National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Employee Reviews

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Nice place to work
DBA/Developer (Current Employee) –  Springfield, VAJune 12, 2017
It is a fun place to work. Nice people and good managers. Advancement oppertunities are lacking but it is getting better. Overall nice place to work.
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Great Place to work
Data Scientist Intern (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, VAJune 10, 2017
Agency is filled with very intelligent individuals. They continually inspire and support employees at all levels. They allow a ton of freedom to explore innovative solutions.
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Make a difference
Branch Chief, Office of Sciences and Methodologies (Current Employee) –  Springfield, VA 22150June 5, 2017
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is both an intelligence agency and a combat support agency. Your contributions have a direct impact on deployed military personnel, as well as, national policy makers.
Pros
Great benefits, mission!
Cons
Limited locations to work from.
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Government Contracting Company
Principal Information Security Engineer (Current Employee) –  Arnold, MOMay 31, 2017
I have enjoyed my work as a Government Contractor as an IT Security Engineer, but now am excited to pursue and IT Security role closer to family in the Dallas, Texas area.
Pros
High Security Clearance
Cons
Contracts nogotiations make job security a concern
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Self-study and concentration of task at hand will help solve lack of help from associates; you have to motivate and train yourself.
Collection Manager and ISSR (Former Employee) –  Springfield, VAMay 18, 2017
Self-study and concentration of task at hand will help solve lack of help from associates; you have to motivate and train yourself. An older culture; barriers and discrimination are just now being overcome.
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Intelligence Community
Intelligence Officer (Modeling and Simulation) (Current Employee) –  Fort Detrick, MDMay 13, 2017
Intelligence Community

Don't know what else to say

Government job

Promotions do not exist. One must apply (during an open season) to be "promotable" then once you are selected as "promotable" THEY tell you where to go for that promotion. If you don't what that position (don't like the job, don't want to move) forget about the promotion!
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Construction Surveillance Technician/Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Springfield, VAMay 5, 2017
Benefits and 401K are excellent. The manager shows his support for his people and his people don't mind staying late to support the mission. Excellent
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Great Place to work
Student Researcher (Former Employee) –  Penn State University, PAApril 26, 2017
Worked as an intern for NGA and had a great experience. Typical work day was working with other interns to create social media that would me pushed though the product.
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Learned a great deal.
Operations Research / Financial Cost Analyst (Former Employee) –  Bethesda, MDApril 24, 2017
Challenging and interesting. Many opportunities for learning. Several opportunities to change jobs. Final job involved learning and helping managers evaluate the accomplishment of their mission.
Pros
Nature of work
Cons
Work location
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Flexible environment and individual have a various expertise
Enterprise Architect (Former Employee) –  Springfield, VAMarch 31, 2017
Rated one of the best government agency to work in. The work environment is flexible, facilities is maintained well, and there is variety of expertise in the workplace
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Provides world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intel professionals and first responders
CARTOGRAPHIC ANALYST AND PRODUCTION MANAGER (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOMarch 15, 2017
Great place to work with ample opportunities to excel with continuing educational opportunities and working with world class leaders in the intelligence community. Employees are engaged and take ownership of the work they do. Employees often work as a team yet each employee has ample opportunity to work independently on critical assignments important to understanding the world-wide geopolitical environment. There is a collaborative work culture with opportunities to participate in numerous volunteer activities, many of which are fun in addition to rewarding. This is a great place to grow individually and to know that your efforts are making a difference beyond the homeland.
Pros
Personal development, challenging activities, job security, great benefits, great people
Cons
Can be taxing on family life
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Nga
Mid Level Imagery Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) –  Springfield, VAMarch 14, 2017
Overall great environment to enhance trade craft. You have the Ability to take in house course to enhance your Career. overall leadership was great and willing to work wit you.
Pros
Great for career
Cons
Washington DC traffic
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Great Enviroment
Supply Technician Lead, AECOM (Current Employee) –  Springfield, VAMarch 6, 2017
They have provided us with a great work environment here. People are very friendly and always happy to see you. Great interaction with coworkers from all over the building.
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Used to be a great place to work
Geospatial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Springfield, VAFebruary 27, 2017
Loved working there until recently. Now everyone is required to change jobs every 3 years and there is very little consideration for work/life balance.
Pros
Good salary and benefits
Cons
HQ location makes for bad commute, no work/life balance
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Not for everyone
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOFebruary 24, 2017
I spent over 20 years with NGA and its predecessor agencies. Potential employees should realize it is a heavily military culture and is a full blown member of the Intelligence community . If you are uncomfortable with either of those aspects you should look elsewhere.
The environment is favorable to engineering types and rewards people who are detail focused.
Advancement is complex and rarely a simple outcome of hard work and good judgment. Management can be capricious and autocratic and lateral movement within the Agency is often limited.
Pros
Stable employment, possiblity of very interesting work
Cons
Movement and advancement are problematic
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Flexible workplace
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Springfield, VADecember 13, 2016
Located off the beltway in Springfield, VA, NGA is a very convienient place to work as there are no set "core hours." It gives you the option to be very flexible with your work schedule and helps to balance your personal life.
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Stability at a cost
Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MONovember 5, 2016
NGA never really has seemed to fully "grow up" as an Intelligence Community member. They are narrowly focused and concentrate on the wrong things. The marriage between Defense Mapping Agency and the other elements still hasn't fully developed, even though it happened about 20 years ago.

Most managers are inept with people skills, and many of them act from a position of privilege due their rank, rather than a genuine idea of developing their people.
Pros
Stability
Cons
Agency culture is horrendous
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Great experience
Sr. Library Analyst (Former Employee) –  Bethesda, MDSeptember 20, 2016
I enjoyed my time with NGA.
I learned a lot and worked with a lot of great and smart people.
They were very flexible with time and work.
I worked at the facility in Md. before they moved to Va.

I would recommend NGA to anyone.
I felt very safe while on the facility grounds.
Pros
Great location and parking was well protected
Cons
No real Cons
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Government Civil Service
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Arnold, MO 63010September 12, 2016
employment. Government Civil Service Great place. Excellent benefits. Travel available. 40 hour work week unless deployed. Close group of people to work with.
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Productive work environment; Great Official gatherings
Program Financial Analyst, 40 Hrs per/wk (Former Employee) –  Springfield, VASeptember 7, 2016
Busy workplace (can not discuss due to nature of job; Classified environment). Support Defense Department. Co-Workers were very friendly/energetic. Lots of events to keep up positive morale.
Pros
Parties, fun organizational gatherings
Cons
None
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