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Office of Naval Intelligence Reviews

Updated Sep 5, 2019

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  1. "A career graveyard"

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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.

    Office of Naval Intelligence2019-09-06
  2. "Alright"

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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

    Advice to Management

    pay young employees more if you want to attract bright engineers

    Office of Naval Intelligence2019-01-30
  3. "Excellent place to start one's intel career"

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    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.

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    Office of Naval Intelligence2018-10-05
  4. "Review of ONI"

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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.

    Office of Naval Intelligence2018-07-31
  5. "Great guys to work for and with!!!!"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Give more bonuses!!!!

    Office of Naval Intelligence2018-03-30
  6. "Assistant Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (ADCISO)"

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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.

    Office of Naval Intelligence2017-12-19
  7. "Intelligence Analyst"

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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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    Advice to Management

    Expedite hiring process to get younger people in. Promote younger managers. Fire lazy government workers who just do the bare minimum. Make jobs salary vice hourly to support crisis situations.

    Office of Naval Intelligence2017-09-05
  8. "Great Organization to Work For"

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    Intel Analyst in Suitland, MD
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Office of Naval Intelligence for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely challenging work, fantastic work/life balance. The people working there are among some of the most patriotic in the entire country. Very smart coworkers, amazing leadership.

    Cons

    Physical location of the compound is in Suitland, MD which isn't exactly the nicest place in the DC area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Office of Naval Intelligence2016-12-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intelligence Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance Strong Division Leadership Potential to make a difference

    Cons

    Many employees overall lack quality. Some of the older employees who have been here a long time are outstanding and believe in the mission, but many younger hires had ONI as their "safety" federal job application and are mediocre. This is a gross generalization, but it is how I feel.

    Advice to Management

    Higher-level leadership cares more about face time than performance.

    Office of Naval Intelligence2017-01-02
  10. "There's some pyrite in the gold pot"

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    Administrative Assistant in Suitland, MD
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Office of Naval Intelligence for more than a year

    Pros

    The missions are important and impact worldwide customers. There are plenty of opportunities for junior and senior enlisted military members to take advantage of. Additionally, the new Commander is a very down-to-earth, hands on leader.Also, the Suitland metro station is just up the road and makes local, daily trips to DC convenient.

    Cons

    Some military leaders there are only that by rank and not by character. The neighborhood around the complex isn't the safest. But security on the complex is great.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a permanent party to run the Reserve Management Office that doesn't have a typical two or three year rotation. There needs to be some consistency in that position.

    Office of Naval Intelligence2016-08-09
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