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FBI Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great opportunities, ability to make a difference" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Premier law enforcement and national security agency worldwide" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Split shift work hours or very long hours" (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "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. "Intelligence Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

  3. "FBI Special Agent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisory Special Agent in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Supervisory Special Agent in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly professional law enforcement agency. Diverse opportunity. Excellent training. High morale and comradery.

    Cons

    Often requires relocation. Long hours.


  4. "Special Agent."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FBI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing experiences and assigned investigations

    Cons

    Terrible personnel in management and promotional system.


  5. "Different organization than the one I joined."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, ability to make a difference. Really great people.

    Cons

    Parochialism, cliques and decline of the culture that made the organization great. Putting politics over the mission.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics and treat your managers better.


  6. "Great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FBI full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay but worth it


  7. "Special Agent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FBI Special Agent in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - FBI Special Agent in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Varied opportunities and ability to change locations

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is typical of government agencies.

  8. "FBI Agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FBI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You'll have the opportunity to do things most people only dream of doing. Make your cases and put bad guys in jail.

    Cons

    The job has changed significantly over the years. The administrative burden is above and beyond anything the law requires but that's the job now.


  9. "Common values"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sharing common goals with like- minded and hard working individuals

    Cons

    The is no question it is a high-pressure and demanding job

    Advice to Management

    When applicable, offer your workers the opportunities take family time like getting home earlier than normal


  10. Helpful (1)

    "FBI 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FBI full-time

    Pros

    You are able to choose the kind of squad your on, depending on what kind of work you would want to do.

    Cons

    Some downsides of working as an fbi special agent are having to move away from your hometown for a minimum of 3 years.


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