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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) works to keep US citizens safe from threats both domestic and foreign. The primary investigative arm of the US Department of Justice, the FBI protects and defends the nation against such threats as terrorism, political corruption ... Read more

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    "Great for those wanting to make a difference in a government position"

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    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC
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    I worked at FBI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Great sense of meaning behind the work
    2. You will always have something you can be learning or studying
    3. You will receive some of the finest training government has to offer

    Cons

    1. Large organization means large organization problems (disorganized at times, less personal feel to the organization)
    2. Pay is government; meaning that you will make less than private equitable peers

    Advice to Management

    Great to work for these dedicated supervisors; as everywhere, some are better than others. Placing a priority on training leadership is very important, especially in a critical sector like security.

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FBI Photos

FBI photo of: J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building (Photo thanks to Flickr user cliff1066, available under by v2.0)
FBI photo of: J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building (Photo thanks to Flickr user cliff1066, available under by v2.0)
FBI photo of: J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building (Photo thanks to Flickr user cliff1066, available under by v2.0)
FBI photo of: J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building (Photo thanks to Flickr user cliff1066, available under by v2.0)
FBI photo of: Washington DC - J Edgar Hoover Building (Photo thanks to Flickr user thisisbossi, available under by-sa v2.0)
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FBI Interviews

Experience

Experience
60%
31%
7%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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26%
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    Special Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at FBI (Jacksonville, FL) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview that was about 35 minutes long. Recruiter was very helpful and open about what is hiring process and what the Bureau is looking for in qualified candidates. Also, the expectations as to the ongoing requirements seemed relatively straight forward. Bureau seems to really seek to communicate the expectations before the candidate is hired/begins. The Bureau seems to attract driven and well-rounded individuals to the Special Agent roles specifically, and I'm sure that would make for a quality workplace environment or at least be nice when it comes to the Co-Workers you'd be engaged with day-in and day-out.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Are you willing to accept an assignment anywhere in the United States that would be for the length of at least two years?   3 Answers
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FBI Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East, Latinos For Hire, 2012
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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