Analyst (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – April 12, 2018
High cost of living area, moderate pay. Exciting work. Not enough time to focus on work, feels as if more time is spent on admin and non-work than actual work, and advancement is linked to pseudo-management type activities, not quality production.
Plethora or job titles (Current Employee) – Plethora of locations – March 18, 2018
I always wanted to wrk at CIA, and I have greatly enjoyed my career. It's a chance to serve your country in amazing and extremely different ways. Just recognize that the average manager is horrible, and that you will not be fairly compensated.
Excellent chance to serve your country.
horrible management, bad pay, poor work/life balance, health risks
Executive Secretary (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – March 12, 2018
Great Place to work! Nothing like you see on TV, but it is exciting to be part of the CIA. To be any part of this team is amazing, the long hours and manpower that goes into dedication, you can go on forever. Plus you can never bring work home with you.
Federal Police Officer (Former Employee) – Langley, VA – January 31, 2018
A good place to work but too political. Not the best place for a black male to make a mark. The work was challenging and there were opportunities to advance but those opportunities were reserved for personnel in the "pipeline". Personnel who had a network of mentors. No mentor? = No advancement past a certain level.
ENGINEER/PROGRAM MANAGER/EXECUTIVE MANAGER (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – January 24, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed my career at the CIA and would highly recommend working there. As a government employee, you receive excellent benefits with a generous PTO plan depending on your length of employment.
Challenging. Fascinating. Part of something larger than oneself
Case Officer (Former Employee) – Langley, VA – December 31, 2017
People in the CIA work hard. They know what they are doing matters. The job is challenging and can be stressful, but it also brings a deep sense of achievement and satisfaction. National security is at stake. What greater motivation could there be? Junior officers in the Agency are given a great deal of authority and freedom of operation -- far more than found in beginning positions in the private sector.