Hill Air Force Base

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Hill Air Force Base Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
Updated May 23, 2014
11 Reviews

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  1.  

    Depot Maintenance

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic  in  Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Ogden, UT

    Pros

    Depot ensures stability of resources for workforce

    Cons

    Living in UT can have its predjudice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    “F-16 Workplace harassment\over 20 Suicides” The day's of telling the truth are gone.

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Electrician  in  Layton, UT
    Former Employee - Aircraft Electrician in Layton, UT

    Pros

    The pay and the training wasn't bad but all the distractions and kids games is a joke, this type of b.s. can hurt people from doing good work.

    Cons

    To many people playing with cell phones, radios, harassment of workers by millitary and co- workers. harassment at auto hobby shop on base etc. Co-workers turned over my tool box and put tape all over it in the aircraft hanger and my supervisor thought it was funny.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is the problem and the Union willn't help you at any of the of the Air Forces Bases in the USA this is why you see people go off on T.V. at these Bases because management is out of control and acts like kids.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    I was very satisfied with this company

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    Former Employee - Procurement Clerk  in  Clearfield, UT
    Former Employee - Procurement Clerk in Clearfield, UT

    Pros

    Flexible work hours with every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Year end hours were long days.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Basic work environment with low work load

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Ogden, UT

    Pros

    There is plenty of training opportunities and it is a good place to work if you don't mind a minimal workload.

    Cons

    The workload does not compare to the time spent at the employment. The pay and opportunities are less than what other employers offer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Very secure, for good and for bad

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Clearfield, UT
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Clearfield, UT

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits that are generally associated with a government job (lots of time off, good retirement plan, great insurance). Largest employer in Utah allows lots of opportunity to move to different positions.

    Cons

    There is a flip side to having a very secure job, that it tends to collect those worthless employees. There is an overwhelming sense of apathy and entitlement from many government employees. There are some great people who work hard and try to contribute to success but it is hard to keep that up when no one pushes you to perform or succeed. It is hard to feel like I make a valuable contribution to my employer. There are tons of frustrating policies and flaws in management/labor relations that make this place very slow and dysfunctional. I could spend the rest of my career as an engineer at Hill AFB and be very comfortable but would also feel very dissatisfied with myself and what I accomplish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push the employees more

  7.  

    DoD career

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    Current Employee - Lead Program Manager  in  Hill Air Force Base, UT
    Current Employee - Lead Program Manager in Hill Air Force Base, UT

    Pros

    Great challenge within certain career fields. Once hired, with the exception of workforce reductions, job security is relatively good.

    Cons

    Subject to political climate and bureaucratic red tape. Workforce ebbs & flows while workload increases with a fair consistancy. Once hired, with the exception of workforce reductions, job security is relatively good...good performers must pick up the slack of poor performers in the preponderance of cases. Had to typically work 12-14 hour days, a few weekends, just to keep up. Higher grades only get straight pay, compensetory time, or no additional compensation (which is very often the case).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid managing from a distance and/or via fear and intimidation. Hands on management and mentorship creates a much better atmosphere and typically increases productivity. I've worked within several SPOs and within the Depot (predominantly in management), and both sectors have pockets of good and bad, but the Depot sector has a distinct corner on the distance and/or via fear and intimidation style.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Hill Air Force Base offers the best incentives than any place I have ever worked

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Clearfield, UT
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Clearfield, UT

    Pros

    HAFB offers sick leave, medical, dental, annual leave, holiday leave, 401K, profit sharing, and more. They treat people like adults and they treat them with respect. Employment is pretty stable. Many opportunities to excel and find new opportunities. 75% paid higher education. People are great to work with. Most GS series employees do not work more than 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    The retirement plan used to be a lot better. Decision making takes a long time. Annual performance rating is outdated. Driving on and off base can be a pain at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a decision based on facts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Electronics Engineer

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer  in  Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Ogden, UT

    Pros

    Stable job. Light duty. Good vacation time.

    Cons

    No bonus, performance does not matter, the seniority matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Easy if you want to, however, the pay does not get better with the extra responsibility

  10.  

    Hill Air Force Base - A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Lead
    Current Employee - Software Lead

    Pros

    Work environment - 3 hours of excersise time each week, every other friday off. Interesting work, Benefits are good. Work week is 40 hours period, anything more is considered overtime and must be approved - try matching that in the non government environment. The gyms on base a very nice and free, they have yoga, pilates, spin classes, rock wall for practice climbing.

    Cons

    Once you are hired and want to switch to another job that you are qualified for that has a higher pay range , it is impossible with the current pay system NSPS. You can be the lead over a group of engineers and have the lowest pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay should be based on the job

    Recommends
  11.  

    You get what you put into it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    1) Large variety of health plans to choose from and the rates are very affordable for GS employees
    2) Employment overall is pretty stable. Even with recent positions being cut the base did a very good job about offering early outs and keeping people who wanted to work on base.
    3) For the vast majority of GS employees 12 and under the work week is kept to 40 hours, with overtime needing approval, so it offers a nice work-life balance.
    4) Many shops offer flexible/compressed work schedules.
    5) Civilians have access to the majority of the amenities on the base including the golf course, bowling alley, movie theater, gym, outdoor recreation facility, restaurants, credit union, auto shop, airmen and family center. Many of the services are free and the ones that aren't are very reasonable prices.
    6) There's always opportunities to excel yourself, take on extra responsibilities, and find new opportunities. The workload is there, the staff numbers have been cut back, so if you are complaining that you're bored or that your job is too easy volunteer for something. And those volunteering opportunities that you take are noticed and recognized by supervisors when it comes time for open positions that need to be filled or promotions.
    7) Some of the people can be great to work with. I had the opportunity to work just with civilians at first, and then with both civilians and military and I loved it. The people in my shop were hard working, really helpful, and definitely went above and beyond for each other.

    Cons

    1) Annual performance review bonuses are extremely small compared to private sector due to regulations (and are getting smaller due to budget cuts) and only a set amount are given out each year so not everyone is going to get one.
    2) Getting on and off the base during peak hours can be frustrating for many civilians (especially those who have never worked on a military base before). Efforts have been made to improve the process, but it is what it is.
    3) Governmental red tape
    4) Morale had been on the low side my last year, and was getting a bit worse when I left.
    5) Salary is on the lower side for those with graduate degrees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Improve morale
    2) Be proactive instead of reactive

    Recommends

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