Agency Report

Missile Defense Agency (DOD)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  274  

2017 Index Score
58.0

Change from 2016
-3.8 


Parent Agency
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities (Index Score: 61.1)
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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 274 of 339 -3.8  58.0 61.8 56.3 57.8 55.3 51.7 51.4 49.5
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 226  of 336 -1.4  56.8 58.2 56.8 56.7 58.0 54.5 57.2 52.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 291  of 336 0.5  45.0 44.5 45.4 43.9 42.8 40.7 43.0 43.3
Effective Leadership: Fairness 208  of 336 0.3  57.8 57.5 57.4 56.6 65.1 57.0 60.5 57.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 189  of 336 -1.8  51.0 52.8 51.7 50.5 50.9 47.1 49.2 44.4
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 241  of 336 -2.8  68.0 70.8 67.3 69.3 69.1 67.5 70.5 63.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 266  of 338 2.2  75.3 73.1 74.7 72.9 71.4 71.0 72.7 69.8
Pay 203  of 338 3.3  63.6 60.3 67.7 65.1 61.7 65.4 74.6 75.4
Strategic Management 155  of 337 -1.9  58.7 60.6 58.3 58.7 60.6 59.2 58.4 55.1
Teamwork 168  of 337 -0.1  70.6 70.7 69.7 67.9 69.4 67.0 68.9 65.3
Innovation 264  of 337 -0.1  62.9 63.0 63.4 61.4 62.5 59.5 63.7 62.2
Training and Development 129  of 338 -0.9  65.6 66.5 66.4 64.9 63.7 67.5 69.5 62.0
Work–Life Balance 177  of 337 0.6  64.3 63.7 62.1 65.5 65.5 60.5 56.9 52.6
Support for Diversity 161  of 337 -0.8  63.8 64.6 62.8 64.0 62.8 61.7 65.7 61.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 285  of 336 -0.9  44.8 45.7 43.7 44.2 45.2 43.2 48.7 47.9
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 (2016)
230 ( 9.7% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
175

Workforce with less than three years of service
8.7%

Employees left (2016)
180 ( 7.6% )

Average left (2010-2016)
141


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics