TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

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Updated June 29, 2015
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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Administrator John S. Pistole
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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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. You can go full time fast if you want

    Cons

    Horrible morning hours. Lazy co-workers.


  2. Professional admosphere.

    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, compensations, insurances, retirement and wages.

    Cons

    Lack of staff, constant changes of rules, regulations, efficiency and support.


  3. Helpful (1)

    I liked it

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tso in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tso in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was really the bonus checks were the best. You become really close with the people you work with.

    Cons

    Some of the passengers can be really rude. The first year you're there your shift will suck

    Advice to Management

    Management could be a little more personalable and not act as if you're beneath them. They can show some sort of compassion.


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  5. LTSO

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in SeaTac, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in SeaTac, WA

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent, coworkers don't suck too bad.

    Cons

    Too few female leads. Supervisors micromanage. Unfair labor practices.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your head out and treat your female lead and supervisors as equals to their male counterparts.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Transportation Security Administration

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to begin your career with the government. It is a stepping stone to move to different departments and branches within the Government. Coworkers are great team workers.

    Cons

    The daily stresses incurred by the traveling passengers can be a lot for a person. Majority of selected managers do not have the educational background to lead.

    Advice to Management

    If management is going to promote from within make sure the individual has the some degree with the experience. Experience alone does not mean a person can manage and lead.


  7. Laid back Professional and highly stressful at times

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavior Detection Officer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Behavior Detection Officer in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary and good benefits. In the recession government jobs have more stability. It's probably better suited for college students going part time.

    Cons

    Government work can be very confining. You're tested over 4 times a year officially and randomly throughout the year unofficially.

    Advice to Management

    Team building and training is more effective than multiple test taking that threatens job security. In these environments employee morale is greatly effected negatively.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Blessed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Bwi Airport, MD
    Former Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Bwi Airport, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, very good team,

    Cons

    very political, you know how to multitask

    Advice to Management

    continue to protect our country


  9. Motor Coach Operator

    Current Employee - Coach Operator & School Bus Driver in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Coach Operator & School Bus Driver in Henderson, NV

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

    Pros

    Have More than 40 Years Different types of Experience....

    Cons

    I am Workaholic Person, After given training you do not have to worry for my job... etc...


  10. the pay was exceptionally good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work is job security

    Cons

    The bad thing is the scheduling. It is hard to get a day off


  11. Helpful (1)

    It

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Transportation Security Officer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Lead Transportation Security Officer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay plus overtime. Benefits and 401k

    Cons

    Communication is always lacking. Lots of forced overtime. Very short on staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Get more help and please try to talk to your workforce more.



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