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Great place to serve your country
Business Financial Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDOctober 8, 2017
Good place to work. Lots of nice people in the business acquisition community. Good development program for new hires into the business community. Lots of unique opportunities.
Pros
Good time off benefits
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Security Specialist/Senior Physical Security (Former Employee) –  Fort Meade, MD 20755October 8, 2017
Good place to work and the management is very supporting and all won't to help you move upward and into management and assist with promotions and work life.
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A great place to work
Senior Exceutive (Former Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDOctober 1, 2017
Fast pace in computer and electronic engineer work.
Certified Computer System Analyst
Certified Electronic Engineer
Top notch management
I loved every part of the job.
The hardest part of the job was time.
The workplace culture was great because the quality of people you worked with.
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Military
Branch Chief (Former Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDSeptember 28, 2017
Management was great for the most part, people are cohesive within the organization. There were many opportunities for growth, I would recommend it to anyone working in the intelligence field.
Pros
Job Security
Cons
You work with the same people you worked for in the military
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Outstanding
Target Digital Network Analyst + Various (Current Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDSeptember 19, 2017
Broadly skilled Intelligence Community (IC) technical leader with over 40 years' experience and expertise in the Intelligence Community (IC) providing analysis, collection operations, and system engineering in support of missions and military operations, tactical and strategic planning, business unit development, project and program management, problem solving, and complex system engineering. Genuine team player committed to managing operations and projects flawlessly while contributing to various mission activities. Cross-functional communicator easily interfaces with senior leaders, peers, subordinates, and customers. Versatile, innovative, and loyal management professional able to see the big picture while staying on top of all the details.
Pros
Leave - Support the United States
Cons
Too Much Work --to few hours
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Diverse opportunities
IT Services Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Ft. Meade, MDSeptember 6, 2017
If you want a chance to move around it is a great place. Different locations and the ability to work with other DOD components, the Intelligence Community and others.
Pros
Mission, serving others
Cons
Govt rules
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Relaxed and easy going
Security Escort (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJuly 19, 2017
Easy going job and not stressful. Great for college kids because the pay is great and you can basically pick your schedule! Job can be a bit boring at times, hardest part is staying awake.
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Great employer
Registry Officer (Former Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDJuly 16, 2017
Typical government agency, founded on and run by nepotism. Other than that? Decent pay, amazing benefits, and the best job security in the world. Low expectations and easy work.
Pros
Only spend about 20% of your day actually working.
Cons
Advancement depends upon who you know.
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Job Security is good
Senior Enlisted Leader Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDJuly 7, 2017
I liked the team I was working with and the collaborative meetings. The one thing I didn't like was the 6AM start time but parking was better early in the morning.
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Top notched dedicated group
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDJuly 6, 2017
An excellent group of highly intelligent people doing amazing work. You would be amazed by the accomplishments that happen on a daily basis. A pleasure and honor to have worked there.
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A very friendly environment
Engineer Specialist Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDJuly 5, 2017
A very pleasant environment to with very friendly people.

Enhanced my job skills from a variety of on hands training.

Very diverse work culture.

Parking in the morning.

Never ending room to grow
Pros
Great benfits
Cons
bi-weekly pay
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Great Place to Work for a Balanced Work/Life Schedule
Project Manager/Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDJuly 1, 2017
As both a contractor and FTE, I was able to balance both my work and life responsibilities. Sometimes the work came first and for long hours at a stretch but this was always coordinated in advance. Management was only downfall. Many times managers are only in those positions because they weren't qualified for the actual working positions. Only left due to relocation of spouse's job.
Pros
Work schedules, co-workers, benefits
Cons
poor management, parking
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Fulfilling, important work.
Spanish Linguist (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 26, 2017
What I did was important, and the quick project turn around made it fun and exciting. Would have continued working there as a civilian ONLY, had school not been an option.
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Productive and fun working environment
Language Analyst - Subject Matter Expert (Former Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDJune 21, 2017
This agency was a great place to work at and it was a friendly working environment. It allowed me to complete my masters degree while working and it was paid for.
Pros
great agency to work for
Cons
too far from where I live
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Excellent Place to Work
Digital Network Analyst (Current Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDJune 17, 2017
The National Security Agency is flexible with work schedules, offer an enormous amount of education with their National Cryptologic School, travel and deployment opportunities, and understand that family is important. I worked in several different offices while employed at NSA and each one had competent leadership, caring staff, and more than enough work to go around. It is a niche job and the work is complex, but knowing that your work contributes directly to policy makers, including the White House, is a rewarding experience.
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Excellent place to work.
Network Infrastructure Analyst (Former Employee) –  Laurel, MDJune 17, 2017
Great opportunities to learn and grow. Great work conditions. Excellent opportunities to travel. Very large talent pool. Excellent leadership. 30 days paid vacation.
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Rewarding Career Opportunities
Employee (Current Employee) –  Ft. Meade, MDJune 13, 2017
The agency allows you to move around and have a variety of different career experiences in locations all over the world. It is a great place to get experience.
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Unique place to work
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDJune 5, 2017
Overall it is a nice place to work. The work load is very dynamic and have the mobility to move around. Working within the limited boundaries can be rough; however, management is typically very helpful.
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Challenging positions that make a real difference
Senior Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) –  Fort Meade, MDJune 5, 2017
Classified unable to reveal more specifics than in my resume (sorry). Super place to work, though I didn't care for the Maryland-DC area. Possibility exists to pursue various tracks (tech, intel, etc).
Pros
Protecting the country and our people
Cons
Management proficiency varies
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Laid back and ability to work on the projects you want.
Computer Scientist (Former Employee) –  Hanover, MDJune 5, 2017
The most enjoyable part my job was the collaborative work environment. The hardest part was the technical challenges presented to me that I had to work for. Management seemed to be lacking in any sort of urgency and organization. Workplace culture was a mix between casual and professional (a refreshing balance).
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