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Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Working at FCC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FCC full-time

    Pros

    Smart, friendly colleagues. Work-life balance is good. People generally supportive of professional development and training. Collegial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Decision-making can be highly political.


  2. "Career Employee"

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

    I have been working at FCC full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated staff, interesting work, telework options

    Cons

    The commute is extremely long


  3. "Contract for merger review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great work environment, interesting work is always going on there. Good for work/ life balance

    Cons

    bad office location, hard to make connections outside of your department


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    "Senior manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The FCC has many great and dedicated people, and there are good opportunities to have varied experiences over a career here. It is also a relatively supportive environment.

    Cons

    While most staffers are great, some (as anywhere) make life and work harder for everyone. Also, some parts of the agency are manifestly more impactful and enjoyable than others.


  6. "N/A"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay benefits and especially the retirement plan

    Cons

    Everything else I truly believe this company will be dropped by IEC

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "FCC Policy Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCC full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Interesting work
    OK location, but likely to move closer to union station
    A reasonable amount of autonomy

    Cons

    A lot of work never sees the light of day because of policy changes made by Chairman's office.
    Many layers of review

    Advice to Management

    Make people feel like work that doesn't ever get out is still valuable. Work more on improving the internal processes to make work more efficent.


  8. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    love my job since it's an interesting job and can perform telecommuting.

    Cons

    I don't have any downsides since working at FCC.


  9. "Attorney Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work that makes a real difference.
    Great people who want to make a difference.
    Collaborative environment cross bureaus and divisions.

    Cons

    Politics of DC and specifically at the FCC can be a drag.
    Sometimes the pace in Washington can be painful.


  10. "Job Shadower"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Douglasville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Informative. Good experience.Fun. Calm. Quiet.

    Cons

    Not enough learning towards career field


  11. "Great place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FCC full-time

    Pros

    For an attorney interested in communications law this is a great place to start and make incredible connections that will last a lifetime.

    Cons

    Not really any cons. The government is what is always is and there is minimal red tape here. The right fit can allow you to climb however, if you are not the right fit you can be underutilized.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to thank your staff constantly. They are doing more with less and still maintain a level of professionalism and pride that other agencies may have forgotten.



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