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3.5 of 5 118 reviews
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FAA Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.5 118 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta

Michael P. Huerta

(19 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Air Traffic Control is an amazing job like no other"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Job Security and good people overall work there"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "rotating shifts, poor management, stress"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Rotating shift work, poor working conditions, micromanaged from above, adversarial labor/management culture"
    in 5 reviews
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air traffic controller

Front Line Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at FAA full-time for more than 10 years

Prosjob security, satisfaction, compensation, advancement

Cons24/7 schedule, sometimes boring, sometimes over stimulating, might be a good thing!

Advice to Senior Managementgood job,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Operations Program Manager (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I worked at FAA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIt is full filling to have a sense of Duty, Honor and Country
I worked for seven years in Washington, DC (US).

ConsEveryday a person had a chance to excel building monuments to safety rather than tombstones for disaster.
I worked for twenty two years in Kansas City, MO (US).

Advice to Senior ManagementIt was exciting to influence managers to lead , follow or get out of the way.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Phenomenal!

Aviation Clerk (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT (US)

I worked at FAA part-time for more than a year

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

ConsThere really are no cons to working at the FAA.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat office culture; keep it up!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to work

Air Traffic Controller (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat Pay and interesting work.

ConsPolitics can occasionally interfere from DC, poor work shifts

Advice to Senior ManagementLet your employees work, don't micromanage.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at FAA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGain experience with certification

ConsNo career progression for high performers

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate culture for high performance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Civil Engineer

Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I have been working at FAA

ProsSalary, Schedule, Holidays and Time

ConsPeople here are dumb. Waste a lot of tax payer money.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrim the fat

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great career but always behind in the game

Aviation Safety Assistant (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

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

ProsGreat learning experience, stable, great benefits.

Conshowever, the internal processes and political tie ups are a HUGE stopper for innovation and talking about "out-of-the-box thinking". No much career advancement for young adults or college grads.

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Beurocracy

Aeronautical Information Specialist (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

ProsStability and pay in addition to work/life balance.

ConsBeurocracy.. lots of red tape. Hard to impact change.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on employee growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Manage variety of certification programs/projects

Aerospace Engineer (Current Employee)
Lakewood, CA (US)

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

ProsVariety of projects to work on. Very diverse coworkers with lot of professional experience.

ConsLack of telecommuting options. Resistance to work hour options.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake telecommuting mandatory.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Personal growth and reaching my full potential

Senior Manager-communications (Current Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

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

ProsThe opportunity to expand one's learning, skills and role in the agency by taking on assignments, creating a working network of professionals in the agency, learning to work around frustrations inherent in large institutions.

ConsIt is a large agency and one can feel pigeonholed.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome of the long-standing senior executives and managers are in positions too long without learning and experiencing what their employees really have to do to get work accomplished. Perhaps some of these senior people need to move around once in a while. Often it appears that most qualified people are passed over.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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