Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

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Productive
Airport Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VAJune 28, 2018
As with any other airport, Dulles was a very fast paced place to work at. Nonetheless, it is a lively place to work and is full of opportunities. I only worked part time, so I was not able to experience the benefits of a full time job there, but I do look forward to continue working within their realm in the future.
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Proficient Work Environment
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VA 22202June 22, 2018
The work environment was proficient enough to get me through the academy and provide extensive training concerning Law Enforcement.

Every staff member was completely invested in the success of their employees.

There were organized class sessions to help keep me trained and up to date. There were also ample time for personal training for employees to keep in shape.

The most enjoyable part of the job was talking to and meeting new employees who had many years under their belt and could explain the daily life of a police officer.
Pros
Teamwork environment
Cons
Didn't get to meet everyone
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Excellent
Warehouse Leader (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VAMay 22, 2018
Good place to work, career. Continued education. Advancement good. Teamwork. Support from management. Learned material management. Must stay overtime to clear snow in winter.
Pros
Teamwork
Cons
N/a
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Fast paced
Corporate Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, VAMarch 10, 2018
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was a nice place to work. The atmosphere is competitive. I would recommend MWAA to potential employees because it is a fast paced environment for the social butterflies willing to express themselves and get their hands into the nit and grit of the work environment.
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Productive Fun Place to work
Probationary Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAJanuary 19, 2018
Great environment to work in. Met a lot a great people working there at the airport. Different details I worked. Doing traffic control and getting to talk to people engaging the public.
Pros
Something different everyday
Cons
none
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Nasty work environment with a good ole boy network !!
Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VADecember 4, 2017
Run from this place , do not work here !!!! They use & abuse people!!!!there is nothing good about this place other than the benefits! Read the book ! The No A**hole rule then you will understand why!!
Pros
None
Cons
Evil nasty place filled with devils!
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Fun workplace
Human Resources Intern (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 3, 2017
The job had a very positive atmosphere. You were taught alot at the job. Staff was very helpful in training. All were treated fairly and given great opportunity for advancement.
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Identity Crisis
Auditor (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, VANovember 6, 2017
Not a government entity but likes to operate as one internally. Org that needs to get with times regarding flexibility and technology (no telework, flex schedules). Offers pension (vested after 5 years). paid time off like federal government. Culture slow to change. Honestly don't see how they plan to retain younger employees.

Very intelligent leadership team, but can come across as too narrow focused.
Cons
no telework, no flex schedules
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Nice Company
Law Enforcement Officer/Traffic Control Officer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 9, 2017
Nice company, they really take care of their employees. Great benefits and plenty of overtime if you want it. More work than I initially imagined, but still good place to work.
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work place as the paradise
Structural Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Chantilly, VAAugust 29, 2017
work at MWAA is plascent and we learn to achieve pmp job perfomance respect everyone following orders and obey mandatory orders too. .,the job is not hard .some people hard to deal with the most enjoyable part in the job help costumers to guide them or give info they need we apply safety first and security
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A focused and driven environment
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 14, 2017
This company is very a goal and customer service oriented company. They are constantly developing processes that focus on making the customer experience at Reagan and Dulles airports the best in the world.
Pros
a since of community
Cons
Lack of advancement for mid tier employees
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MWAA is a great place to work.
Senior Technical Writer (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAJuly 12, 2017
MWAA has a good work culture and is a great place to work.

MWAA Co-workers are very friendly.

MWAA Management hosts weekly meetings (by department) to discuss the status of on-going projects.

The most enjoyable part of the job is the adaptation of emerging technologies.

Thank you.
Pros
MWAA is a great place to work.
Cons
Their new location in Arlington, Va, is best suited for persons living nearby in Virginia.
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INTERN (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 12, 2017
I worked there for 3 months. It was fine. I was an intern who they had no work for. They did not expect to get a developer. They wanted someone to make coffee.
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Great organization
Control Room Operator (Current Employee) –  Vienna, VAJune 28, 2017
Great organization. I would recommend this company to any body that inquires. Best benefits that I have ever had. This company is a very secure organization. Almost feels like a government job
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Rail Office
Contract Officer (Current Employee) –  Herndon, VAJune 28, 2017
I believe the culture of MWAA needs to be changed. MWAA is a great organization would love to remain gainfully employed there. Great benefits as well.
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Proceed with Caution
Manager of Simplified Acquisitions (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VAApril 14, 2017
The Authority has been going through drastic changes since it's audit in 2012. The current President does not care about the employees at all. He will not speak back when an employee speaks to him, and he has no concern for employees. Even though MWAA owns the parking lots and land, employees have to pay for parking and can't use that same parking when they travel. You don't get any type of travel benefits or discounts at all, and instead of laying employees off when they can't afford to keep them. The put them on performance probation and then force them to resign. The made me do it to two of my employees, and they did it to someone that I referred to the company, and two other Managers.
Pros
Public Procurement
Cons
No care for employees
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Great job
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VAApril 5, 2017
Typical police work. On your feet alot, great for staying in shape. Almost never meet the same person twice working at an airport. Security measures have become a part of daily life.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Great pay
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Decent Part-time job
Airport Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Sterling, VAJanuary 27, 2017
Airport Ambassador is mainly positioned inside U.S. Customs to assist inbound international travelers use the Automated Passport Control kiosks, and/or assist them to have the necessary documents ready for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. If you're bilingual, you also occasionally support CBP officers by translating the interview with the passengers.

If needed you're maybe placed at a various places inside the airport to help direct traveling public.

Although this position doesn't offer any benefits, you learn something everyday since you closely work with federal officers, airlines, and airport managers.

Position is directly associated with the Airport Manager Office so you get to interact with various managers, which are very friendly and willing to listen. Co-workers are also very wonderful to work with.

If you work morning shift, it starts at 5:30 am so it can get little difficult if you're not morning person. If you work afternoon shifts, time is not a problem but you have to deal with afternoon rush since most of the international traffic arrives in the afternoon which can get easily overwhelming.

Work/Life balance is very easy since you get to choose your own schedule, no questions asked.

Overall, a decent part-time job.
Pros
Experiences working with Federal Officers, Airlines, Airport Managers & Very easy Work/Life Balance
Cons
Frustrated travelers can be very overwhelming
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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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