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My job experience in working in 3 lines of businesses has been repeatedly disappointing and frustrating.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Support Specialist in Renton, WA
Current Employee - Support Specialist in Renton, WA

I have been working at FAA

Pros

I like having the ability to contribute to public safety.
The job is stable and the benefits are good.
There are a lot of opportunities to learn about aviation.

Cons

Overall, the management and leadership are abysmal. Employee morale is low. The FAA repeatedly shows up on the bottom of the list of the best government agencies to work for. Micromanagement and incompetence are rampant.

The bureaucracy is stifling. Many departments provide redundant services. It is hard to move around within the agency, and if you are not an engineer or an air traffic controller, it is even harder.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn how to actually manage your departments and provide some vision and leadership. Being a manager is more than telling your subordinates "because I said so."

Doesn't Recommend

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    Stable yet diverse place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FAA

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to work in numerous IT disciplines.

    Cons

    Extremely hard to advance since the turnover rate is very low. There are currently too many department heads and redundancy of work performed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more opportunity for advancement. Prefer the use of Federal Employees over contract employees. Remember to recognize outstanding work performed by employees in various ways.

    Recommends
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    Best Job Ever! Worst Agency Ever!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

    I have been working at FAA

    Pros

    Government benefits
    Great retirement with a pension
    Working air traffic is a complete dream
    Growth is there if you want to suck up to the big wigs
    Union representation

    Cons

    Management is clueless to who you even are
    Too political
    Not enough communication between management and employees, even in the same building!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you came from.
    You all started in the same place, doing the same job. Please don't forget that.

    Doesn't Recommend
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