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National Security Agency Benefits

Location: US
22 Ratings

Employer Summary

Besides federal health and life insurance and federal retirement plans, NSA also offers flexible schedules and generous leave programs to ensure a healthy work/life balance.

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  • Health Insurance  (11 comments)

    “Wide variety of plans; perhaps best part is that you can take it into retirement with you. Many have employee +1 options as well as individual and...”

  • Retirement Plan  (7 comments)

    “Congress keeps messing with the retirement plan. Most people are under FERS which is a combination of a pension, social security, and the Thrift...”

  • Pension Plan  (5 comments)

    “With non-profits and the Agency, there's little ways to ever be poor wants you get in good.”

  • Mar 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Fort Meade, Maryland

    Great benefits overall not a bad place.

  • Feb 04, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Fort Meade, Maryland

    Not as good as other places in the IC. CIA allows you to retire at 50 with overseas service; NSA does not. CIA, NGA and others allow civilians 3 hrs / week for exercise; NSA does not. CIA allows business class travel for long flights; NSA typically does not. They do the least they're allowed by law to do.

  • Feb 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Cryptologic Linguist in Fort Meade, Maryland

    Good medical options, as well as great life insurance choices. Your contributions are matched to a certain extent through the Thrift Savings Plan.

  • Jan 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Fort Meade, Maryland

    Time Off once you hit some time in service. Sick leave vs. personal leave, won't eat vacation time if you catch flu or need hospital stay.

  • Dec 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fort Meade, Maryland

    There are nice choices of medical. TSP is awesome for retirement and they match a certain percentage of your contribution. You can also get life insurance cheaply.

  • Oct 22, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Chies Strategy and Analysis in Fort Meade, Florida

    This place STILL has a pension! Incredible. You also contribute to a 401K and they have an automatic 1% input and then a match for a few additional %. Health benefits gives you a broad array to pick from. I use the Postal Union's package because of the price, quality and flexibility -- but there are many to choose from. There is also a on-campus bike sharing program, a free fitness center, wellness programs, meditation, musical events, outside speakers, 10 holidays a year, 13 sick days a year and depending on how long you've been there from 13-26 vacation days. There is also a voluntary leave bank which handles the need for additional sick leave. There is free parking and commuter vans (with stipends) -- they also have a shuttle to pick people up from the nearby train stations as well as flex time to include working full-time in 4 days a week or 9 days in two weeks. One of the best benefits is they don't contact you after you've gone home for the day -- no blurring of work and "your time." There is also a nearby day care and nursing mother rooms. There are football tickets for sale before the season starts and discounts to many events. There is a credit union where you can get loans etc. There is also a series of financial seminars offered in-house at no cost, by insiders (employees) without a sales pitch. There is also a great in-house school, as well as tuition reimbursement and the ability to finish school while working only 20 hours a week.

  • Oct 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Technical Writer in Fort Meade, Maryland

    Great benefits, many to choose from.

  • Aug 28, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Branch Chief in Fort Meade, Maryland

    Strict 40-hour work week for most employees, 401k and pension, generous leave policy.

  • Jun 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Fort George G Meade, Maryland

    Unlike the private sector where you are given a certain amount of time off, you earn it each paycheck and can save it or use it as you please. Our TSP account (like a 401K) is great because you can put up to 5% of you pay into it (pre-tax) and NSA will match it! The health insurance options are limitless and you are sure to find something that works for you. There are information sessions for the health insurance programs so you can ask questions.

  • Apr 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fort Meade, Maryland

    Best thing about the benefits package is the matching to your tsp. 5% currently The worst thing is that it is controlled by congress, so there is no telling if anything will go away with an overzealous administration.

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