Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jan 9, 2021

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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, more than 5 years

      Lord’s Work

      Jan 9, 2021 - FBI Special Agent in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Excellent, educated colleagues. Variety of violations to investigate. Upward mobility.

      Cons

      Challenging, long hours, NYC commute.

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

      Awesome

      Oct 17, 2020 - FBI Special Agent in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Fantastic fun excellent rewarding and cool

      Cons

      Tiring and has long hours

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Job and Great People

      Aug 29, 2020 - Special Agent 
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      Pros

      Excitement at least once per month

      Cons

      Long hours most every day

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Outstanding career

      Aug 15, 2020 - Supervisory Special Agent in Kansas City, MO
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      Pros

      Job stability and early retirement

      Cons

      Long hours and always on call

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent Job

      Sep 14, 2020 - Special Agent in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Exciting, pays good, benefits good

      Cons

      Long hours, government shutdowns, red tape

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Career

      Feb 12, 2020 - Supervisory Special Agent in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Autonomy, challenging, satisfying, and rewarding

      Cons

      Administrative burdens and long hours

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      A great workplace

      Aug 28, 2019 - Special Agent 
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      Pros

      Meaningful career, excellent colleagues and good salary.

      Cons

      Long hours and ancillary requirements.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Special Agent

      Feb 7, 2014 - Special Agent in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Don't listen to the critics. Usually these are people who were kicked out of the organization for sub par performance or weren't Agents (not to knock on support personnel they are wonderful and keep everyone afloat). Great salary in the 6 figures usually by third year (location dependent). Started off with $103k ended with ~155k and a retirement pension. Excellent federal retirement benefits for Agents. Highly talented community with a mission that is intriguing and always keeps you interested. Get to live anywhere in the United States as there are locations in small areas and big cities and sometimes overseas. Job never gets old because you can specialize in many facets--you can find a fit based upon your personality type. intelligence, counterintelligence, criminal, white collar, civil rights, swat,.list goes on. My background--military, gov, then private sector. I've seen it all. FBI gives you a solid balance to have a fascinating job with competitive pay.

      Cons

      Can be bureaucratic at times but beats slaving away in the private sector solely for profit. The job is always changing. Long hours and weekends at times.

      17 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      FBI Special Agent

      Sep 9, 2018 - Supervisory Special Agent in New Orleans, LA
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      Often requires relocation. Long hours.

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Simply the best in the World.

      Sep 8, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      The mission, the people, the training and the experiences are unequaled in any job, in any country. At the forefront of protecting our nation, every employee feels they are essential to the defense of the nation and our communities.

      Cons

      Long hours, lower pay than private sector. Agents have to be ready to travel and permanently move every so often (but the moves are explained well before you are officially sworn in).

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