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Updated 20 April, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FAA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work and good people

    Cons

    Management can be change with overall organizational chart

  2. Great agency most of the ti

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, work life, goo valence

    Cons

    It is government after all

    Advice to Management

    None that I can think of

  3. I challenged the job and it returned the favor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This work is not for the weak at heart. It will demand your best, but it will also welcome everything you offer

    Cons

    As with every J O B out there you will encounter negativity, but you make it what you want it to be and be an overcomer

    Advice to Management

    If the workplace is defined by the people that work there and their leaders are no stronger than the efforts of its team. Then we owe our customers, our families and ourselves OUR BEST!! Let do that before we talk about benefits and perks.

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  5. Nice place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Clerk in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at FAA full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere nice building friendly people

    Cons

    Public transportation no trains near by.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust attitude.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great job for a sometimes terrible employer

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excitement, job satisfaction, doing something that gives one a great sense of self worth and good pay and good benefits make it a good job.

    Cons

    Top heavy management, getting a new boss every 2-4 years when there are national elections. Controllers often don't make good Supervisors of people. The skills that make someone an excellent controller don't often transfer to the management of human beings. There are some that are great, but the vast majority don't do well at it.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that you are not needed often in day to day operations. You need to learn to back off and trust the people doing the work to do a good job. The best Supervisors are ones that don't have to always be "in charge."

  7. Air traffic controller

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FAA

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits, very rewarding

    Cons

    Difficult work schedule, working during the holiday season

  8. Big bureaucracy, little cross department accountability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    compensation is very good for federal employment
    your job is as good as your supervisor

    Cons

    sometimes your career is dependent on factors for with you have no control
    competence varies greatly from exceptional to exceptionally bad

  9. Best Place to work for

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Very agile Govt agency. Client just doesn't spend citizen's tax money, they do have a vision and a strategy to align IT investments with the business goals.

    Cons

    Not a very highly paid company.

    Advice to Management

    understand the potential of your employees and clients and provide an appropriate role to them that fits their talent instead of assigning any task to anybody.

  10. Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Atlantic City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Atlantic City, NJ (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work-life balance, management flexible to your needs, work pressure ebb and flows not constant pressure

    Cons

    limited paths to career growth unless you decide to manage people. Job openings sometimes are too limiting.

  11. Some Management is horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I worked at FAA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay, some job security, time off and casual work environment. Office Monday is all football talk and no work.

    Cons

    favoritism, no results, boring tasks, feeling of not accomplishing anything. Pointless meetings, lots of throwing coworkers under the bus when a project doesnt work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to really get the team leads, section and group managers better with people

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