Civil Engineer (Highway Engineer) (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – September 26, 2016
The DOT job environment was satisfactory and professional. The benefits in the DOT motivates the employees to provide the best quality work. The most enjoyable part of my job was working in a all round technical work as part of my rotational assignment.
Money Handler (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – February 7, 2018
A typical work day include answering the telephone, data entry, customer service, filing, and working with vendors to promote transportation services and providing schedules to the public. I learned great customer service skills, data entry and working with vendors getting the best quotes for products we use daily. Management overall was good help was always available. The culture wasn't very diverse as a public organization it was predominantly one culture. The hardest part of the job was the pay, we were rated lower than others states for the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was organizing different events including employee appreciation, retirement parties, employee of the month and senior citizen events.
Air Traffic Control Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – February 5, 2018
I was with the FAA for 21 years, I served two years in the training department as an instructor, as well as giving OJT to trainees while working as an air traffic controller. I provided separation between aircraft at the Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center utilizing primarily radar. There were periods of extreme stress, but also periods of routine even pace.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – February 3, 2018
dot is a good place to work because it is a 4 day a week job. nice to have 3 days off. Some of the supervisiors that use to be there was something to be said. he ran off a few good workers, and sad thing was he was low man on totum pole to at one time. forgot where he came form.
Equipment Operator 2 (Former Employee) – Strausstown, PA – February 1, 2018
When I was there ,I ran alot of equipment. I plowed snow. I learned alot to. I met alot of good people to work with. The company was a good place to work for. I was there 25 years and I retired from there.
Investigator III (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 31, 2018
it is a great place to work and the pay was good. Being an inspector required being flexible and ver knowledgeable about aircrafts. The FAA will train an inspector to become proficient if that person can read and comprehend what is being taught. To become an Inspector, one must've had training as an aircraft mechanic or pilot and meet certain criteria. There is a lot of traveling involved, so one must be willing to travel at least 80 hours out of a month
Electronics Technician (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – January 22, 2018
I worked for the FAA, part of the Department of Transportation. I learned a lot as a communication technician. The pay was excellent. Management was chronically discriminating against certain type of people. I tried to work around that in the most peaceful and friendly way I could. Not every job has a good work culture, and this happened to be one of them, in contrast to other jobs where the culture was something I very much enjoyed. The hardest part of the job was occasionally working 16 hours a day if there were serious outages. I received an award early on in my years of service. That involved solving a major noise problem that had existed for many years. I repaired, modified, installed communications equipment during each shift.
Quick-paced, collaborative environment for aviation enthusiasts
Advisor to the Director, Flight Standards (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – January 21, 2018
I love working for the FAA. I work with dedicated, hard-working aviation enthusiasts who are all dedicated to keeping aviation safe while enabling more operations in the US airspace. It's challenging, but very rewarding work for someone who enjoys the public puzzle of regulations.
Airspace System Inspection Pilot (Current Employee) – Battle Creek, MI – January 20, 2018
Every day is different. Helping to keep the flying public moving and safe is what we do, everyday. Working in the public sector can be frustrating but the rewards are huge and tangible especially when you've helped bring a big project to a successful conclusion.
Financial Technician (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – January 19, 2018
There is always a project to be finished, so my days went quickly. My job consisted of reviewing travel vouchers, assisting employees with travel plans to ensure they met government set guidelines. Reviewing and processing purchase orders. I learned a great deal about how the Federal Highway works, thing I didn’t know as a civilian employee. Management is great, they encourage you to excel and continue learning new things. I enjoy the interaction with my fellow employees and management. The hardest part of the job is year end. In my job it meant getting the employees to file their vouchers by the end of the fiscal year. Making sure the reimbursable accounts are current and all purchase orders have been entered into the accounting system, so the money is allocated. The most enjoyable part of the job is during the holiday seasons. There is allot of interaction between employees and it’s a lot of fun.
Building Maintenance (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 18, 2018
Maintaining cleanliness and organization. Learn to sanitize carpets. Possibilities of starting your own contract company. Difficult at times, however, we maintained team work. The offices were large. Leaving and seeing the team the following day.
There could be some long days at times dew to weather because if it was rainy a lot we had to stay inside but when the days were dry and sunny well that is when we all had a chance to get out and do our job as surveyors and take a walk in too nature.