What is it like to work at National Security Agency?

4.2Work/Life Balance
4.2Job Security/Advancement
Military in the agency
Written by Protocol Officer/ Photography Program Manager (Former Employee) from Wahiawā, HI on October 3, 2018
I worked as both a language analyst and a member of their protocol team for a total of four years of service. As a disclaimer I was a military person embedded in their organization so I'm not privy to their inner workings. That being said, it was overall a pleasant experience. The majority of people I worked with were professional, intelligent, and - more... capable. You are given a great deal of autonomy most of the time and the field is greatly driven by collaboration with your coworkers. It provides a great sense of satisfaction when you accomplish a goal and can see the result of it. There isn't muc ... - less
ProsPay, Benefits, Promotion, Career Building
ConsFierce Competition for Promotion, Tendencies to not fire but to promote and move incompetance
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