National Reconnaissance Office
4.5 of 5 2 reviews
www.nro.gov Chantilly, VA 16 to 50 Employees

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

    Division Director (Current Employee)
    Chantilly, VA

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Program Manager (Former Employee)
    Chantilly, VA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsToo 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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