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FAA San Diego Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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San Diego, CA Area

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FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta
Michael P. Huerta
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Pros
  • The Federal Aviation Administration has an excellent pay and benefits package (in 25 reviews)

  • In my office they support a good work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Rotating shift work can be fatiguing (in 24 reviews)

  • Between overtime and counter-clockwise rotating shifts, this job slowly kills you (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Electronics Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Pay, Vast Knowledge, Multiple Training opportunities,

    Cons

    Employees are selected for promotions based on "who you know" not "what you know." Training is great, although it never pinpoints your facility's exact set up, so there is a lot of fudging along the way. The knowledge is great, but they do not offer refresher courses and sometimes it will be years before you work on another piece of equipment or perform a duty infrequently, it would be nice to offer a 1-2 day refresher.

    Advice to Management

    sanitize all applications and pick the applicant best suited for the job. Quit calling in favors and hiring "buddies or friends" and leaving the best qualified out of the pool of selectees


  2. "The best career I could ask for. Great pay, great coworkers."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and job security of working for the Government are undeniable. It's a very rewarding profession. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to have this as my career.

    Cons

    There is a lot of stress, not a lot of mobility, upper levels of management can be heavy handed. Congress controls the budget so you work with less resources than necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Stop interfering in things you know little to nothing about. The controllers are the stakeholders and know what works and what doesn't. Our involvement has proven to deliver equipment on time and at a reduced cost.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nowhere to go."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Encouragement for fresh ideas.
    Executive Management

    Cons

    No career progression
    Banding system vs. GS


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