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Updated February 18, 2017
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FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta
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Pros
  • The Federal Aviation Administration has an excellent pay and benefits package (in 23 reviews)

  • Pay, Job Security,Benefits, recession proof (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Rotating shift work can be fatiguing (in 23 reviews)

  • No cons that I have experienced (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Just the basics about a great Agency"

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

    Pros

    The level of training and upward mobility

    Cons

    subject to the whims of elected officials

    Advice to Management

    Believe in the the employees.


  2. "Awesome job!!!"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Secure and fun job where no 2 days are the same.

    Cons

    Rotating shift work can be fatiguing.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget what it was like to be a controller before trying to enforce upper management nonsense.


  3. "Aviation safety inspector"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy - managers leave me alone and I do my work
    Benefits. The more people I meet the more I figure out how good our health insurance etc really is

    Cons

    The public assumes I am lazy and just sitting around waiting all day
    Federal workforce is used as a political tool.


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  5. "Love it here"

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

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, and our branch functions like a small business. Great feeling of ownership with work we do.

    Cons

    The political situation is unstable and federal employees are publicly used as scapegoats.


  6. "Job"

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

    Pros

    Great people to be around

    Cons

    Gets annoying at time but whatever

    Advice to Management

    Stay strong


  7. "ATC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay. It is unbeatable!

    Cons

    Shift Work is the worst part.


  8. "ATSS"

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    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great jobs to get training and help support the National Air Space

    Cons

    Government politics can interfere. Not much


  9. "Air Traffic Control"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits and early retirement.

    Cons

    Shift work. Have to work days evenings and graveyards.


  10. "Kepping the airways safe and efficient."

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    Current Employee - Front Line Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Front Line Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many different career fields, providing opportunities for many people at both the entry level as well as the experienced. The pay is good and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    You are restricted by policy and procedures. Your ability to move up is good, but you will often have to compromise position to keep on an upward path.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to involve employees in the decision making process.


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    "ATC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary with great benefits. Retirement is at 56 yrs old. Holiday pay are the best with double pay and if you have to work Sundays you get an extra 25%.

    Cons

    The workforce is understaffed. The hiring process is very slow and getting fully certified takes about two years.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes staff can be unprofessional and the management seems to be the same as well. Sometimes the fronthine management is clueless to what's going on. They also need more training on administrative tasks.



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