CIA - Great career | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for CIA
There are newer employer reviews for CIA

See Most Recent

Helpful (12)

"Great career"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Support Integration Officer in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Senior Support Integration Officer in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Mission impact, international travel, opportunities to make history and provide policy makers critical intelligence to make informed decisions to protect the citizens of the United States

Cons

Restrictions on certain things, lots of regulations and bureaucracy that can restrict some creativity, work balance issues and unaccompanied assignments to dangerous areas

Other Employee Reviews for CIA

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great stepping stone, not good for long-term"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CIA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great learning experience, exposure to different aspects of this world is very enlightening. The agency promotes training which is great.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, salary does not match duties and performance, hard to get past the red tape to take advantage of the different opportunities. Management lacks consistency is the guidance they give personnel on career development.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure how promotion panels are conducted, utilize individuals' talents, acknowledge and compensate personnel for their hard work, innovative ideas and contribution to the mission.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Chief Interrogation Officer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Interrogator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chief Interrogator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CIA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Interrogation techniques are utilised on a daily basis
    -Good pay considering I get to do something which I love
    -Progression opportunities within the organisation

    Cons

    -long hours travelling to far away countries
    -travel to far away countries which are very hot
    -No work/life balance, job is your life

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about what the organisation does

There are newer employer reviews for CIA
There are newer employer reviews for CIA

See Most Recent

Work at CIA? Share Your Experiences

CIA
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or