Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated Oct 10, 2020

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  • "Upward mobility, historic organization with the ability to meet great people from around the world(in 23 reviews)

  • "Great Mission, Vast Majority of People are exceptional(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Administrative burdens and long hours(in 21 reviews)

  • "NSA pays their scientists a STEM bonus to keep them from leaving to private sector(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Experience

      Oct 10, 2020 - Intelligence Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with.

      Cons

      Slow career ladder in the larger cities.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Many people apply but the strongest stay and grow

      Sep 10, 2020 - Case Manager in Woodbridge, VA
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      Pros

      Upward mobility, historic organization with the ability to meet great people from around the world

      Cons

      Depending on your location there might be heavy traffic with long commuting

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Squad Dependent

      Feb 29, 2020 - FBI Special Agent in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Many unique opportunities and great people

      Cons

      Inefficiencies with systems and processes. Admin burden of trainings and documentation of everything.

      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Honors Intern

      Oct 25, 2019 - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great people, very dedicated to making sure you feel a part of their community.

      Cons

      Intern experience can vary vastly depending on which directorate you are placed in, which you don't have control over.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people

      Mar 14, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and great mission

      Cons

      Difficult to promote if you are not an agent

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      FBI

      Dec 20, 2018 - Supervisory Special Agent in New Haven, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work. Great people.

      Cons

      Dealing with a large government agency.

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Different organization than the one I joined.

      Sep 2, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      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.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Special Agent

      Sep 18, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, a sense of purpose, very dedicated people, highly talented. Generally collegial.

      Cons

      Stressful. Intense pressure at times. Some backbiting among the management ranks.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      All About the Mission

      Nov 8, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good people, great mission, work isn't difficult to do

      Cons

      -Low pay -Bureaucracy - Most fun if you're a special agent, limited opportunities for support staff

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A great place to work and feel that you are making a positive difference in the world.

      Mar 2, 2009 - Engineer in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Sense of pride Making a positive difference in the united states and the world Great people and employee treatment Great benefits Easy to take time off Seniority is rewarded through increased time off per pay period

      Cons

      Poor salary especially compared to the cost of living the capitol area Can seem too bureaucratic Few opportunities for talent to be rewarded Can sometimes feel weighed down by responsibility

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