like to visit your customers then that may couse a problem with your manager. Lots of politicking going on inside these walls so worker beware.

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    Train your reliefs. Institute a mentorship program where managers are rated against their ability to grow leaders.

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