FAA
3.6 of 5 133 reviews
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FAA Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014
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3.6 133 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta

Michael P. Huerta

(26 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Air Traffic Control is an amazing job like no other"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Job security is decent even with sequester"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Rotating shifts, tough to get time off"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Rotating shift work, poor working conditions, micromanaged from above, adversarial labor/management culture"
    in 7 reviews
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    Telework, autonomy and leadership development

    Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsTelework available!!! love this.

    I also love the sense of autonomy I get from my boss.

    ConsLegacy mindset within the enterprise service center.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Full of fakeness

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits and job security.

    ConsManagers run the show. If you cannot play the fake game and smooch up to the necessary people. Your advancement is null, regardless of your knowledge and contributions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Contractor w/ the FAA

    Management and Program Analyst (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsYou're given a lot of responsibility.

    ConsNot the best space for opportunity if you are a contractor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a government job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswork and life balance, could coordinate travel schedule

    ConsWork pace was very slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have enjoyed my time at the FAA but it's time to move on

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe office I work in provides me with a lot of Independence and I am not micromanaged. I work on my projects and meet my deadlines, which keeps my management happy.

    ConsThe biggest con of working here (and probably at most government agencies) is the unfair distribution of the work load. If you are productive and get work done, then they pile the work on you, knowing that the project will get done. If you are lazy and unproductive, eventually management doesn't want to deal with you and just stops giving you work. This makes it harder on the employees that actually care and function. It breeds a lot of resentment (for me personally) and is the reason I'm looking for a new job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDeal with your poor performers! Not only for their sake, but for the sake of your other valuable employees who carry most of the workload and will eventually get really resentful at the amount of work they have to do while others waste time, and therefore leave. Or if they decide not to leave, eventually they will stop caring and you'll have another unproductive warm body to deal with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    C# developer for the FAA

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay for the work. Never busy

    Consnever busy. Laid back. Yes, this is a con. You can never get a raise or bonus. Only apply for another position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A full career of adventure and integrity

    Aerospace Manager (Current Employee)
    Lakewood, CA

    ProsLots of challenge and diversity in work projects

    ConsLots of politics to carefully dodge

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick problem solvers and train the rest

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great for an independent

    Management and Program Analyst/Instructor (Former Employee)
    Memphis, TN

    ProsWork well alone - you are good

    Treated well and professionally

    ConsCommunication is sparse
    Little to no training provided

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate expectations a little better. Maybe repeat it after the initial time, to allow some digestion of a lot of information.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The FAA is a positive, nurturing environment with lots of room for advancement and opportunity.

    Computer Specialist (Former Employee)
    Pomona, NJ

    ProsThe fast-paced day-to-day details made the day go by very fast.

    ConsSome people can't handle the pressure...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A decent salary and job security

    Airway Transportation Systems Specialist (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsTeamwork and a lot of training in OKC. Responsibilities of the job. What you do matters because lives depend on it. Job Security.

    ConsLimited pay and raises compared to those working in the private sector.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring back steps or some pay increase that corresponds to the length of time an employee has been with the company. Reward the employee with raises for taking on more responsibilities, such as being trained in multiple systems. As of now there is no reason other than to be more helpful to my office to agree to train in additional Comm/NAV and ESU systems.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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