IMAGE ANALYST (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – September 22, 2017
They have many exciting positions, but they also have some that rival paint drying on walls. They also tend to change policies regarding employee mobility every few years, which makes it stressful on employees. You might be required to relocate after 5 years in one location. That can be good...and that can be bad.
human geographer (Current Employee) – Springfield, VA – September 17, 2017
Decent place to work if you are of the introverted persuasion. Analysts work hard and try to advance. However, management is lacking and there are too many managers to begin with. Not exactly a great place to be if you are looking for advancement as a female.
GEOINT Analyst (Former Employee) – Fort Belvoir, VA – August 10, 2017
I enjoyed working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The work was interesting and I had a chance to perform numerous functions while I was there. There was always an enjoyable opportunity to assist our military customers with their mission.
Hard to find a more fulfilling job.
Unfortunately, NGA moved from Bethesda, MD to Fort Belvoir, VA in 2011.
Geospatial Intelligence Analyst, TS/SCI Clearance (Former Employee) – Springfield, VA – July 30, 2017
At the time, the agency wasn't embracing geospatial technology to the degree it could. A central enterprise database and web mapping capability was needed for branches and divisions to communicate intelligence information but agency management did not prioritize these items.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 26, 2017
As a DoD Contractor working at NGA, I have become accustomed to working in high-tempo and stressful environments. Providing actionable intelligence support to the decisionmakers in a time-dominant environment is something that I really enjoyed doing. The culture was one of openness and respect.
Geospatial Data Steward (Current Employee) – Springfield, VA – July 5, 2017
A typical day at work brings mixed emotions. You have to arrive early to get decent parking most of the time, but the amenities available on campus are better than anywhere else I've worked. During the work day, everything is an emergency just like anywhere else, and you're surrounded by many leaders who take themselves entirely too seriously. The security culture is overwhelming there, and the combination of that, the hyper-serious management, and the high work load in many components, engenders a certain level of disengagement among the workforce. There is an inextricable military culture in this agency due to the fact that former military represents the lion's share of the workforce. I would guess that this is where the hyper-seriousness of much of the management stems from. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the people who work there, negotiating the dominant personalities, and managing upward to get things done. The most enjoyable part of the job is the breaks, amenities, and annual leave, with a salary that allows you to do many things you might not otherwise be able to afford if you were doing the same type of work elsewhere.
Salary, amenities on campus, attractive workplace, work/life balance
Insane security culture, Military culture, dominant personalities, hyper-serious management, work load
Branch Chief, Office of Sciences and Methodologies (Current Employee) – Springfield, VA 22150 – June 5, 2017
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is both an intelligence agency and a combat support agency. Your contributions have a direct impact on deployed military personnel, as well as, national policy makers.
Self-study and concentration of task at hand will help solve lack of help from associates; you have to motivate and train yourself.
Collection Manager and ISSR (Former Employee) – Springfield, VA – May 18, 2017
Self-study and concentration of task at hand will help solve lack of help from associates; you have to motivate and train yourself. An older culture; barriers and discrimination are just now being overcome.
Intelligence Officer (Modeling and Simulation) (Current Employee) – Fort Detrick, MD – May 13, 2017
Don't know what else to say
Promotions do not exist. One must apply (during an open season) to be "promotable" then once you are selected as "promotable" THEY tell you where to go for that promotion. If you don't what that position (don't like the job, don't want to move) forget about the promotion!
Provides world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intel professionals and first responders
CARTOGRAPHIC ANALYST AND PRODUCTION MANAGER (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – March 15, 2017
Great place to work with ample opportunities to excel with continuing educational opportunities and working with world class leaders in the intelligence community. Employees are engaged and take ownership of the work they do. Employees often work as a team yet each employee has ample opportunity to work independently on critical assignments important to understanding the world-wide geopolitical environment. There is a collaborative work culture with opportunities to participate in numerous volunteer activities, many of which are fun in addition to rewarding. This is a great place to grow individually and to know that your efforts are making a difference beyond the homeland.
Personal development, challenging activities, job security, great benefits, great people