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FAA Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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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 24 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ACcounting Technici in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - ACcounting Technici in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent, options to work from home, sick leave and annual (vacation ) leave accrued every pay period.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, gov't hiring freeze is causing some tension.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for people to advance their careers.


  2. "Decent job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, no stress.

    Cons

    Technology is outdated and no promotion potential.


  3. "Great Place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in Warrenton, VA
    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in Warrenton, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Plenty of training. Safety is #1.

    Cons

    Shift Work-schedule changes can take their toll on mind and body.

    Advice to Management

    Give employee's more control over their day to day tasks and schedule.


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  5. "Just the basics about a great Agency"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "FAA Staff Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Staff Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Staff Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancing positions

    Cons

    Sometimes the assignments can be difficult but challenging

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Awesome job!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Aviation safety inspector"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. "Love it here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "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.


  11. "ATSS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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