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Updated April 23, 2018
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  • Aside from 24/7 Shift Work this is one of if not the best career to have in federal Service (in 26 reviews)

  • Between overtime and counter-clockwise rotating shifts, this job slowly kills you (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FAA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life is ok
    Benefits are not bad
    Location is great
    People are not too bad

    Cons

    Diversity
    Handling of EO complaints
    Lack of opportunity for Minorities in leadership positions
    Top 10% is Caucasian and allows hire their buddies or someone who looks like them.


  2. "Aeronautical Information Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FAA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Secure federal government employment for life

    Cons

    Not the most tech savvy organization in the world

  3. "fed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunities for training and advancement

    Cons

    i am not from aviation past


  4. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FAA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Pay raises
    Facilities are kept well
    Good location
    Met some great collegues

    Cons

    Good Ol' boy/girl network rotates positions like musical chairs, no room for new blood. Not enough minority diversity in leadership roles despite all the Official surveys saying that it is. People in high positions trust people that look like them I suppose.


  5. "Ait Traffic Controller"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, retirement annuity

    Cons

    Sometimes incompetent management. The Peter Principle Lives

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on actual qualifications


  6. "ASI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Not much in retirement pay. Retirement mainly dependent on TSP performance!


  7. "The FAA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Great pay , benefits, great raises, Union backed, Interesting work environment

    Cons

    low staffing, long times on positions.

  8. "Horrible work location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Pay and great benefits because of government work.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, harassed daily by co-workers and management, especially over sexual decisions.


  9. "Overall decent agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    if your not at a core airport they have very flexible schedules

    Cons

    the Pay system sucks

    Advice to Management

    allow for a path up in the pay system.


  10. "aviation safety assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FAA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    government retirement, lots of PTO, guaranteed salary increases yearly.

    Cons

    Typical government bureaucracy, tenured employees not open to change, hard to push through new ideas, lots of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and be open to new ideas from new employees


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