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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for CIA

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Chief Interrogation Officer"

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Challenging, entertaining, and exciting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Specialist in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Specialist in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the assignments are overseas, The pay plus benefits are good. The job was exciting.

    Cons

    Personally, I try to make the best of any situation, so I don't focus on the negatives.

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