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Washington, DC
201 to 500 employees
Federal Agencies
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) doesn't want any US enemy to go ballistic, but if it does, the agency will be ready. Part of the Department of Defense, the MDA's mission is to develop, test, and prepare for deployment a missile defense system ... Read more

US Missile Defense Agency Reviews

  • "A Superb Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    I worked at US Missile Defense Agency full-time (Less than a year)


    Working at the MDA comes with a litany of benefits. Not only do you get the freedom of working as a civilian for the Department of Defense, but you also get to work with some of the world's most smartest and 'mission-driven' individuals.

    The selection criteria is very tight so if you are fortunate enough to be selected to join the MDA, wear the honor loud and proud.


    The MDA plays a material role in the bureaucratic web of the USG. You must remember that minor things (your individual matters) may move at a viscus pace. Also, if you are looking for a 'career change' into an agency such as the MDA, you will definitely start from the bottom (PhD or bachelors degree).

    Advice to Management

    There is a need to empower lower-level employees with decision-making responsibilities.

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    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at US Missile Defense Agency in May 2017.


    Was contacted and interviewed the very next week. Poor communication from the recruiter, I had to ask multiple times for directions to the interview and she kept trying to change the time to interview. This was a four person panel interview and each person asked me only one and exactly the same question (which made me feel very uncomfortable and honestly discriminated against) . When the third person on the panel asked me the same thing, I want to just grab my stuff and leave because I begin to believe that this panel interview was a joke and it's members were were only interviewing me because they "had to". It's officially been 8 weeks and haven't heard back from MDA (Not surprised).

    Interview Questions

    • why should MDA invest 3 years into you?   1 Answer
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