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US Defense Information Systems Agency Reviews

Updated February 11, 2017
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US Defense Information Systems Agency Director Lt Gen Alan R. Lynn
Lt Gen Alan R. Lynn
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Pros
  • Great place to get your foot in the door and get some enterprise level exp (in 5 reviews)

  • Job Security is that of a federal agency, although this may change shortly (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a BIG Clinton County Good Ol' Boy/ (in 2 reviews)

  • Forced to do too much with limited resources (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "If you want to learn a lot, this place is great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead/SME in Severna Park, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Lead/SME in Severna Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work is fast-paced if you work in operations and you will get exposed to more knowledge, expertise, and information than you can probably handle. DISA has their hands in EVERYTHING. The big boss is great and really tries to make the environment better.

    Cons

    The low percentage of military to civilian/contractor is tough, especially when some of the people have been around forever and seen everything - except for the new stuff you bring to the table. Sometimes they aren't interested and you have to search out advocates which can be hard.


  2. "IT Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Chambersburg, PA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Chambersburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code, small town values

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities, limited recognition

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your people more often; many are doing valuable work


  3. "DISA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort George G Meade, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort George G Meade, MD

    I worked at US Defense Information Systems Agency (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Health, life, dental, vision, retirement benefit

    Cons

    Most managers hire family and friends


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  5. "Good Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible. Cool atmosphere.

    Cons

    Behind the times with technology.

    Advice to Management

    B


  6. "Relatively new employee perspective..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Processor Design & Level III Engineering in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Processor Design & Level III Engineering in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Awesome talent. Promote career growth and opportunity. Great working relationships between contract staff and civilian employees.

    Cons

    I have not yet found any cons... but it is still early.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward.


  7. "It's all about Leadership..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Fort Meade, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Critical mission
    Dedicated workforce
    Good physical plant

    Cons

    Extremely poor leadership at the top
    Limited resources
    Unrealistic goals

    Advice to Management

    The only hope of fixing DISA is for Pentagon to appoint competent leadership. Current Director has driven the Agency into the ground. Massive number of departures. Workforce is demoralized. Not Current Director is LTG Alan Lynn, not Ronnie Hawkins.


  8. "Great Agency"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have great benefits and great career development programs.

    Cons

    Commute can be far if you don't live close to the base.


  9. "Great Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Systems Analyst) in Chambersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Systems Analyst) in Chambersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for the warfighter - everything you do has an impact in the field! Excellent benefits and travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say!


  10. "DISA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Fort George G Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Fort George G Meade, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Defense Information Systems Agency (More than a year)

    Pros

    Telework is a nice perk. Some supervisors are flexible in working with schedules. There are opportunities for expanding learning if you work to find them.

    Cons

    The agency is slow to act sometimes. HR is not easy to work with. Parking at Headquarters is horrible if you do not get to work by 0730.

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration the possible solutions given by lower employees. DISA is in need of great change. It will need to evolve to meet the threats!


  11. "cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    set hrs with overtime. meet new people

    Cons

    crappy service insurance not the greatest
    caters to certain favorites one



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