US Air Force Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh
General Mark A. Welsh
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Pros
  • Great Benefits (such as medical and dental) (in 132 reviews)

  • great benefits good pay great work enviornment (in 293 reviews)

Cons
  • Away from family while deployed (in 315 reviews)

  • Constantly changing supervision; Long Hours (in 384 reviews)

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  1. Not Good Job for Engineers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Layton, UT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Layton, UT

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Location - quality of life. Low stress, high job security, low overtime, liberal vacation.

    Cons

    All jobs pay the same regardless of degree - engineers not rewarded financially. No challenge or feeling of accomplishment. Few promotion opportunities or recognition, high turnover. Empire building management - way over staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Learn two important things- 1. communication 2. take care of your people and they won't quit.


  2. Air force

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beach City, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beach City, TX

    I worked at US Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented, travel the world

    Cons

    Over worked, and away from family


  3. It depends

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk in Wpafb, OH
    Former Employee - Clerk in Wpafb, OH

    I worked at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Stability, consistent pay raises, some flex time

    Cons

    Cliques, management overlooking good workers to appease substandard ones.

    Advice to Management

    Place substantial value on professionally inclined, dedicated employees.


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  5. Enlisted active duty

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free healthcare and gym. Also they pay for your house, so you can have the government pay for your mortgage when you live there.

    Cons

    Poor pay, poor top leadership that is disconnected from the demands of the front line airmen. Also too many processes. It took me 2 weeks to get my boss to sign a single piece of paper.

    Advice to Management

    Take the advice of the climate surveys seriously as opposed to just telling everyone to suck it up and do as you are told.


  6. Not as great as it use to be

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to meet some good people. You get to travel

    Cons

    Not enough space here to put Cons. Enter at your own risk.


  7. Working smarter, not harder..?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Air Force full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits, such as healthcare and a comparable 401k type of plan, job security, etc.

    Cons

    Brought a whole new meaning to the term "micro-management."

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people to know what they're doing, and if they don't, give them ACTUAL guidance.


  8. Worst experience of my life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Scientist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Computer Scientist in Houston, TX

    I worked at US Air Force (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of one. I worked for the Air Force as a computer scientist for 2 and a half years and it was a nightmare. If you have any choice whatsoever, go work somewhere else. You'll make more money and they'll appreciate you more.

    Cons

    Everything. I couldn't begin to count how many times I was lied to about my pay, my job duties, pretty much everything. The people who work there for more than a year or two only do so because they couldn't get hired elsewhere if they tried.

    Advice to Management

    There's really no point. The Air Force is so far past saving. I've never seen so many inept people working in one place before. It's pathetic.


  9. passive aggressive.........

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gofer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Gofer in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at US Air Force part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    as a civilian I can think of none. A very uptight place

    Cons

    Budget cuts mean low wages and bad hours, only good if it suits you.


  10. You wanna know what they don't want you to know? Please read on...it gets really interesting :) #Unbothered4Ever

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - E4 - Air Force - Senior Airman in Edwards AFB, CA
    Former Employee - E4 - Air Force - Senior Airman in Edwards AFB, CA

    I worked at US Air Force full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free, everything is paid but in the end the enlisted member pays. You'll see.....keep living. My advice get out as soon as you can, Life is not a rehearsal....do you!! Follow your dreams, because if not the mission will continue to make theirs come true with your youth.

    Cons

    Free medical for you and your family but not the best physicians. Long appointment times, constant changing doctors and VERY long wait times in the medical facilities. Prepare to take off work.

    Advice to Management

    Retire, all of you. Get on a boat, with your families and love them. Be stress free, oh and enroll in counseling...i recommend Zoloft 75mg a day :)


  11. Great for those who want to travel.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - E4 - Air Force - Senior Airman in Holloman AFB, NM
    Former Employee - E4 - Air Force - Senior Airman in Holloman AFB, NM

    I worked at US Air Force

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunity to see the world, meet new people, perfect for those who do not have a family or so not plan on having one for the time being.

    Cons

    Low moral, constant changes, many airman have a sense of entitlement even when they do not their jobs and management allows it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing those airman that have no morals and no work ethic slip trough the cracks and stop pushing out the hard working airman.



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