FAA Reviews | Glassdoor.co.in

FAA Reviews

Updated 22 February 2017
362 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

362 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • The Federal Aviation Administration has an excellent pay and benefits package (in 23 reviews)

  • Pay, Job Security,Benefits, recession proof (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Rotating shift work can be fatiguing (in 24 reviews)

  • No cons that I have experienced (in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers for the most part, most are ex military.
    Good but not great benefits (401K matched to only 5%) but also a retirement.
    Lots of room for advancement if you don't mind relocating.
    Pay is good but not great unless you are a controller or have been in for a while.
    Engineers don't engineer so they are paid appropriately they more or less manage contractors.

    Cons

    Terrible managers, Dunning–Kruger effect is in full gear in the FAA. I had seen where other reviews pointed out poor leadership caused by people being promoted due to poor performance. I would agree with that reviewer especially in the Central Service Area. I can not speak to other service areas.

    Advice to Management

    Examine the Dunning–Kruger effect and then look around to see where it applies. Chances are it applies to you.
    Take lessons/classes in public speaking that would prevent the embarrassment you obviously fail to recognize but your audience knows too well.


  2. "Air Traffic Control Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Portland, OR (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovative and challenging work in the busiest and most complex airspace in the world

    Cons

    The speed of Government is sometimes slower than it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused


  3. "FAA Tech Ops"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Airway Transportation Systems Specialist in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FAA full-time

    Pros

    Great training but you have to be patient...class dates take a while to get. Limited advancent for tech ops beyond H band unless you desire to go into management.

    Cons

    There are not too many bad things to say about being in tech ops other than the rotating shoft work. Makes planning out schedules a little difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management says all the right things but needs to do a better job of holding front line managers accountable for following agency policies.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Air Traffic Control Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High intensity work environment, exciting, cutting edge, constant change, never dull.

    Cons

    As a female, you are put in vulnerable situations where you are mentalky and physically violated, but nothing you can do. They promote violators.

    Advice to Management

    Problem was management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "No Advancement Opportunity for Technical People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits package
    Stable job - low risk of layoffs
    Easy work for good pay
    Not much else that I can think of

    Cons

    Management does not listen to employee needs
    If you are not on management track, the opportunities for advancement are nonexistent
    Unless you live in one of the core cities, you get left behind and forgotten about.

    Advice to Management

    Put out bids for higher-level technical positions rather than just asking people to take on more responsibility for no increase in pay. Maybe this way, you won't be stuck with only the people that have no other options but to stay.


  7. "Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gov benefits are a nice perk

    Cons

    Gov job means slow moving on every front


  8. "Air Traffic Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits along with flexible time off

    Cons

    Seniority can determine your quality of life

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible on ensuring that employees use their benefits to the max


  9. "Air traffic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours, salary, and training

    Cons

    There are no cons to this job


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not ready for Prime Time managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Certified Professional Controller
    Former Employee - Certified Professional Controller
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is never boring and always changing. No two hours are the same. If you seek the repetitiveness of a desk job then Air Traffic Control at the FAA isn't for you. For the most part the peers you interact with are good people interested in keeping the skies safe.

    Cons

    There "good ole buddy" systems is still rampant in the FAA. People are selected and promoted based on who they know/knew rather than their qualifications. Upper management will not punish their own no matter bad how they perform. If their actions are bad enough that they should be removed, the FAA will move them to a headquarters job where they will amass staff time for even higher level jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers. They are your eyes and ears of what's happening and what needs to be done. Don't ignore them just because you are "superior" to them.


  11. "Air Traffic Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FAA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits,great hours and pay

    Cons

    Shift hours,working over night and having to work on weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    None



Showing 362 of 381 reviews
Reset Filters