FCC Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
Updated May 23, 2014
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  1.  

    Novel / multi arena job

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    Former Employee - District Director
    Former Employee - District Director

    I worked at FCC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Varied work. Exposure to multiple disciplines. Work in both technical arena and administrative law enforcement. Work schedule flexibility. Small teams and direct interface with management structure.

    Cons

    Perks as compared to industry is sad. Budgetary restrictions. Limited training budget. Field staff under appreciated and supported. 24/7 aspect of the work. Technical work hampered by political environment at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field structure and staff. Tailor data acquisition to the task at hand and not to reporting requirments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Central to the tech world, still a bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Economist  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FCC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Federal employees have great hours and benefits. Get to work on policy issues and read about them in the press.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is for real and will drive you crazy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work/life balance, little advancement opportunity

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at FCC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to have a family and work on interesting topics.
    Teleworking and various employee inclusion events.

    Cons

    No advancement outside of the position you were hired for.
    Positions for advancement come too few and far in between.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Attorney Advisor  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Attorney Advisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at FCC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, collaborative atmosphere. Great benefits, a great many opportunities for advancement, flexible work arrangements including telecommuting.

    Cons

    You're at the whims of the federal government budgeting process which lately has added uncertainty in terms of furloughs, hiring and advancement, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate more broadly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I enjoyed my time at FCC for a time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCC full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and willing to work with you at times

    Cons

    Too many people trying to be there on boss.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Law school internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCC

    Pros

    Great exposure to learning the regulatory challenges and policy priorities in an agency dealing with the fastest growing, fastest innovating segment of the economy.

    Cons

    Understandably a gov't agency may not be able to have as much time and organizational resource as a private company would to tailor an internship program. The position was unpaid though I did receive a public service stipend from my law school.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall experience depends on the Chair and his/her staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCC

    Pros

    Many intelligent and generally kind coworkers
    Work on policies that impact all citizens and some of the most important sectors in our economy

    Cons

    Few opportunities to advance or develop new skills
    Poor formal training and employee education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose senior advisors with more professional and/or industry-specific experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Senior Staff  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Washington, DC

    I have been working at FCC

    Pros

    Great opportunities for anyone interested.

    Cons

    Long hours for staff that are just starting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider advancement from within your ranks

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    FCC is a great place to learn and talk about communications theory. You will not apply here so if you are an applied

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at FCC

    Pros

    salary is good since engineers earn the same as lawyers

    Cons

    too much politics, bureaucracy, not enough attention to important issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to have better qualifications, better movement, too lenient

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Easy Internship experience; not great for entry level job seekers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCC as an intern

    Pros

    For interns, easy work and lax atmosphere; great job security.

    Cons

    Bad for an entry level person: Little accountability; easy to get away with wasting time.

    Seemed like the tenured workers were never working very hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know it is public sector and there is only so much you can do, but there needs to be more accountability. More should be expected of your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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