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Nobody goes up, up, and away until the folks at the FAA say it's OK. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the government agency responsible for overseeing air transportation in the US. An arm of the US Department of Transportation, the FAA focuses on air ... Read more

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FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta
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    "Former Manager (Field Office)"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FAA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The excellent safety record of aviation provides a sense of fulfillment; regardless of the significance of your role in it.

    Retirement - TSP is matched up to 5%.

    Expectations are at a level that are easy to meet. Poor performance alone is usually not grounds for termination.

    All the work/life balance of a consistent 9-5 job.

    Health insurance options are affordable and decent quality.

    Cons

    Expectations are at a level that are easy to meet. Poor performance alone is usually not grounds for termination.

    Old school, outdated office environment (cube farms).

    While the FAA at enterprise levels is trying to keep to date technologically, the local offices are woefully outdated.

    Your CEO is often controversial.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, really, other than perhaps some focus should be set on growing a corporate culture that will attract young talent because the organization is about to lose immense tribal knowledge. Does the next generation already exist on staff? If, where will they come from?

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FAA Photos

FAA photo of: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Orville Wright Building (Photo thanks to Flickr user cliff1066, available under by v2.0)
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FAA photo of: Spokane International Airport - FAA Control Tower / TRACON
FAA photo of: Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Building (Photo thanks to Flickr user cliff1066, available under by v2.0)
FAA photo of: US Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Orville Wright Building (Photo thanks to Flickr user David July, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
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FAA Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at FAA (Indianapolis, IN) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Nice she asked lots of questions we met a a shop we discussed everything I thought we would. Had to do a background check, drug screen, and be interviewed in person.

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FAA Awards & Accolades

  • Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008

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