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Great culture and sense of purpose
Assistant Section Chief (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 10, 2018
The culture is enthusiastic, fast-paced with a sense of accomplishment. Leaders and managers are extremely competent. The work is rewarding because it provides the chance to protect the United States
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Great employee benefits
Cons
Worklife balance can be difficult
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Unique working experience
Financial & Procurement Specialist (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 10, 2018
Working along side agents gives for a very enlightening experience. Very mission driven group of people protecting national security. Great work perks!
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Great place to work
Special Investigator (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 9, 2018
Great working conditions and assignment of cases. Fun place to work with lots of freedom to set your own work hours, work location and schedule. Often case workload is slow. Enjoyable part of working is that you're able to set your own work remotely and submit reports and invoices online. Work culture is outstanding and you're able to work alone at your own pace.
Pros
Lots freedom
Cons
Not enough work
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Outstanding
Special Agent (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJNovember 30, 2018
Outstanding work place. Great place to work and great people.
I would absolutely recommend the FBI to anyone interested in Law Enforcement. The best law enforcement agency in the world
Pros
great enviornment
Cons
long hours
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Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  West VirginiaNovember 30, 2018
My position as a contractor was very productive and the people on site helpful and friendly. I do not have anything bad to say regarding my experience.
Pros
People were wonderful.
Cons
Distance traveled to work daily (180 miles roundtrip)
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Busy. Always changing.
ELECTRONICS ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Quantico, VANovember 28, 2018
Job frequently involved "invent something new this week." Got to work on new technology earlier than most. Very interesting work most of the time. Unique work.
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Very professional work enviornment.
Contractor - Program Analyst (Current Employee) –  Clarksburg, WVNovember 27, 2018
The typical day at work is mainly spent at a desk which is kind of monotonous. The mission that follows makes it well worth it. The management is exactly what you'd expect from a Government agency; well organized & a solid structure built off of great communication and team work. I enjoy coming to work everyday because I always learn something new and that is exciting for me.
Pros
Two breaks with a lunch in between, paid holidays, great benefits
Cons
if one does not posses the proper clearance, they must be escorted.
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Mission Oriented
Enterprise Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 24, 2018
Great mission focus. Focus on delivering value and making a difference. Each person has the ability to create their own path for advancement and promotion.
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Great place to work
Records Manager (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJNovember 20, 2018
Open and closing cases in a assigned squad, data entry into there secure system, filing, answering phones regarding a file, assuring that all important papers are in the system and the file.
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Great pay
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Would have been more proficient if management didn't get involved.
TFO (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NENovember 16, 2018
Would have been more proficient if management didn't get involved. To much politics and not enough common sense. Numbers driven, check the box, not out in the field getting work done. Butts in seats, not proactive enough.
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Good place to work
Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 5, 2018
Great people to work with, great mission. I have worked a variety of positions with the FBI which have enabled me to see and experience many aspects of the bureau. It is a very good place to work at.
Pros
Mission and the people you work with
Cons
Some days are very routine
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A Career That Means Something
Supervisory Special Agent (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZNovember 4, 2018
I have worked for the FBI for over 23 years as a Special Agent and a Supervisory Special Agent. It has been a fast paced, exciting and satisfying career. The people you get to work with put team first and individual second. They are strong group of people possessing a high level of integrity, initiative and courage. I go to bed each night knowing I did something good that day. My only criticism is the mandatory retirement age of 57, without an option to transfer to a contract or non-law enforcement position within the organization. Other than that, it has been a wonderful career.
Pros
The people you work with.
Cons
Must be flexible, otherwise this job will wear you down.
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Its Great!
Electronics Technician/Analyst (Current Employee) –  Redstone Arsenal, ALNovember 4, 2018
The FBI can give you the opportunity to learn new things and travel at the government's expense. A typical work day is 8 hours and you'll stay busy. Management can be very professional and often attend outside managerial training. Culture is diverse.
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Place to learn new things.
OFFICE SERVICES TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 30, 2018
The FBI can give you the opportunity to learn new things and travel at the government's expense. A typical work day is 8 hours and you'll stay busy. Management can be very unprofessional and need to attend outside managerial training. Culture is diverse.
Pros
hour long lunch break daily.
Cons
If you're not "a favorite" you will not be selected if you compete for another position.
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Productive and fun workplace with a decent work culture.
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 26, 2018
A typical day consisted of roll call, BOLO's, mission briefings, and POC introductions for ambassadors. I was able to learn more about foreign relations and how dignitaries were treated when entering the United States.
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Rewarding
Information Technology Specialist (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLOctober 25, 2018
The FBI provide opportunities that are impossible to find in the civilian sector. You can see how what you do on a daily basis is making a difference for this country.
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Its a job
Supervisory Surveillance Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 25, 2018
I enjoyed my time there and hope to return to this environment at a different location growth opportunities a fast pace and slow paced work enviroment
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Good pay
Certified Government Information Specialist, GS-12 (Current Employee) –  Winchester, VAOctober 25, 2018
You get paid well. Benefits are wonderful. The best people tend to get overlooked for promotions and are usually the ones that work the hardest. You get to help with protecting the people of the United States, so that fulfilling.
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Excellent place to work.
Occupational Health Nurse (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 24, 2018
Wonderful place to work, taking care of excellent public servants.
Hardest part of the job was leaving when I moved home.
Daily work included preparing employees for deployment, largest part of the job.

Most enjoyable was working with the public servants. Employees are dedicated public servants are a job to work with. Management are experienced at their jobs.
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Exciting and challenging work environment
Supervisory Administrative Specialist (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAOctober 24, 2018
A typical work day is supporting investigations for an assigned program. I've learned a lot over the years, there are a lot of training and development opportunities. Most management is supportive of employees and the culture of the FBI is ever changing. The hardest part of the job is going with supporting the flow of the investigations as they change and develop. The most enjoyable part of the job is the reward of completing the investigations and the people.
Pros
People and work
Cons
Not enough flexibity in schedules (teleworking)
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