Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director  Christopher Wray  (no image)
Christopher Wray
57 Ratings
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  1. "kill people"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Agent 

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time

    Pros

    super cool and also get paid alot

    Cons

    hard and need alot of concentracion

  2. "Best job in the world"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Special Agent in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I get to carry a gun and take part in raids and stings and put bad people in the jail

    Cons

    The long hours.Sometimes I won't see my family for 2 or 3 days

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  3. "Special Agent"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Agent 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time

    Pros

    Positive impact at local level

    Cons

    Besotted by politics, lost sense of purpose. Woefully inadequate leadership

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  4. "great job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Staff Operations Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time

    Pros

    We get to do everything from investigative work to analytics. Travel internationally quite a bit. Great iob and I love it.

    Cons

    Not a ton of upward mobility.

  5. "Nice Place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Database Administrator 

    I worked at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time

    Pros

    Excellent campus set in the WV hills. Lovely building. Nice to work there,

    Cons

    Can't think of any real negatives

  6. "Great environment to work at"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great senior leadership and lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Cafeteria is a bit pricey so expect to bring lunch

  7. Helpful (2)

    "The Bureau isn't the Same"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Agent in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and worthwhile mission.

    Cons

    Politics have infiltrated the organization. Executive Managers do not care about the workforce and make knee jerk decisions.

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  8. "Work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Product Surveillance Specialist 

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time

    Pros

    It is a great opportunity.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times.

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great mission, toxic culture"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Professional Staff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Worthwhile mission, great professional development opportunities, many amazingly dedicated people

    Cons

    Rampant workplace bullying, discrimination, abusive or self-interested “leadership”

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  10. "OCCUPATIONAL SUPPORT TECHNICIAN"

    5.0
     

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    Pros

    It's a good government job.

    Cons

    Be careful with whom you associated.

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