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FBI Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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Christopher Wray
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Pros
  • "Great opportunities, ability to make a difference" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Finest law enforcement agency in the world" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours but important what we do" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Can make more money in the private sector" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "An amazing place to work with the best, most focused people, and a unique mission"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Assistant Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Deputy Assistant Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make a difference and understand how the world really works.

    Cons

    Intense experience, can be hard to balance personal and professional lives.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Special Agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FBI full-time

    Pros

    Work makes a difference

    Cons

    Underpaid, benefits could be better, pension does not compare to other agencies or police departments

    Advice to Management

    Need to implement a better promotion process

  3. Helpful (1)

    "TFO"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FBI part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. I learned alot

    Cons

    Managment needs to allow more freedom to work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "FBI is the greatest law enforcement employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse work opportunities throughout your career

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough early in your career but the mission is worth the sacrifice


  5. "Investigative Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Investigations Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investigations Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Best law enforcement agency in the world.

    Cons

    Work load can be very demanding.


  6. "Not just a job - FBI is a great organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FBI full-time

    Pros

    Sense of mission is unparalleled, employees contribute directly to safety of communities and national security. The more one puts into the job, the more you'll get out of it.

    Cons

    Remember to balance work / life / family.


  7. "FBI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FBI full-time

    Pros

    Exceptional people, exceptional work, enjoy working on something that really matters.

    Cons

    The job can be stressful.

  8. "SSG"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FBI full-time

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits were great (coming from lower paying jobs)

    Cons

    Supervisors can be horrible.


  9. "The FBI is a solid public service career option"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Important Mission
    -Career flexibily
    -Job stability
    -Some flexibility in work schedules, mission dependent
    -Has a family feel

    Cons

    -Lots of egos.
    -There appears to be a fair amount of gender and racial bias when it comes to advancement and promotions...however there is a newly implemented leadership screening and selection system which should help address this.

    Advice to Management

    Continue communicating your vision with employess.

    Continue working towards eliminating gender and racial bias in advancement / promotions.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Intelligence Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to resources and unmatched investigative methods.

    Cons

    There are not any cons.

    Advice to Management

    N/A