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Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • The Federal Aviation Administration has an excellent pay and benefits package (in 24 reviews)

  • Better job security due to the fact it's a government agency (in 34 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. "Air Traffic Air Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Aviation Operations Specialist in Fallon, NV
    Current Employee - Aviation Operations Specialist in Fallon, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel, Working outdoors on top of Mountains and Airports. Learning Great things and working with awesome people.

    Cons

    Having to be away from home when traveling out of town

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Plenty of interesting possibilities."

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Within the FAA one can find different career paths to help the countries aviaition community.

    Cons

    Moving up through the FAA is a slow process.


  3. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good flexibility to work for the same "company" for your entire career while being exposed to a lot of interesting new parts of the business.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity, if any, for continued education once you are hired. Many people with whom I work retire with the exact same level of education that they had when they were hired in at 19 or 20.

    Advice to Management

    Not much opportunity, if any, for continued education once you are hired. Many people with whom I work retire with the exact same level of education that they had when they were hired in at 19 or 20. Would be beneficial to enable employees to be exposed more to innovation in private industry to foster the same spirit within.


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  5. "Working in Flight Data"

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    Former Employee - Data Processing Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Data Processing Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clearly defined role with daily challenges continually evolving during operations.

    Cons

    Technologies used are often out of date and obsolete in private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Employees in management positions should spend time building up the younger talent base so that good values are kept in the agency.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Retired in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Retired in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and a lot of challenges and flexibility

    Cons

    Tasks that use to be managed by Program Support Office (PSO) and Technical Support Office (TSO) have been pushed down onto First Line Managers


  7. "Good Place to work"

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    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.


  8. "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.


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    "ATC"

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    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.


  10. "ATSS"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Systems Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Systems Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, flexible schedule, alot of independence.

    Cons

    Depending on manager you can be micromanaged

    Advice to Management

    Trust you workers


  11. "Not a bad career with awesome benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great with matching 401k. Pension plan.

    Cons

    If your used to how the military works its operation than this is completely different

    Advice to Management

    Just like any place, you have good ones and bad ones


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