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Updated October 13, 2018
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  • "Must be available for 24/7 shift work" (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great career and limitless opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, pay, benefits, opportunities, working conditions

    Cons

    Shift work, midnight shifts, w

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who are accomplishing the mission of the FAA


  2. "Air Traffic Operations, Washington Headquarters"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many interesting and learning opportunities. The work seems endless. The NAS is on the cusp of a major transformation with commercial space and UAS, so the near future should be a very exciting time.

    Cons

    There are very few if any.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. "Stale job with few opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Economist in Washington, DC

    I worked at FAA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Low stress
    Good benefits

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement
    No significant pay increases given
    Not on technological cutting edge

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff what they are worth and allow them opportunities to advance.


  4. "Airway Transportation System Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the best reasons that I enjoy working for the FAA is that atmosphere. The FAA expects to hire individuals that are capable of performing the job with minimal supervision except for major projects. They provide the tools, knowledge and training to be successful. Only thing I had to bring to the table was my love to learn, energy to meet objectives and open mind in dealing with whichever personality type I come into contact with.

    Cons

    The only cons I have is dependent on personality. The job expects you too be a self motivator. There are times that individuals cherry pick task to sign off.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, I have had an amazing management team.


  5. "Air Traffic Controller Trainiee"

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

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

    Pros

    elite career awesome training great benefits

    Cons

    no cons long wait to get hired but worth it


  6. "CPC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Money, money, money, money, money.

    Cons

    hours are long and oddly dictated.


  7. "2101 Airway Facility Systems Specialist (AFSS)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 2101 Airway Facility Systems Specialist (AFSS) in Palm Springs, CA
    Current Employee - 2101 Airway Facility Systems Specialist (AFSS) in Palm Springs, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work, over all good benefits.

    Cons

    Training Facilities are located in Oklahoma City, OK

    Advice to Management

    Let people make lateral moves.

  8. "Remote Pilot Operator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Remote Pilot Operator in Westbury, NY
    Current Employee - Remote Pilot Operator in Westbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FAA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Government job, so not really many rules as long as you act professionally.
    -Long lunches.
    -Get to see live air traffic at a level 12 facility.

    Cons

    -Don't work here if you are sensitive or cannot take a joke.
    -Most people here do not have 4 year degrees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more competent people and that way the people who are actually competent will want to stick around.


  9. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stability and benefits are above average

    Cons

    Typical government bureaucracy rules the day


  10. "Air Traffic Control Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Edwards AFB, CA
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Edwards AFB, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    6 Figure salary
    Early Retirement
    Great Benifits

    Cons

    Must be available for 24/7 shift work


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