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Updated June 16, 2017
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  1. "Supervisory Special Agent"

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    Current Employee - Supervisory Special Agent in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisory Special Agent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good job opportunities, travel, advancement

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work long hours, weekends, holidays


  2. "Not for everyone!"

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    Current Employee - Special Agent in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at DEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Important Mission. Saving communities and children from the ravages of drug abuse. Adventurous, Overseas opportunities

    Cons

    Government Bureaucracy, ,favoritism, ambivalent prosecutors

    Advice to Management

    Support your agents better


  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - ASAC in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - ASAC in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pride, people, salary and benefits

    Cons

    federal government bureaucracy with many regulations

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "Manger"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DEA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Job functions are challenging and cutting edge.
    Fellow employees are great to work with and very engaged

    Cons

    Lots of last minute takings

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people for some managers


  5. "Group Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DEA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits! Flexible scheduling!

    Cons

    Not my field of interest.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Special Agent in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Special Agent in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best federal law enforcement agency in the US.

    Cons

    Standard US Government bureaucracy impacts the effectiveness of the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Continue directing the effective pursuit of innovative, noteworthy investigations targeting the highest levels of violators globally.


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    "Section Chief Command Center DEA Headquarters"

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    Current Employee - Criminal Investigator in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Criminal Investigator in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DEA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Highly dedicated, capable , hard workers. Mission oriented. It is a family oriented environment and most people appear happy.

    Cons

    Commute-train available but limited-out of luck if you work late. Comutting roads are really parking lots. New HOT lanes are over priced and take advantage of dailey commuters.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to answer as new management has taken over and jury is out....


  8. "Special agent"

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    Current Employee - Soecial Agent in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Soecial Agent in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity, work all over the world. Learn a different language. Ability to work aboard. Not a desk job! Exciting career

    Cons

    Glass ceiling for some. Promotions are a mount in frequently. Apply for positions but not aware if you get the positions until it's announced someone else got it

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities based on performance not connections


  9. "Great Job, but your a married to it. Very little home life and can be dangerous at times"

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    Former Employee - Special Agent in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Special Agent in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good government benefits, excellent pay

    Cons

    Can be dangerous at times.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your Agents more. Hire more Agents with foreign language abilities


  10. "Investigative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Investigative Assistant in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Investigative Assistant in North Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Some autonomy and little micromanagement beyond regulatory requirements.

    Cons

    Outdated practices for records, highly bureaucratic, little change for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    destroy the rigid structure and pay employees based on capability and responsibilities.


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