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FAA Reviews

Updated February 22, 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. "ATCS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The income and the ability to work at many different locations

    Cons

    The hours and flexibility


  2. "Top Workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Management's Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Management's Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The FAA has great benefits and training.

    Cons

    Lower pay grade administrative staff do not get very many training opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Set aside more funding for training administrative assistants.


  3. "Top Flight"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The FAA proved to be an excellent agency to work for with valuable experience growth on a regular basis. I would recommend working there for anyone who wants a challenge.

    Cons

    The dynamic nature of the organization structure was confusing sometimes and required a lot of patience to let the changes settle down.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication flowing down the organization as consistently as possible to enable employees keep a proper perspective of their services.


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  5. "MPA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great place to work

    Cons

    a ton of competition. you really need to stand out

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  6. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program, Plan & Control Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program, Plan & Control Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FAA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for the FAA

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about the FAA


  7. "Great opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work schedule, benefits, opportunities to grow

    Cons

    time to travel to/from work-traffic

    Advice to Management

    Mentor and groom personnel


  8. "FAA Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The agency is very flexible. Most workers telework multiple days a week. Convienent to the metro station. Food trucks are lined up.

    Cons

    FAA is like most government agencies very slow atmosphere. The strategic planning is lax, drones policy is weak and mostly non existent.


  9. "Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Registry Program Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Registry Program Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at FAA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was a great steady job while it lasted. The benefits were good, the work was rewarding, and the pay is really good.

    Cons

    You are at the mercy of the federal government, when their budget suffers, so does yours.


  10. "FAA Great Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The FAA is one of those special agencies that touches many people daily, often without their knowing. The people here are professional; focused on safety; and driven to provide value to the American people.

    The organization believes in its people and asks us for our best; to provide constant forward looking thinking; and to provide support for the job at hand; Safety in the Air!.

    Cons

    Working for an organization with such high expectations can take its toll on you. There is never a day when you can just say, "I don't feel like performing at that level today."

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is a well paying job and isn't boring. I enjoy it a lot and have fun when there isn't much air traffic

    Cons

    Some time the workload rises drastically and sometime the pilots require the more guidance and that puts more stress on the controllers

    Advice to Management

    Try to ease up a bit on the new kids on the tower. They are hard working and you shouldn't push them too hard.



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