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Washington, DC
10000+ employees
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Working at FBI

The FBI is an intelligence-driven, national security and law enforcement agency. Our mission is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States by providing investigative expertise, intelligence, resources and training to domestic and ... Read more

Mission: At the FBI, we have a unique mission: to protect American lives and liberties from all enemies, foreign and domestic. We combine law enforcement and intelligence to detect, deter and dismantle criminal and terrorist threats while upholding civil liberties. Whether we are ... Read more

Company Updates

  • What's at your core? Compassion is one of the eight core values all FBI team members must demonstrate. #FBIJobs http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ7XJ

  • The FBI values veterans! Visit our booth at the Phoenix Veterans Career Fair on Feb. 15 to learn about the many career opportunities we offer for servicemen and women to continue serving our nation. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ7Xq

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FBI – Why Work For Us?


At the FBI, honesty and integrity are more than just words; they are the foundation of who you are. You take pride in making a difference in the communities you serve and bringing your background to the forefront to drive initiatives that impact our most important stakeholders: the American people.

Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, Linguists/Language Specialists and experts in the field of business, cyber, finance and science — with backgrounds in an array of specialized career paths — make up the collective FBI team. Whether executing a single arrest or coordinating the takedown of an international terror cell, the FBI’s success — and national security — depends on thousands of people with thousands of backgrounds and thousands of skills who have one thing in common: they have chosen to make the FBI mission their career. This includes problem-solving and analytical skills, knowing how to objectively evaluate information and make sound judgments and being detail oriented, yet strategic.

 
 

Protecting the country requires people with unique perspectives and strong team-building skills. The FBI provides a diverse, inclusive workplace environment where human differences are valued and respected. Be it differences in race, ethnicity, religious background, ability or gender, each perspective is vital to the creation of a diversified workforce at the agency. At every level and position, embracing diversity guides the FBI in achieving its mission.

The FBI’s commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion is also integrated into leadership and career development, recruitment, staffing, workforce planning and sustainability. Nine Diversity Advisory Committees regularly inform leadership about the success of diversity policies, programs and practices as they relate to underrepresented communities. The committees encourage employee engagement on diversity and inclusion matters, as well as participation in commemorative programs, cultural awareness activities and diversity training.

At the FBI, our Special Agents bring their skills, talents, hearts and integrity to their crucial roles, getting ahead of threats, upholding the law, defending civil rights and civil liberties and protecting innocent people.

Responsible for enforcing more than 300 federal statutes, as well as conducting sensitive national security investigations, FBI Special Agents develop relationships within and across communities.

A “routine” day for a Special Agent is anything but routine. It may entail interviewing a subject for an ongoing investigation in the morning, tracking terrorists’ online social activity before lunch, testifying in court in the afternoon and addressing a public forum on identity theft in the evening.

Our agents seek out cyber thieves, infiltrate organized crime rings, conduct psychological profiles of subjects, interrogate suspects, supervise complex investigations and serve as mentors, all while using the latest technologies in intelligence-gathering and data analysis.  

Our STEM professionals use scientific analysis and technical skills to help protect the nation from threats both foreign and domestic. They are at the cutting-edge of advances in forensic science, computer technology, cyber security, electronic surveillance, biometrics, encryption and other related fields.

STEM professionals at the FBI have opportunities to work with advanced technologies to address unique investigative and intelligence challenges not found in the private sector.

Biologists, Computer Scientists, Engineers, IT Specialists, Cryptologists, Software Engineers and Mathematicians — STEM professionals work across the entire FBI, from our 56 Field Offices to our FBI Headquarters, but primarily within the Laboratory Division, Operational Technology Division, Cyber Division, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division and the Information Technology Branch.

Forensic Accountants in the FBI tackle complex challenges with every assignment. They work hand-in-hand with Special Agents to keep America safe by tracing and linking funding sources to criminal activity and national security matters.

As a core member of the investigative team, the Forensic Accountant owns the financial aspects of the investigation including, acquiring, organizing, analyzing and reporting financial data. Our forensic accountants:

  • Understand the overall “big” picture of the case.
  • Create the financial picture AND communicate it internally and externally.
  • Identify suspicious transactions/entities/activities.
  • Uncover potential new leads significant to the investigative team.

We don’t stop at the easy answers; we dig through faulty foundations to determine the who, what, when, where, why and how of the financial aspects of the case. We package the financial facts for our law enforcement and judicial counterparts and, if necessary, provide testimony concerning cases.


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    I worked at FBI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Projects to Work On...Lots of Room for Advancement...Pay has been stepped up to equal private sector...Mostly automatic pay increases...Family Atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometimes Understaffed...Heavy Workload...Technology used to Lag behind, Much better these days

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take care of the employees

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FBI Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at FBI (Quantico, VA) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Straight forward. They give you a pdf packet of 61 pages to read b4 the interview. Make sure you read all the information they send you if you are serious about the interview.

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FBI Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in the Federal Government ~ #3 as a component agency within the DOJ, Best Places to Work, 2015
  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East, Latinos For Hire, 2012
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
  • Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2008
  • Readers' Choice Top 20 Government Employers ~ #8, Workforce Diversity Magazine, 2009
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