FAA Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Pros
  • Has great job security, and a ton of great people working for them (in 15 reviews)

  • Air Traffic Control is an amazing job like no other (in 8 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. Electronics/ Welder

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    Former Contractor - Contractor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at FAA as a contractor (more than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Expert in the field of avionic electronics

    Cons

    short contract is hard to live on.

    Advice to Management

    Contracts pay is hire to cover my own overhead.
    Permanent employment must cover health insurance with wage.

  2. Air Traffic Controller

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and not get bored.

    Cons

    Shift Work can be challenging.

  3. Excellent place to work at

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FAA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity and opportunity to influence outcomes

    Cons

    Like any government agency; things take a longer time to evolve

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

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  5. So far i have enjoyed my employment as a FAA employee. However, I only started academy training about 3 weeks ago.

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The hours, people you work with and pay are all great pros of working for the FAA. The FAA does a great job of screening people and having the best people with great personalities for every job. The consistent pay is also great as it provides support and a stable income to provide for my family.

    Cons

    Some cons working as a controller are the swing shifts. its tough to plan around and can sometimes interfere with your family but its a great career nevertheless.

  6. Learning Experience

    Former Intern - Volunteer Student Summer Position in Absecon, NJ
    Former Intern - Volunteer Student Summer Position in Absecon, NJ

    I worked at FAA as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly, helpful, hours are flexible

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can turn into toil

    Advice to Management

    None

  7. FAA

    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Performed as a contract and full time support consultant covering a twenty one year span. Translation, a job that provided longevity and security. Served as a asset manager and documentation manager for aeronautical products.

    Cons

    I received in-house training on automated inventory systems to manage IT assets located throughout the US. Too widely dispersed, accountability in some cases were very challenging

    Advice to Management

    Federal Government no recommendations.

  8. Changing and Upgrading Purpose

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at FAA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open minded and always thinking outside of the box.

    Cons

    Constant Organizational Change not well thought out

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize organizational changes and promote all personnel with 25 or more years service to J Band pay grade as they are long overdue!!!!

  9. Looking forward to working for faa

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at FAA

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefits
    Potential Career growth

    Cons

    Stressful job
    A lot of competition

  10. Rewarding

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    None.

  11. Great agency most of the ti

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, work life, goo valence

    Cons

    It is government after all

    Advice to Management

    None that I can think of

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