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FAA Reviews

Updated 5 December, 2014
Updated 5 December, 2014
158 Reviews
3.7
158 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    Great for an independent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management and Program Analyst/Instructor in Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Management and Program Analyst/Instructor in Memphis, TN (US)

    I worked at FAA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work well alone - you are good

    Treated well and professionally

    Cons

    Communication is sparse
    Little to no training provided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate expectations a little better. Maybe repeat it after the initial time, to allow some digestion of a lot of information.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A decent salary and job security

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Teamwork and a lot of training in OKC. Responsibilities of the job. What you do matters because lives depend on it. Job Security.

    Cons

    Limited pay and raises compared to those working in the private sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back steps or some pay increase that corresponds to the length of time an employee has been with the company. Reward the employee with raises for taking on more responsibilities, such as being trained in multiple systems. As of now there is no reason other than to be more helpful to my office to agree to train in additional Comm/NAV and ESU systems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's a government job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FAA full-time

    Pros

    work and life balance, could coordinate travel schedule

    Cons

    Work pace was very slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Contractor w/ the FAA

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at FAA as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    You're given a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Not the best space for opportunity if you are a contractor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The FAA is a positive, nurturing environment with lots of room for advancement and opportunity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Pomona, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Pomona, NJ (US)

    I worked at FAA full-time

    Pros

    The fast-paced day-to-day details made the day go by very fast.

    Cons

    Some people can't handle the pressure...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging Work, Good Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Albuquerque, NM (US)
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Albuquerque, NM (US)

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

    Pros

    - Service to flying public
    - Challenging; it doesn't get boring
    - Good pay, benefits, and retirement

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy
    - We've turned over the rule-making functions to those who have no knowledge of air traffic
    - Rotating shift work is a major strain
    - Little access to computers, and what we do have are out of date, secure-to-the-point-of-being-unusable computer systems
    - Inequity between different facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take back control of the agency, and let your experts (the ones actually working the airplanes day in and day out) advise you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A wonderful experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Allowed to develop leadership

    Cons

    constant reorganization conditioned a person to be flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to show development initiative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great pay and benefits. Great diverse group of individuals

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aviation Safety Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Aviation Safety Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Has great job security, and a ton of great people working for them. No work on holidays and its paid, and working on the weekends is for the most part unheard of.

    Cons

    Not alot of administrative positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for admistrative to have some upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    FAA doesn't value education

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The average pay is good. Job security is decent even with sequester.

    Cons

    Friends of Managers get promotions regardless of experience, knowledge or ability.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Phenomenal!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aviation Clerk in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Aviation Clerk in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I worked at FAA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great mission and vision; exceptional support from management.

    Cons

    There really are no cons to working at the FAA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great office culture; keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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