Office of Naval Intelligence Reviews

Updated May 19, 2020

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  1. "Govvie"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intelligence Specialist in Suitland, MD

    I worked at Office of Naval Intelligence full-time

    Pros

    This is a typical government salary.

    Cons

    Complacency is the rule of the day.

  2. "Disappointing"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - IT Specialist 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Office of Naval Intelligence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good attempts to give employees work/life balance

    Cons

    Low competence in employee benefits knowledge, especially for military personnel transitioning to civilian life.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Surrounded by some incredibly smart people"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Office of Naval Intelligence full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to develop skills necessary to excel in the IC, endless amounts of work to complete so boredom won’t be an issue, you’ll always be engaged in various long-term projects and in constant contact with various agencies throughout the IC.

    Cons

    Endless mandatory training (computer based/formal presentations), horrible parking (when available), and the area where ONI is located (Shootland, Maryland)

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  4. "A career graveyard"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Department Head 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Office of Naval Intelligence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are some truly dedicated and talented individuals who work there for less money than they are worth.

    Cons

    The leadership at the time was a complete calamity, with the Commanding Officer on down. In my department especially, promotion to leadership positions were based on sucking up, and not performance or tenure. There was no training or on boarding pipeline. You would routinely be thrown into jobs you were not trained for, then disciplined for not performing.

  5. "Alright"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Suitland, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Office of Naval Intelligence full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good experience and ability to choose project

    Cons

    HR / Management. No room for quick advancement, or to reward hard workers

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  6. "Excellent place to start one's intel career"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Office of Naval Intelligence full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to be fully responsible for an assigned portfolio with a tangible impact much earlier than in many other IC agencies. Mostly good work-life balance. Opportunity also for civilians to gain and use niche expertise unlikely to be duplicated elsewhere in IC. Great sense of mission in some areas.

    Cons

    Less known and appreciated in the Intelligence Community than it should be, so the experience is sometimes seen as less prestigious. Can be disconnected from many broader IC opportunities. Promotion potential limited once mid career because the ratio of higher rank (GG-15, DISL/DISES and SES) positions is much lower than in some sister agencies, which creates bottlenecks for talent and retention problems in some areas.

  7. "Review of ONI"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Office of Naval Intelligence full-time

    Pros

    Fast career progression. Job security.

    Cons

    Lack of growth. Have to wait for people to retire or move on to advance.

  8. "Great guys to work for and with!!!!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Intelligence Officer in Suitland, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Office of Naval Intelligence full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great and convenient Suitland location.

    Cons

    Bonuses are hard to come by.

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  9. "Assistant Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (ADCISO)"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Suitland, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Office of Naval Intelligence full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have a great career and professional development department. From Franklin Covey, Information Security Training, Joint Duty Assignment Program, Continuing Education, Diversity program, Flex Work Schedule, Great Lunch Room and MWR program. Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage & Women's Enrichment programs.

    Cons

    Greatly Underfunded but team focus professionals to get the mission done.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Intelligence Analyst"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Suitland, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Office of Naval Intelligence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Only agency to focus directly on Maritime Threats. If you are looking for an easy federal intelligence job, you found it. Nobody gets fired. If you just want to clock in/clock out, ONI is for you. PTO is nice if you are prior military.

    Cons

    Located in highest crime section of D.C, on a federal facility with no access to food trucks/multiple food options. No room for growth, workforce mostly consists of retired Navy that are just double dipping from their retirement. This equals zero drive and innovation from workforce. Managers are retired Navy analysts, and have marginal leadership skills. If you are eager and young, this place is the complete opposite. You are hourly paid vice salary. People sit in positions for decades, requires someone to leave or die in order to advance.

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