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Updated 31 January, 2015
Updated 31 January, 2015
166 Reviews
3.6
166 Reviews
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Pros
  • Has great job security, and a ton of great people working for them (in 15 reviews)

  • Air Traffic Control is an amazing job like no other (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Rotating shifts, tough to get time off (in 7 reviews)

  • Shift work with weekends and holidays (in 7 reviews)

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at FAA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Performed as a contract and full time support consultant covering a twenty one year span. Translation, a job that provided longevity and security. Served as a asset manager and documentation manager for aeronautical products.

    Cons

    I received in-house training on automated inventory systems to manage IT assets located throughout the US. Too widely dispersed, accountability in some cases were very challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Federal Government no recommendations.

  2.  

    Changing and Upgrading Purpose

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at FAA

    Pros

    Open minded and always thinking outside of the box.

    Cons

    Constant Organizational Change not well thought out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize organizational changes and promote all personnel with 25 or more years service to J Band pay grade as they are long overdue!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Aviation Safety Inspector

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    Current Employee - Aviation Safety Inspector in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Aviation Safety Inspector in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at FAA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great job, great working conditions, telework availability.

    Cons

    Poor programs supporting continuing education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in further education of your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Experience fluctuated based on management styles of supervisors. Management lacked sincerity.

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    Job security, stress is in the medium to low range, people are friendly

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement is minimal, management is not people concentric, and lots of unrelated tasks associated with maintaining access to facility, training, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your most valuable asset

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Aerospace Engineering Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FAA

    Pros

    Working environment, work schedule, and job security.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the career ladder due to the "get in line and wait for your turn" mind set. Lack of training. Federal government does not have a mandatory retirement age, if you are young be prepare to carry more "weight".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold employees accountable to the job they sign up for. Management needs to recognize hard working people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Just another goverment bureacracy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's the government so it does have good benefits. And if you happen to an air traffic controller excellent salary and opportunities for growth. However, if you're not a part of ATO....

    Cons

    It's all about who you know, now what you know. Slow to move forward with new ideas (or even come up with a new idea), unless of course it's hiring more overly paid managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider listening to lower level employees. They're the ones doing the work and know what's needed. Arrive at a new pay structure that elimininates raises based on favoratism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    ATC

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Northeast, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Northeast, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very rewarding career with a tremendous amount of responsibility. Work with minimal supervision - unless you make a mistake! Then everyone is your boss:-)

    Cons

    Incompetent management that is totally isolated from the mission of the FAA. Work weird hours and all holidays - but that comes with the territory:-)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your people.....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great

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    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller

    I worked at FAA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits for work

    Cons

    shift work made it difficult sometimes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    It was a very interesting work experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FAA

    Pros

    Very fast paced and exciting place to work, I learned so much about the aviation field. I definitely appreciate the opportunity to be a part of something so special.

    Cons

    I felt out of place being the only african american and the only women at my airport. Nothing against the field it self just wasn't for me.

    Recommends

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