TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

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Updated August 29, 2015
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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Administrator John S. Pistole
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134 Ratings

Pros
  • Good pay for the work and good benefits (in 18 reviews)

  • Part time- good pay, paid sick and vaca time (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Full time pay is worse than part time (in 11 reviews)

  • work-life balance is not important to the company (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Tso

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Part time health benefits and Union

    Cons

    Low morale. Easy to get in trouble. No teamwork


  2. Great experience, just a few flaws

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time

    Pros

    Feel good knowing you are contributing to the safety of the traveling public, and commerce. Ability to move around to other locations.

    Cons

    Hard hours, seniority is everything. Very high stress, must possess strong customer skills.

    Advice to Management

    Hire individuals that possess a college degree. It will help boost morale with the public, and give us a more polished look.


  3. LTSO

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Transportation Security Officer in Bedford, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Transportation Security Officer in Bedford, TX

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, easy to transfer to other airports...career progression

    Cons

    Stressful... constantly changing... the traveling Public doesn't really like you

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees.. be on the floor more. Be more informative...


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  5. TSO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tso
    Current Employee - Tso
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work. Great Benefits. Good people to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    Terrible schedules Constant changes in SOP. Continual testing all year, every year


  6. Decent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TSA CC Officer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - TSA CC Officer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, interesting information to learn, access to great network

    Cons

    Hours and working holidays and every weekend, depending on position of course, could use more support from senior staff

    Advice to Management

    Give the tools and teach employees to one day be able to do your job


  7. Nice Job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Security Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Transportation Security Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very simple work per se. job security. is good. Can transfer through out the country

    Cons

    very immature work force. can become very boring and repetitive.. Thousand Standing Around.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective on who is hired. Build up moral. Create better upward mobility for qualified persons to many TSOs that are qualified are looked over for less qualified candidates.


  8. Nashville International Airport Reservations

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Parking Lot Attendant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Parking Lot Attendant in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast and easy way to reserve your online parking space at Nashville International Airport. You can also check your reservation status online.

    Cons

    Flight Park offers convenient parking services near BNA Airport to meet customer’s individual need.


  9. Supervisory Transportation Security Inspector

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Parallel to previous experience in the US military

    Cons

    Uncertain on the qualifications of those considered to be "senior leaders"

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective on who is promoted/selected to senior management positions


  10. worked for tsa 12 years and 4 months

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tso in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Tso in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits,YOU CAN BID ON SHIFTS

    Cons

    NOT enough support from management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat workers better,


  11. TSO

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co workers become family. Looks great on a resume. Good work experience and benefits are good if you have a family .

    Cons

    Management looks down on lower staff. Lots of favoritism. It's not what you know but who you know for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Take more training classes. Show more employee appreciation and rewarding employees like giving them awards and other things to justify their hard work



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