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Found 587 of over 670 reviews
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82% Recommend to a Friend
83% Approve of CEO

Found 76 of over 670 reviews

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director  Christopher Wray  (no image)
Christopher Wray
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people and compelling work.(in 53 reviews)
  • "Great benefits working for the federal government(in 38 reviews)
  • "Hours long and good pay(in 22 reviews)
  • "Great opportunities and many different specialities to choose from so you will always have challanges(in 17 reviews)
  • "Good salary(in 14 reviews)
Cons
  • "Long hours but important what we do(in 22 reviews)
  • "Bad management(in 18 reviews)
  • "lots of paperwork, poor leadership(in 14 reviews)
  • "Same as anywhere else, possible bad supervisors, scrutiny and second guessing your decisions.(in 11 reviews)
  • "Upward mobility is predominantly granted to family members and friends rather than those(in 9 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    FBI

    Aug 3, 2022 - FBI Special Agent 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Interesting work. - Potential for travel. - Making a difference.

    Cons

    - Government pay. - Sent to an office at the needs of the FBI.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    GS-15 Unit Chief

    Aug 1, 2022 - Unit Chief in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Mission importance. Public Service. Doing work that you feel is imporant.

    Cons

    Outdated polices, slow development of new resources, constant turn over at initial SES levels (have a new boss very 12-14 months...)

    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Underpaid

    Aug 4, 2022 - Systems Administrator in Quantico, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Due to the technical nature of the FBI there is quite a bit of job security.

    Cons

    Working for the government can be a big con for some people.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    IT FBI

    Aug 1, 2022 - Supervisory Information Technology Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Job security and retirement pension

    Cons

    Leadership is concerned about their next promotion only

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Why this is the best job you'll ever have.

    Jul 31, 2022 - FBI Special Agent in Quantico, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Never ending challenges await you every day.

    Cons

    You reach your salary cap too early.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great job!

    Jul 28, 2022 - Staff Operations Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Rewarding work, decent pay, great vacation time

    Cons

    Promotion potential not best if been in position for a while. Make decision to become an Agent or Intelligence Analyst early in career. But overall great job.

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    despite top executive level, important work still being conducted

    Aug 10, 2022 - Special Agent 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    pay is reasonable, good benefits, often great colleagues

    Cons

    too much focus on things that are not really important; too political for the last 4 to 5 years

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great Place to Spend a Career

    Jul 26, 2022 - Special Agent In Charge in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and toxic environment as you go higher.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good but stuck in their old ways

    Aug 3, 2022 - Investigations Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good career advancement Teaches responsibility

    Cons

    Bad management Will not advance technologically Takes forever to get things done

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    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Jul 18, 2022 - Administrative Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It’s a good place to work since you are set to have a raise to the next GS level if you are performing well. Lots of option to add PTO and great benefits.

    Cons

    They will not move you to next GS level if you recently switched positions. You will stay in lower GS level for longer than a year.

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