Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - Phenomenal mission, dysfunctional bureaucracy | Glassdoor
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    "Phenomenal mission, dysfunctional bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The Bureau's mission is, hands down, one of the best in the nation. Motivated, disciplined, dedicated colleagues. Excellent resume bullet. They pay for your clearance. Excellent work/life balance, outside of the Special Agent career track.

    Cons

    Extremely limited mobility outside of the Special Agent career track, oftentimes superiors must retire in order to advance. Constantly changing policies (i.e. to go on a TDY, must be in position for one year, then two years, then not outside of your division, etc.) Absurd hostility to external training opportunities that would not infringe on workday nor cost the Bureau any money! Senior management in constant flux,...

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    Advice to Management

    Clean house! The amount of dead weight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)2012-09-06
  1. "Serve your country"

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      Former Employee - Supervisory Special Agent 

      I worked at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time

      Pros

      Awesome team to work with!

      Cons

      Political agenda cancer has entered into the esteemed agency.

      Advice to Management

      Go back to old school truth and justice and win back the hearts of Americans who depend on the FBI to always do it right.

      Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)2019-05-13
    • "Special Agent"

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      Current Employee - Special Agent in Florence, SC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Awesome, challenging and rewarding career with a great salary and benefits.

      Cons

      Nothing negative to report. You would not regret working for the FBI!

      Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)2019-05-12

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