Agency Report

Missile Defense Agency (DOD)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  170  

2016 Index Score
61.8

Change from 2015
5.5 


Parent Agency
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities (Index Score: 59.8)
Mission
To develop, test and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight.
Website
http://www.mda.mil/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 170 of 305 5.5  61.8 56.3 57.8 55.3 51.7 51.4 49.5
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 138 of 303 1.4  58.2 56.8 56.7 58.0 54.5 57.2 52.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 235 of 303 -0.9  44.5 45.4 43.9 42.8 40.7 43.0 43.3
Effective Leadership: Fairness 138 of 303 0.1  57.5 57.4 56.6 65.1 57.0 60.5 57.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 122 of 303 1.1  52.8 51.7 50.5 50.9 47.1 49.2 44.4
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 111 of 303 3.5  70.8 67.3 69.3 69.1 67.5 70.5 63.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 258 of 304 -1.6  73.1 74.7 72.9 71.4 71.0 72.7 69.8
Pay 186 of 304 -7.4  60.3 67.7 65.1 61.7 65.4 74.6 75.4
Strategic Management 94 of 304 2.3  60.6 58.3 58.7 60.6 59.2 58.4 55.1
Teamwork 100 of 304 1.0  70.7 69.7 67.9 69.4 67.0 68.9 65.3
Innovation 182 of 304 -0.4  63.0 63.4 61.4 62.5 59.5 63.7 62.2
Training and Development 78 of 304 0.1  66.5 66.4 64.9 63.7 67.5 69.5 62.0
Work–Life Balance 136 of 304 1.6  63.7 62.1 65.5 65.5 60.5 56.9 52.6
Support for Diversity 66 of 304 1.8  64.6 62.8 64.0 62.8 61.7 65.7 61.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 196 of 303 2.0  45.7 43.7 44.2 45.2 43.2 48.7 47.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 174 of 285 2.0  61.3 59.3 60.4 63.0 52.5 55.1 49.2
Male 184 of 294 5.3  63.7 58.4 57.9 54.8 53.8 52.8 50.8
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 0.0 
Black or African-American 49 of 225 0.5  72.3 71.8 61.2 57.3 65.0 73.2 51.9
Hispanic or Latino 0.0  51.3
Multi-racial 0.0  54.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 212 of 299 4.8  61.8 57.0 58.3 56.8 51.6 50.1 48.7
Employees with Disabilities 152 of 194 5.6  52.6 47.0 60.2 60.8 45.3
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 130 of 230 3.2  63.2 60.0 59.6 57.8 54.8
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 0.0 
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 0.0 
IT Specialist 0.0 
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Data source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employees joined (2015)
118 ( 5.1% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
284

Workforce with less than three years of service
8.8%

Employees left (2015)
164 ( 7.1% )

Average left (2010-2015)
143


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics