FBI Employee Reviews

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Respect for All
Contract Linguist (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 16, 2018
Typical day
1.Translation
2. transcriptions

Learned:
1. Bureau's proprietary software
2. Respect for all

Management
1. Open Door Policy
2. Respect for all
3. Fairness
4. Non Judgmental

Workplace culture
1.Phenomenal
2.Room for growth
3.Diversity is celebrated
4.Peaceful

Hardest part of the job
1.Finding a parking place during weekdays
2. Cost of parking

Most enjoyable part of the job
1. Colleagues gathering to have some tea and some zen moments
2. Knowing my minute work is instrumental in having one less
dangerous out there.
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wish I never left
Communications Security Custodian (Former Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXJuly 14, 2018
Excellent place to work, great agents, small office, great staff. I wish I never left to pursue legal work but was young and naive. If you are lucky enough to work here, dont leave!
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IT Specialist (Current Employee) –  Clarksburg, WV 26306July 13, 2018
Most days are spent directing the contractor for work to be performed per the contract. Answering email is a large part of the work and helping staff get what they need to perform their jobs.

I have learned many things about communication and leadership while in the project management roles as well as lead roles for other tasks. Management is very helpful at providing support.
Pros
great people to work with
Cons
Need more time off
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Most satisfying job I have ever had
EEO Invstigator (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 12, 2018
The best job if you want to serve the country, not necessarily in uniform. Most satisfying meaningful job I have had with unequaled opportunities to participate in challenging and diverse investigations around the world. You are only limited by your own imposed limitations in this position.
Pros
Job satisfaction
Cons
Demanding schedule
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Make a difference daily
Supervisory Special Agent (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 10, 2018
The work is extremely important. Lots of administrative hurdles to doing the simplest things. There are tons of different things you can do on this job but you have to go out and find them. Serve in the US or abroad. Overall: recommend.
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Excellent
Subject Matter Expert (SME) (Current Employee) –  Stafford, VAJuly 9, 2018
1) Daily work is very fast paced
2) Learned about DNA
3) Management is ok
4) Workplace culture is good
5) Very past faced
6) I have been working with the CODIS (DNA) project since 11 years.
Pros
Free Sodas and snacks
Cons
Good health benifits
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Government Job
Special Agent (Former Employee) –  Fort Walton Beach, FLJuly 6, 2018
This is a typical government job with federal investigative responsibilities. Must be able to communicate, written and orally, and interact with others well.
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Hard to get in but worth the wait
Associate Chief Security Officer/Acting Chief (Current Employee) –  Kapolei, HIJuly 5, 2018
Great if you're an agent, not so great if you're professional staff. If you stay in one location your whole career without having to transfer it may be better. If you try to transfer as a non-agent they will give you the worst possible time.
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Outstanding Work Place
Director (Current Employee) –  Washington DCJuly 4, 2018
Outstanding Place to work and contribute. Service to country is the driving factor at this organization. Protecting the American people against threats.
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great profession
Special Agent (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 2, 2018
was a great place to work challenge unpredictability and a sense of adventure not seen anywhere else I am proud of my service and my accomplishments won several awards in my career
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Good people doing great work
Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJune 30, 2018
Hard working people with passion to serve and protect. Truth and justice will always prevail. It is a culture like no other with blended professions of many talented people who go unnoticed and still work hard everyday to serve and protect the country.
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my 27 years as a Special Agent
Special Agent (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 27, 2018
Great job. Great people. Great cases. I worked for the F.B.I. for almost 27 years and was sad to leave. The mandatory retirement age is 57. There is adequate promotional opportunity and the job is VERY rewarding. Management has always been a source of trouble.
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Great agency
Stenographer/Secretary (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLJune 25, 2018
This agency held a superior rating; however, recent publicity has diminished its credibility. Unfortunately, a few top individuals tarnished the reputation of this agency.
Pros
Salary/benefits
Cons
Recent publicity
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Productive
Management and Program Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 22, 2018
Hours of operation 8-4:30

Ability to expand learning in varying positions that enabled advancement. Enjoyed the atmosphere family environment; hard to accept the existing dynamics where the morale is moderate to low. Overall individuals work hard to support the mission and enjoy what they do.
Pros
Like the work
Cons
Extensive overtime
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Varies by position
Professional Staff (Current Employee) –  HQCJune 20, 2018
This is a great place to work, but if you're not an agent and you plan to stay until you are eligible for retirement, it's essential to develop a career strategy in order to move up. You should also plan to move at least once in your career, if not more.
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High Honor
Auditor (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 10, 2018
It is a great honor to work for this organization. The everyday employees are top notch, the mission is what drives the organization, and there is ample work/life balance.
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Fast-paced and hurried approach in problem-solving
Assistant Unit Chief / System Lead (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 8, 2018
Strategic planning to resolve space management issues for workforce to workspace or workplace.

Learning how to adapt and align with the culture to meet the mission requirements.

Management is reactive to the needs versus master planning based on past precedence or quantitative knowledge.

The workplace culture appears to thrive organizationally by communicative and collaborative efforts. It also proves to know the right people to move successfully in your personal career advancement.

Non-communications from senior executive management and leadership in addressing how the mission addresses the long-term vision of the enterprise.

Helping People.
Pros
The prestige of the FBI and the Professionalism
Cons
Agent personnel having the Professional staff not equipped to meet the support requirement
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Really good place to work
Human Resource Generalist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 7, 2018
There is really nothing negative to say while I work for the company. It was a great place to work. With a lot of opportunities for advancement within the company. Great benefits along with being able to travel around the world.
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Interesting work
Senior Management (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 2, 2018
Always have ability to learn something new. No two days are ever the same. Offers challenging work assignments and interesting work projects. Most employees are passionate about the mission.
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Great Rewarding work
Special Agent (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CTJune 1, 2018
Best job/career possible. Everyday is different; there is a fair amount of time in the office doing paperwork--if it's not documented it didn't happen! Lots of paperwork. But, chance to make an actual difference impact in people's lives and protect the country.
Pros
Meaningful work, great people.
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