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Updated May 23, 2014

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Novel / multi arena job

    District Director (Former Employee)

    ProsVaried 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Central to the tech world, still a bureaucracy"

    Economist (Current Employee) Washington, DC

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

    ConsThe bureaucracy is for real and will drive you crazy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Attorney Advisor (Former Employee) Washington, DC

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

    ConsYou'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 Senior ManagementDelegate more broadly

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

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    Great work/life balance, little advancement opportunity

    Staff Assistant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

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

    ConsNo advancement outside of the position you were hired for.
    Positions for advancement come too few and far in between.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoyed my time at FCC for a time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsToo many people trying to be there on boss.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Law school internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsUnderstandably 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall experience depends on the Chair and his/her staff

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementChoose senior advisors with more professional and/or industry-specific experience

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Staff (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat opportunities for anyone interested.

    ConsLong hours for staff that are just starting

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider advancement from within your ranks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Electronics Engineer (Current Employee) Columbia, MD

    Prossalary is good since engineers earn the same as lawyers

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

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to have better qualifications, better movement, too lenient

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy Internship experience; not great for entry level job seekers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsBad 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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