Air Force Institute of Technology
4.4 of 5 7 reviews
www.afit.edu WPAFB, OH

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    Reviewed masters thesis of hypserspectral imaging

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Dayton, OH

    ProsLot's of freedom, good guidance, everyone is very friendly and helpful. Great work/life balance. One can pretty much choose their schedule as long as the hours get completed.

    ConsAdvisor not free all days. Often teaching, going to meetings, or not in office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo paid time off for my contract. Didn't get access to facilities either although it could be due to my short contract.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineering Technician Intern

    Engineering Technician Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsCoworkers and project team were extremely intelligent people.

    ConsAssigned a single task with very little support from team that grossly impacted efficiency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Assistant Professor: Great place to work; important mission and fantastic work environment

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
    Dayton, OH

    ProsThe students are predominantly military officers and their work ethic makes for a positive teaching environment. Similarly, research is focused and high quality. Instructors have near complete discretion in content and conduct of classes and research.

    ConsAs a part of the military, prospect for continued funding cuts make AFIT a continuous target for budget cutters. As an institution of higher learning within the military, certain policies, especially with respect to conference attendance, conflicts with faculty interests.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConference attendance is essential to faculty, but conflicts with current military budget guidance. Management must rectify this by getting blanket exceptions for research funded conference attendance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great education in engineering and red tape

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfirst-rate labs and professors, students work well together

    Consrife with red tape and inefficiency

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    AFIT - room for improvement

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Dayton, OH

    ProsEngineers at AFIT have the opportunity to work on problems that have national interest and may help save lives. AFIT has a good management team that is both technically capable and cognizant of the researchers needs. There are very few micro managers here. There are also a breadth of topics to work - ranging from information assurance to artificial intelligence and aerospace.

    ConsThe pay at AFIT for a software engineer is lower than industry standard, even for the Ohio area. Dayton is not a wonderful place to live, the ability for engineers to work remotely would probably benefit the AFIT research team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay for top talent when rewarding researchers

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    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

    ProsGood pay and challeging tasks

    ConsNot many employee benefits if any

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to get a technical education.

    Ph D Student (Current Employee)

    ProsAt AFIT the primary goal is education of its students (mostly military, with a few civilians thrown in). Thus you will receive a lot of one-on-one attention if desired, and the teaching is top notch (with exceptions of course, as any school).

    In addition, it has a good deal of funding, so depending on your project you will likely have a lot of choices of research topics and guidance to help you find what you are really interested in.

    ConsUnlike more prestigious large engineering schools, If you aren't interested in one of the specific fields that AFIT focuses on, you are out of luck. Topics are mostly military-application oriented, so make sure you do some research first to see what AFIT is already doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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