Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Employee Reviews

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Great place to work
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VAJanuary 10, 2017
Great place to work. Salary and benefits are second to none. Only downside is not knowing exactly where you will be placed. Dulles or National
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Internship experience was positive, but not challenging
Procurement Intern (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 20, 2016
Where you are placed as an intern is a hit or miss. I learned alot in my department, but it wasn't challenging enough to come back for a second semester. I'd mostly recommend rising juniors to this internship if they are mature enough.
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Airport Ambassador
Airport Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VADecember 2, 2016
You work mainly in the Customs area where you help passengers scan their documents and help them get into lines to see an officer. The job is really easy and it can get extremely busy in the summer time. The hardest part of the job is that passengers can be extremely rude and your patience gets tested.
Pros
Flexible schedule, easy to get time off, easy job
Cons
No raises, no time and a half, rude passengers, no full time hours, you do a lot of standing around
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Keep your head down
Workstation Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAOctober 7, 2016
MWAA promotes from internal staff but if you're a contractor you're 100% disposable. The allegations of nepotism within the authority are likewise 100% true - if it's not family members, it's friends or old buddies from the armed forces. Actual employees are basically set for life unless you cause a plane crash or something, which leads to a lot of people who haven't bothered to learn any workplace skills beyond politicking to improve their own position within the organization. But hey, there's a Five Guys in the terminal building.
Pros
Convenient for Virginia residents
Cons
Actually factually corrupt
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Ok
Co-Op Student (Former Employee) –  VirginiaFebruary 28, 2016
Good company in charge of running Dulles and Reagan airports. Good solid company to work for with good job security. Strong tight knit community of employees.
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Excellent company; great benefits; a lot of advancement and educational opportunities. are available with this company
Secretary, Const. Dept., Office of Eng. (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 22, 2015
Secretary in the Office of Engineering, Construction Department.
8-5, M-F Office work. Lots of forms, letters, telephone calls to screen for the Mgr. Manager and co-workers were great and very educated in their field of expertise. Hardest part of job, getting the Manager to go through his in-box before 4 p.m.! Working as a team member and seeing the results at the end of each project.
Pros
Excellent benefits and annual pay raises.
Cons
Screening out unwanted salesman or contractors.
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Overall, a good professional place to work and will hire and train quickly.
Toll Collector (Former Employee) –  McLean, VANovember 9, 2015
Pros: People are easy going and pretty much easy to work with, and the job is pretty easy for the most part. The pay rate is also supposed to be going back up to a reasonable rate. Also, a lot of the things in the Cons section were for a certain period of time, as changes and improvements are currently in process right now, which includes wage increase and a more comfortable structured working environment. This review is basically a description of what the job once was.

Cons: The pay rate was not worth it (at that particular time, as there will be a wage increase within the next few months) and you could get written up for things that are not your fault if their technology malfunctions and indicates that you were the one who made the mistake. This does not happen too often, however, as most times it will be human error. Part of the problem with this is if you call or ask for help from a "higher up" (manager or lead supervisor, etc.) and they tell you to do something, then you do it and it turns out to be the wrong thing to do, it will be recorded in the system under your ID number and the company will write you up, which can lead to your termination. You were given a chance to explain - after the write up was already completed and recorded into the system... However, all this was while I was working there. Now there is a new project manager who is making changes, improvements, and fixing things up and I recommend this job for anyone who is looking for a comfortable, laid back but fast pace position with good pay, NOW.

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  more... due to the changes being made at the company. I would not mind going back.  less
Pros
New project manager, improvements and wage increase
Cons
Depends on your expectations, personality, and desires when it comes to the position.
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The Worst Place You Want To Be
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAAugust 21, 2015
A very chaotic/cut-throat work environment. Poor management with unrealistic expectation and no support.

No work/life balance and you are required to work excruciating long work and weekends are the normal. Technology there always have issues and cause a lot of down time.
Pros
Pension
Cons
No breaks, long meetings, no work life balance, obnoxious managers
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Fast place, dynamic and continue learning
Program Safety Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 5, 2015
This was a very good job, but all contracts come to an end, My days are planned but juggling is part of my everyday life. In an Airport environment. One thing about an Airport all plans are subject to change, problem solving and flexibility.
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Very Professional
General Ledger Accounting Intern (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 28, 2015
The authority runs both the airports in the DC area, which is a big task. The accountants are professional and competent and willing to teach. Also friendly.
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Always on your feet
Patrol Officer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 24, 2015
Great job but must be mobile for the entire shift. Small enough department that it feels like a family, but large enough to gain advancments.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
8 hours shifts with permanent days off
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communications (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 19, 2015
Very in engaging and rewarding work environment. Always looking to improve, acquire more customers (passengers and airlines). Take care of employees very well and have numerous airport related events throughout the year.
Pros
Very good benefits package and salaries.
Cons
Difficult to communicate possible improvements.
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Productive fun workplace with a great group of coworkers
Print shop Summer intern (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VAJanuary 2, 2015
I learned so much about how the airport works and a new side of the graphics industry by working at the Print/Sign shop. We got to go to many different parts of the airport replacing signs or adding new ones even designing stuff for new airlines coming into the airport. I could not be more grateful for all that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has done for me.
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Great work environment
Junior Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  VirginiaDecember 19, 2014
This is a great place to meet people from around the world and learn new things. i enjoyed my time working there a great deal.
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Interesting work environment
Contracts Manager, Property Development (Current Employee) –  Dulles, VANovember 7, 2014
Working alongside the traveling public is very interesting. The entire Dulles team is hardworking.
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Very intersting working at the airport
Engineer (Temporary Project) (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VAJuly 1, 2014
when you work at the airport you see different problems that require different type of engineering solutions. I truly enjoyed my work in MWAA.
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Good place to work. Good people to work with.
Police Sergeant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 20, 2014
For the most part I enjoyed working there. The majority of people working there were great. Every organization has its problem people so for the overall experience, I really liked working there and would go back if it was an option for me. I have retired and it would not benefit me to return.
Pros
Good compensation, benefits, and training.
Cons
24/7 operation Work on holidays and weekends
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Busy
Lead Public Safety Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAMarch 20, 2014
Provided 24/7 dispatch services with a team of professionals.
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What I've learned
Student Ambassador (Intern) (Former Employee) –  Sterling, VANovember 21, 2013
Dulles has significant capacity for future growth. With minor expansion, the current facilities could accomodate 45 million annual passengers (22.5 million enplanements). With all future facilities in the master plan constructed, the airport could accomodate 70 million annual passengers (35 million enplanements) operating out of 250 airline gates. The current four-runway configuration has a capacity of up to 600,000 aircraft operations per year. With a future fifth runway constructed, the airfield capacity could increase to 1 million aircraft operations per year.
Pros
Learning something new everyday
Cons
Standing on your feet all day
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Project and Asset Manager (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VANovember 17, 2013
Friendly environment. Many deadlines that must be reached.
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