I joined NGA a handful of few years ago, and it's still the best career decision I've ever made. For starter's it's led by a great Vice Admiral and leader in Director Sharp. It's also a federal government job, so it has all the great tangible and intangible benefits that come with it (plus a few more that aren't offered to all agencies!). I love the mission and how we support the national security effort; it makes a difference knowing that I'm doing my part in something bigger than myself. The biggest reason why I joined NGA is to get better work-life balance than the private sector offers, and that has proven to be a good decision for me, my physical and mental health, and my family. Lastly, I love the career development options and upward mobility. If you perform well, you'll advance. It took me a little longer than I had hoped, but I've already received one big promotion in my time with NGA.
Work-Life Balance, Benefits, Facilities, Schedule Flexibility, Challenging Work, Great Mission