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Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • The Federal Aviation Administration has an excellent pay and benefits package (in 24 reviews)

  • In my office they support a good work-life balance (in 17 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. "ATC TRAINEE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FAA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for the sacrifice.

    Cons

    You have to sacrifice location.


  2. "FAA"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at FAA as an intern

    Pros

    Supervisor was great mentor
    Lot of opportunity to grow
    Ability to telework

    Cons

    Need better food at cafeteria lol

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  3. "Would have stayed if I could have"

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    Former Contractor - Management and Program Assistant in Longmont, CO
    Former Contractor - Management and Program Assistant in Longmont, CO
    Recommends

    I worked at FAA as a contractor

    Pros

    Great benefits and schedule. Worked with some awesome people.

    Cons

    High pressure, intense, low seniority could get little choice in schedule.


  4. "Rewarding"

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

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

    Pros

    Our system is the most efficient and safest in the world. You have a direct impact on travel for the flying public.

    Cons

    I really do not have anything negative to say, except for the commute on I95. The commute is the worst part.

    Advice to Management

    Inclusion


  5. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at FAA as an intern

    Pros

    I worked mainly by myself and I had full creative control on the database I worked on

    Cons

    Nothing really. The people there were all really nice

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  6. "Time and life balance is super"

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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

    Flexible work schedule. Work load is great. You are going to have a lot of free time so use it wisely.

    Cons

    Negotiate salary once you get hire otherwise it is hard to get a raise. Also moving up maybe hard as government employees tend stay longer

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Unconditional kmowledge to an unexpected but very resourceful atmosphere. Love IT!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Besides the travel and the people development. Its a grrat atmosphere to build foundation. The venue that you can take, knowledge that can be learned. The teachers aren't withholding what they know. You can route ultimate goals and acheive long as you want to learn.

    Cons

    Not knowing enough. There is so much to teach, yet much that hasnt been discovered. We have yet to reach our ultimate goal.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to learn so that you can teach proper as you are doing. Saving lives, building development amwitjing people, ttavel, property, etc. Not holding onto the knowledge learned. I appreciate the passionate workers and teachers. Makes you want to keep on flying high.

  8. "Great Amployer"

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    Former Employee - Developmental Air Traffic Controller in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Developmental Air Traffic Controller in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FAA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic Benefits, In-depth training materials, solid training instructors.

    Cons

    Highly-subjective training standards, low training pay


  9. "VP of Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stability flexibility and working conditions

    Cons

    Long lead times for project completion


  10. "Great compensation, typical federal job"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job security, low pressure to perform. Many technical positions in pay bands that extend slightly beyond the normal GS scale. (Air traffic controllers get MONEY, and only need a high school degree.)

    Cons

    Many positions are excepted service instead of competitive service, which means it is difficult to transfer to defense jobs unless you are a veteran. Executives and management don't like to rock the boat, so they don't get extra work or intense scrutiny.

    Advice to Management

    Make performance count (maybe Trump should mandate a specific percentage be demoted or fired each year).


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