Air Force Institute of Technology

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Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
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    I great place to work in a low-stress, low cost of living area.

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    Former Employee - Section Chief  in  Wright Patterson AFB, OH
    Former Employee - Section Chief in Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    I worked at Air Force Institute of Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The working environment was professional but friendly and comfortable. Training was offered to help employees meet the government requirements for the positions and when needed to support new technology.

    Cons

    Transitioning the largely contractor based workforce to government civil service positions was stressful and some employees had to take a pay cut to stay in their positions once the transition was completed, though in return they had the benefit of a secure government job.

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    Reviewed masters thesis of hypserspectral imaging

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Air Force Institute of Technology as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Lot'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.

    Cons

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

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    No paid time off for my contract. Didn't get access to facilities either although it could be due to my short contract.

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    Engineering Technician Intern

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician Intern

    I worked at Air Force Institute of Technology as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers and project team were extremely intelligent people.

    Cons

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

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

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Air Force Institute of Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    As 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.

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    Conference 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.

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    A great education in engineering and red tape

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Air Force Institute of Technology

    Pros

    first-rate labs and professors, students work well together

    Cons

    rife with red tape and inefficiency

    Recommends
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    AFIT - room for improvement

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Air Force Institute of Technology

    Pros

    Engineers 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay for top talent when rewarding researchers

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    Force Technology

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

    I have been working at Air Force Institute of Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and challeging tasks

    Cons

    Not many employee benefits if any

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    A good place to get a technical education.

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    Current Employee - Ph D Student
    Current Employee - Ph D Student

    I have been working at Air Force Institute of Technology

    Pros

    At 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.

    Cons

    Unlike 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.

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