I worked at Metropolitian Washington Airports Authority full-time (More than 3 years)
The Authority does have a great work atmosphere among the people actually doing the work. A few great managers and two very good Vice Presidents, one former, one active. Both at IAD. The Authority can be an excellent place to work as soon as the BOD does a thorough house cleaning of the bad eggs.
HR is not very accurate in their work and makes many errors, some are believed to be intentional. Mis-classifying of employees for payroll purposes. Was in my case. Then not properly reimbursed for the many hours, if not hundreds, spent working as an Exempt employee. When an inquiry was made to validate my status, as well as others, we were told by our direct manager that it was verified we were Exempt. When this error was "discovered" , HR and the Department made a number of incentive promises to minimize the amount of money owed. Those promises were not kept and a few of us were washed out within a short period of time. We made waves, we were targeted. This is only the tip of the iceberg of what MWAA corporate does. There will be more information made publicly in the future. Ethics at the Authority is questionable at COB among mid-level to senior managers. Degrading of employees by use of abusive language, threatening careers and scapegoating junior employees to save the manager or supervisor. Mr. Potter and Mrs McKeough are not being briefed factually with the ongoing problems.
Advice to Management
Make good to all of the current and former employees who have been mis-classified. Re-evaluate the business practices of department managers and use fair, sound and ethical judgement.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Metropolitian Washington Airports Authority (Washington, DC (US)).
Applied through MWAA website, received offer for interview about a month later. Interviewed with department head, who asked from a list of prepared questions. Comfortable experience. Questions were pretty straight forward.
Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition –