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4.3
Average Rating
(based on 12 Central Intelligence Agency Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.2
Growth Opportunities
4.1
People You Work With
4.7
Person You Work For
4.5
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
4.3
Way You Work
4.4
Work Setting
4.2
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"I have worked as an analyst for the CIA now for 3+ years and find it to be a very demanding and challenging workplace that enables me to use my abilities to the best I can. The work environment has given me the tools I need to succeed and move up in my field, as I constantly strive to challenge myself, and thus why I believe moving to the private industry would afford me that new challenge. The CIA has given me a great foundation to use my knowledge and skills as an intelligence analyst."
Posted 8 years ago in Washington, DC
Central Intelligence Agency Employee

"I've worked for the CIA for two years and have found it to be a great environment with a large number of helpful employees who have provided me with a great deal of real world on the job training and experience in systems and software engineering, both in design and implementation."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Central Intelligence Agency Employee

"I worked for the CIA since June 2007. I was recently RIFed because I was in between assignments and Congress mandated that they reduce their numbers. It was an okay place to work, I learned a lot of skills because they liked their MSA's to change positions every couple of years."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

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4.3
Central Intelligence Agency (19)

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Intelligence Analyst

"I have worked as an analyst for the CIA now for 3+ years and find it to be a very demanding and challenging workplace that enables me to use my abilities to the best I can. The work environment has given me the tools I need to succeed and move up in my field, as I constantly strive to challenge myself, and thus why I believe moving to the private industry would afford me that new challenge. The CIA has given me a great foundation to use my knowledge and skills as an intelligence analyst."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Telecommunications Information Systems Officer
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Telecommunications Officer

"One of the top places to work for the US Government."

What do you like about working at Central Intelligence Agency?

"A very unusual place to work to help the USA. Very varied job tasks and one had to adapt quickly to new situations."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Try to relax, they are good people who have a job to do."

What don't you like about working at Central Intelligence Agency?

"Having to deal with secrets that you can not tell anyone about."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Try to be less militaristic and impower your people to be inovative."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Intelligence Analyst

What do you like about working at Central Intelligence Agency?

"Research, learning opportunities, professional growth opportunities, travel, uniqueness, language training, family atmosphere, flexibility, stability"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a unique and rewarding opportunity, so take the job and make use of all the variety of opportunities and enjoy the stability."

What don't you like about working at Central Intelligence Agency?

"As time went by I began to feel burnt out, overworked, repetitive, stuck in a rut, micromanaged,"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Impossible to answer, large bureaucracy, no contact, no experience in management"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Lead Facility Engineer
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Assistant Manager
Person You Work For 4.6 / 5 People You Work With 4.1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.8 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Equipment Operator
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5 Way You Work 4.5 / 5
Senior Systems Engineer
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Contract Officer
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Security Escort
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Senior Executive

"Excellent"

What do you like about working at Central Intelligence Agency?

"I love it. Mission is important, make me feel proud to be a part of the organization."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Need to really take serious on duties and responsibilities ."

What don't you like about working at Central Intelligence Agency?

"Commute to work and parking limitted"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Increase parking by build 2nd floor parking spaces."

Telecommunications Information Security Officer

"The CIA wasn't the right fit for me and didnt' provide me the opportunity I was looking for."

What do you like about working at Central Intelligence Agency?

"I enjoyed the traveling experience I gained, and at times I did find the pleasure in the work I did for the offices I supported."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"All I can say with this, is make sure that this is a place that you would like to work in, as the situations and environments you can work in are stressful."

What don't you like about working at Central Intelligence Agency?

"I found it difficult to work under the abnormal situations that they placed their officers in and was never given a fair chance to improve."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"If I could make suggestion for management, it would be to listen more to the employee's and to truly give an equal and fair opportunity for advancement or improvement."

Technical Operations Officer

"Ok for a couple of short questions with a limited response."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I do not have any tips at this time."

What don't you like about working at Central Intelligence Agency?

"The majority of the technology work was done outside the agency by contractors."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Since it has been a while since I worked there, I really cannot make any suggestions."

Central Intelligence Agency Reviews FAQs

Is Central Intelligence Agency a good company to work for?

Central Intelligence Agency has an overall rating of 4.3 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 12 Central Intelligence Agency Review Ratings left anonymously by Central Intelligence Agency employees, which is 10% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 100% of employees would recommend working at Central Intelligence Agency.

Does Central Intelligence Agency pay their employees well?

Central Intelligence Agency employees earn $63,500 annually on average, or $31 per hour, which is 4% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 4 Central Intelligence Agency employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Central Intelligence Agency Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at Central Intelligence Agency?

100% of employees would recommend working at Central Intelligence Agency with the overall rating of 4.3 out of 5. Employees also rated Central Intelligence Agency 4.2 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.9 for Rewards You Receive, 4.1 for Growth Opportunities and 4.3 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Central Intelligence Agency?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Central Intelligence Agency is a Senior Executive at $177,000 annually. Browse Central Intelligence Agency Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Central Intelligence Agency?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Central Intelligence Agency is a Summer Intern at $26,000 annually. Browse Central Intelligence Agency Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Central Intelligence Agency?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Central Intelligence Agency to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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