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FAA Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
154 Reviews
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154 Reviews
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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 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Rotating shifts, tough to get time off (in 7 reviews)

  • Shift work with weekends and holidays (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Farmington, MN
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Farmington, MN

    I have been working at FAA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Don't take work home with you. Unplug and your day is over. Repeat.

    Cons

    Work some nights, weekends, holidays. But you're compensated extra for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great agency most of the ti

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FAA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, work life, goo valence

    Cons

    It is government after all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    air traffic controller at National Airport.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Washington, DC

    I worked at FAA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    aviation is wonderful....something new happens every day....you cannot make a mistake so every day
    is perfect. Everyone respects the ATC and the job he does.

    Cons

    equipment breaks down much too often. The controller must maintain strict awareness 100% of the
    time while on duty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    FAA has stability and growth opportunities, but lacks in the area of bonus specific incentives like the private sector.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at FAA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability, work life balance and office culture.

    Cons

    No incentives for salary growth, stock options etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide incentives for growth and a more incentive based reward system which could at least somewhat try to match private sector.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Telework, autonomy and leadership development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at FAA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Telework available!!! love this.

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

    Cons

    Legacy mindset within the enterprise service center.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A full career of adventure and integrity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aerospace Manager in Lakewood, CA
    Current Employee - Aerospace Manager in Lakewood, CA

    I have been working at FAA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of challenge and diversity in work projects

    Cons

    Lots of politics to carefully dodge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick problem solvers and train the rest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A decent salary and job security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at FAA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Pomona, NJ
    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Pomona, NJ

    I worked at FAA full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some people can't handle the pressure...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great pay and benefits. Great diverse group of individuals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aviation Safety Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Aviation Safety Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at FAA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has great job security, and a ton of great people working for them. No work on holidays and its paid, and working on the weekends is for the most part unheard of.

    Cons

    Not alot of administrative positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for admistrative to have some upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A wonderful experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at FAA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Allowed to develop leadership

    Cons

    constant reorganization conditioned a person to be flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to show development initiative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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