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FCC CEO Tom Wheeler
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  • "Government red tape can be frustrating(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Agency

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at FCC full-time

    Pros

    Upward mobility, you learn a lot

    Cons

    Government red tape can be frustrating

  2. Attorney

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at FCC full-time

    Pros

    Small, fairly relaxed; liberal telework policy.

    Cons

    Very top heavy with management; layers and layers of supervision.

  3. Summer at the FCC

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at FCC full-time

      Pros

      Great people, really patient and excellent place to learn with the training wheels on. Promising future if you impress your superiors and stay committed.

      Cons

      Easy to get bogged down and bored in government red tape and the slow bureaucratic drafting process.

    • Government attorney job

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at FCC full-time

      Pros

      Good job as a government attorney

      Cons

      Nothing major to report for this category

      Advice to Management

      Thank you very much for your work

    • Good work, but wild partisan swings

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at FCC full-time

        Pros

        Independence, making a difference in people's lives

        Cons

        Political swings lead to huge changes in policy so it's hard to accomplish anything durable. See, e.g., Chairman Pai, racing to undo everything the last two Chairmen did -- totally partisan and ideological.

        Advice to Management

        Try to be less ideological, more pragmatic.

      • Great Internship

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at FCC

          Pros

          Great workplace, engaging responsibilities, fantastic Coworkers

          Cons

          Far commute Could see how someone might find it boring at time

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at FCC full-time for more than 9 years

          Pros

          Absolutely none. Well, parking was OK.

          Cons

          This is Washington's worst agency by general consent. Young college grads are brought in there from all over the country and parked at desks and left to rot. I was there for 10 years and never received a single professional assignment. There were no meetings, no planning, no training, no projects. At the same time the so-called "Branch Chiefs" and "Division Chiefs" were bottom-of-the-barrel nonentities whose idea of...

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          Advice to Management

          In my lifetime I hope never again to be associated with people of your caliber again. You are the most futile, stagnant, paltry and worthless humans conceivable by even the most sick and fevered imagination. It is a sad and frightening thought to reflect that the absurd and ghastly joke called the FCC is responsible for this great country's communication policy.

        • Not a great place for young professionals (other than lawyers)

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          Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC

          I have been working at FCC full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          Excellent pay and benefits package.

          Cons

          Hopelessly political and repressive.

        • Contracting Officer

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at FCC full-time

          Pros

          The agency is a small agency so you actually get to know many employees on a personal and professional basis

          Cons

          The agency is politically divided because its senior leadership are appointed based on who is the governing party.

          Advice to Management

          Listen more to the people who do the job rather than those who want to be politically accepted.

        • Good

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          Current Employee - Administrative in Washington, DC
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at FCC full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Good to great is the goal

          Cons

          Not so good to not so great is not the goal

          Advice to Management

          More autonomy

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