Aviation Safety Assistant (Current Employee), Van Nuys, CA – August 13, 2014
Pros: benefits and work life
Cons: government bureaucracy
It has been an immense experience to be working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This position has shown me it is essential for management to understand how government agencies impact the aviation industry and stakeholders.
Program Development Team Leader (Former Employee), Multiple locations – August 6, 2014
Cons: some of the leadership.
Like most government positions it has its perks and down sides. For the majority of people in the agency they are dedicated and easy to work for and with. They take pride in their work and in serving their country. The agency offers good advancement as long as you apply yourself and learn the culture within the agency. I was able to travel and work – more... in several states as well as working with individuals from other federal agencies, state/local agencies, the public, cabinet members, congressional representatives, and private sector business owners. The hardest part of the job was the lack of funding and the political maneuvering that takes place within the federal government. The most rewarding and enjoyable part of the job was working with people of diverse groups, building relationships, and seeing projects completed that helped the community, city, state, and country. – less
Wonderful place to work with great co-workers and clients alike.
Test Driver (Former Employee), Pinellas Park, FL – July 30, 2014
I liked this job because I enjoy driving. I learned how the toll booths worked. I worked with great people. The hardest part of the job was waiting to start the testing, which entailed waiting. This job was all about driving which made it the best part of my day.
Making the sky safe for the flying public and airlines.
Air Traffic Control Specialist (Former Employee), West Palm Beach, FL – July 29, 2014
Pros: when you got busy everyone pitch in to help.
Cons: the schedule.
A typical day at work was working IFR and VFR traffic in, out and through South Florida. I learned to work aircrafts in an orderly and safe fashion. I learned the different type of airplanes and their capabilities. Management dealt mostly with our Union and things were tough at times but overall we ban together to perform our duties. Co-workers were – more... helpful and we became a family. The hardest part of the job was the hours. We worked a 2-2-1 schedule, which was 2 nights, 2 days and a midnight shift. The most enjoyable part of the job was when a pilot thank you for a job well done. – less
Very relaxing environment with a great staff and hourly breaks to avoid stress
Trainee (Former Employee), Pensacola, FL – July 27, 2014
Pros: pay, benefits, promotional options. all around fantastic career.
Cons: after completing training i was told that your schedules could be a little hard on the body.
Usual eight hour work schedule with one hour work loads followed by a break. I was still in training and was still learning the rules of the air space that I would be assigned. Great co-workers. All very friendly and happy to be there. The work environment was never stressful and there was always a supervisor on the floor to make sure everything ran – more... smoothly. The hardest part of the job was getting used to the new lifestyle. I had worked a minimum wage job for 5 years before joining the FAA and the increase in pay made a huge impact on my life. The job itself was enjoyable. No complaints other than leaving. – less
Senior Materiel Management Specialist (Current Employee), Renton, WA – July 3, 2014
Pros: holiday and paid days off
Cons: public sector jobs, frozen pay scales, sequestration cuts.
I'd really like to get out of the Public Sector...I'm not able to grow at the level that I want in my current role. There's not sepecially great compensation in the Public Sector. At the end of the day, I feel that my skills could be better utilized and bring better value to another company. As far as the work. I have a passion for PC/Mainframe/Server – more... files and large exports. Then linking several systems together for Facts and Data. – less