Agency Report

Missile Defense Agency

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 415 Agency Subcomponents

  252  

2018 Engagement Score
61.4

Change from 2017
3.4 


Parent Agency
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities (Engagement Score: 63.2)
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
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 252 of 415 3.4  61.4 58.0 61.8 56.3 57.8 55.3 51.7 51.4 49.5
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 163  of 408 4.1  60.9 56.8 58.2 56.8 56.7 58.0 54.5 57.2 52.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 285  of 408 2.9  47.9 45.0 44.5 45.4 43.9 42.8 40.7 43.0 43.3
Effective Leadership: Fairness 125  of 408 5.0  62.8 57.8 57.5 57.4 56.6 65.1 57.0 60.5 57.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 144  of 408 4.5  55.5 51.0 52.8 51.7 50.5 50.9 47.1 49.2 44.4
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 187  of 408 3.8  71.8 68.0 70.8 67.3 69.3 69.1 67.5 70.5 63.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 315  of 410 0.5  75.8 75.3 73.1 74.7 72.9 71.4 71.0 72.7 69.8
Pay 158  of 410 3.3  66.9 63.6 60.3 67.7 65.1 61.7 65.4 74.6 75.4
Strategic Management 180  of 409 2.3  61.0 58.7 60.6 58.3 58.7 60.6 59.2 58.4 55.1
Teamwork 169  of 409 1.2  71.8 70.6 70.7 69.7 67.9 69.4 67.0 68.9 65.3
Innovation 230  of 409 2.5  65.4 62.9 63.0 63.4 61.4 62.5 59.5 63.7 62.2
Training and Development 122  of 410 1.0  66.6 65.6 66.5 66.4 64.9 63.7 67.5 69.5 62.0
Work–Life Balance 221  of 409 -1.0  63.3 64.3 63.7 62.1 65.5 65.5 60.5 56.9 52.6
Support for Diversity 113  of 409 2.4  66.2 63.8 64.6 62.8 64.0 62.8 61.7 65.7 61.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 215  of 408 4.7  49.5 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 (2017)
223 ( 9.1% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
176

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.8%

Employees left (2017)
153 ( 6.3% )

Average left (2013-2017)
149


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