US Air Force

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Dont Join the Air Force

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Former Employee - Aircraft Navigator
Former Employee - Aircraft Navigator

I worked at US Air Force

Pros

Days off, low work expectations once at job level.

Cons

Days off include weekends, Low Work expectations, Opportunities for careers once leaving military. Most people come out with some sort of mental issue. Too many people in the Air Force are Narcissistic.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissism
Rampant abstinence, laziness, and low morale. Too many managers are only concerned about their own career. Company line only benefits the top levels of management.
AVOID the Air Force!

The US military has lost credibility. Its a Joke!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remove multiple levels of rules and regulations, promote computer use, stop thinking about your own career and start worrying about the careers of others. I have seen too many people's lives get screwed over because the management did not have the time to deal with others careers. Modernize the information system, reduce bureaucracy. Stop making little websites and information centers and start working on ERP solutions. In fact hire consultants to overhaul the entire information system that the Air force has. SUBTRACT, do not ADD!!! Adopt ITIL, PMP and other long time civilian industry standard certifications for Air Force members. Make computer competency a requirement for all members who join, even the high school graduates.

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    Air Force - No one comes close, to being the kind of leader this organization need.

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    Current Employee - Air Force Fighter Pilot
    Current Employee - Air Force Fighter Pilot

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Pros

    Security, Job satisfaction, benefits, see the world, career broadening without losing benefits or changing employers, flying F-16s, leave, 20-year retirement.

    Cons

    Deployments, seeing idiots who get promoted and end up leading the Air Force, frequent moves, politics, No matter how high you get, you're always taking orders from somebody else, horrible performance rating and promotion system, even though you'd think the military would have more than its fair share, good leadership is scarce and and as many bad leaders get promoted as good ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what's important, 80% of what we do is not the mission because someone is afraid to say no to their boss. Don't micro-manage. COMMUNICATE, set expectations and hold people accountable, mentor (don't just pay lip service) and train your people, tell people why you make the decisions you do (when you can), don't accept band-aid solutions to problems, quit rotating leaders every year or 2, it crushes an organization. All of you think you do this or know you should, but most of you don't, or won't listen to how you're not.

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    Current Employee - Developmental Engineer
    Current Employee - Developmental Engineer

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Pros

    Working for your country and always getting to try something new.

    Cons

    Retirement is an all-or-nothing scenario. Either do 20 years and get it or nothing at all. The TSP is similar to 401k but no matching contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp evaluation process and personnel assignment.

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