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  • San Diego, CA
  • 1 to 50 Employees
  • 1999
  • Company - Private
  • Advertising & Public Relations
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable


Civilian is a marketing agency that solves problems from a human perspective. We create small, but meaningful changes in people to influence personal decisions and amplify community outcomes.
Mission: It is selfless, and tireless. It is fearless, and contagious. It is the power of We, and it fuels us here at a place called Civilian, where ideas that provoke and inspire are born. Come and nurture them with us. Let’s plant a flag in the ground. Let’s start a movement. Let’s ...

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Anyone transitioned from consulting to FBI special agent? Manager here. Is it a plausible option? The role has always been in the back of my head and on paper it seems like a lot of the skills would transfer. Probably naive, but hoping I’d find more meaning in it, making the pay cut worth it. I see FBI recruiting videos about diversity of backgrounds but not sure how real that is—I’m not former military or LE (though I do shoot competitively as a civilian, for whatever that’s worth.)




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Civilian CEO Stacey Nelson Smith
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16 Ratings
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Jul 28, 2022 - Operations
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Awesome people, great culture, work-life balance that's rare for agency life, fulfilling work, room to grow


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  1. Director of Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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    I applied through an employee referral The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Civilian (San Diego, CA)


    Interviewed in 2019 or 2020 after a recruiter reached out to me. Had 2 phone screenings, and then an in-person.

    Company seemed very prescriptive and narrow minded. They were definitely looking for specific answers to open ended questions. Pay also seemed very low for skill set they were asking for. Coworkers seemed pretty nice though.

    Overall, I think it wasn’t a mutual fit, but i got ghosted and they never followed up with me.

    How would you handle the launch for xx client?

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...Good benefits that take a chunk of the paycheck if you have dependents...

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