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Updated Jun 12, 2022

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4.1
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  • "1. Long hours; 2. Sometimes you have to work with people that should have left years ago.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Bad middle management.(in 6 reviews)
  • "No work/life balance, job is your life(in 3 reviews)
  • "low salary(in 3 reviews)
  • "CIA managers are not trained to recognize FMLA or ADA protected absences, particularly for sandwich generation employees, or those with caregiving responsibilities.(in 2 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Training Coordinator

    May 9, 2022 - Training and Language Coordinator in Headquarters, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The Agency is a great place to work! Opportunities are unlimited, for both men and women. I enjoyed my work and would recommend the CIA to anyone.

    Cons

    I didn't find any downside to working there.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Agency Review

    Jun 5, 2022 - Senior Executive 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Important mission; dedicated workforce; solid benefits

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic; management is all about bottom line versus personnel development, sometimes

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    CIA Lifestyle

    Apr 15, 2022 - Technical Intelligence Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You are part of something bigger than yourself and literally can live a Hollywood-cool adventurous lifestyle most people only glimpse on TV or read about in novels.

    Cons

    Family separation due to travel and permanent change of station.

    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Reality

    Apr 25, 2022 - Intelligence Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The most exclusive of clubs

    Cons

    Hollywood wears off for many

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Telecom specialist

    Mar 11, 2022 - Telecommunications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great dedication to mission with a family culture.

    Cons

    Just another big government agency...

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Find your niche at CIA

    Feb 14, 2022 - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    scope of jobs and skills

    Cons

    Need to learn the culture

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place

    Jan 31, 2022 - Data Scientist in McLean, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They very much so care about you

    Cons

    Government pay scale Is too low

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good

    Jan 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It’s a great place to work !

    Cons

    Having to relocate to Washington !

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Not like the Hollywood version but still a cool place to work

    Feb 1, 2022 - Fincial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good Salary, Very Good Benefits, Opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Living in the Northern Virginia area

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Awesome job

    Jan 16, 2022 - Federal Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good money and benefits, staff employee

    Cons

    Long hours at times, dangerousl work

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CIA has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 145 reviews left anonymously by employees. 94% of employees would recommend working at CIA to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, CIA employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at CIA. This rating has improved by 17% over the last 12 months.

94% of CIA employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated CIA 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at CIA to be coworkers, benefits, career development and the cons to be culture, senior leadership, management.

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