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Updated July 10, 2018
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FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta
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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. "Airway Transportation Systems Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, overall good compensation and secure employment.

    Cons

    Management lacks sensible people skills.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great Job. Better people."

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    Former Employee - Flight Inspection in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Flight Inspection in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work you perform is vital to the safety of aviation. Lots of folks willing to help and assist on issues. Pay is OK. Benefits are unmatched.

    Cons

    Lower Pay. Shift Changes. TDY assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Less management, more workers.

  3. "OVerview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Good Place to work at

    Cons

    Traffic is a nightmare home from work


  4. "Great agency to work for"

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    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working around airplanes and learning about American aviation

    Cons

    Position is a critical asset to the FAA so mandatory overtime and being called in are possibilities


  5. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and longer contracts awards.

    Cons

    Very rigorous interview process but well worth it.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Computer Specialist
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Good benefits
    Telework options
    Great place to learn and grow.
    Management open door policy

    Cons

    Culture change not always supported by fellow employees
    Resistance to change by fellow employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing with positive changes.


  7. "Honest view of Air Traffic Control"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FAA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people tend to be driven with similar personality quirks. Most people mesh very well.

    The job can be challenging so you don’t get bored, and it can be very fulfilling.

    The pay and benefits are very good.

    Good Union with a contract that has really solid protections. Guaranteed limits on how many days in a row you can work, hours worked, etc. Guaranteed representation for workers rights.

    Cons

    Extremely low staffing across the entirety of ATC. This leads to a higher stress environment and mandatory overtime.

    Regional management will make decisions with no input from subject matter experts.

    Managers in the control room are hindered from doing their job due to mandates passed down from upper management.

    Severe lack of trust between workers and managers.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees. Gather information before making decisions. Fully staff facilities.

  8. "Not a bad place to work."

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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

    The work is interesting, and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    The upper management is steadily declining.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Working hours depending on seniority can be good.

    Cons

    Constantly under attack as a federal government employee.


  10. "Atss"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Great job to have. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Forever changing. Makes the job safer but if you don’t like change it could be difficult


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