TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
190 Reviews
2.5
190 Reviews
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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Administrator John S. Pistole
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay for the work and good benefits (in 17 reviews)

  • It is pretty good pay for a job that is non-skilled labor (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • The TSA is moving to a part-time work force in order to decrease costs and increase flexibility with scheduling (in 10 reviews)

  • Too many chiefs not enough Indians-Poor management (in 9 reviews)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some of the people were great to work with. Schedule options were useful. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Passengers can be a pain to work with and the compensation did not make up for it. Some co-workers were not easy to work with either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supervisory Transportion Security Officer

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    Former Employee - Supervisory Transportation Security Officer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisory Transportation Security Officer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great retirement is great if you make it that long

    Cons

    They are not really looking out for the officers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your officers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall its a good learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Tso  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tso in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I like meeting new people and that youre trying to make a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Dealing with different attitudes, moods and that some people really hate tsa.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to sometimes put your feet in our shoes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    More than a job... A Career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

    Pros

    Excellent part time career with great benefits. A career that will fill one with pride. Very rewarding...perfect part time career for a full time mother and wife.

    Cons

    I can not say much for cons...people are people and in this position one deals with many personalities. I find it makes the day go faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Transportation Security Inspector

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Access to federal government benefits

    Cons

    Limited growth potential, work-life balance is very unbalanced towards work

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    TSO

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    Former Employee - Tso  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Tso in Phila, PA

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    GOVERNMENT JOB/ BENEFITS /PAY TIME OFF/SICK TIME

    Cons

    Supervisors ex military free job the don't do anything but complain they do absolutely nothing! but ruin your day!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come watch your supervisors on the floor if you can find them they always disappearing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Should you choose this job...make sure that it is just a chapter in your life, and not your whole existence!!

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    Current Employee - TSA OFFICER
    Current Employee - TSA OFFICER

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent than most for an entry level position. You can meet some really nice people and gain a really close bond with some of your coworkers.

    Cons

    Just about everything else, if you like to pride yourself on professionalism, then look elsewhere cause there is none here. At ohare, we are always short staffed and those that do work, go home tired and cranky everyday, others laze the day away pretending to work. The promotion process is a total joke consisting of questions totally irrelevant to your experiences, ensuring that the next individual whose lead you will have to follow, is a total inept BSer. Recurrent testing is necessary to maintain your job, and as you watch good workers fail and forced into resignation, you begin to realise how expendable you are. Passengers are often aggressively opinionated about you and TSA in general, everything from smart mouthed sarcastic comments, to downright insulting comments on your personal character, you MUST have a thick skin to work here, or you will be driven to insanity!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing i could ever say that would actually improve TSA. A complete overhaul is desperately needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    opt out

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    Current Employee - Opt Oudt  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Opt Oudt in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There are really no pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    Too many EEOC complaints. Not a friendly place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    opt oudt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The job itself is easy, but the people you work make its harder than it has to be

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    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    you get all of the benefits weather you are working part of full time. You can use TSA as stepping stone for other federal agencies.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as personal growth or recognition for work excellence. If you are a person who love to work the same thing day to day. Then this is the job for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love the mission, hate the work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is a an opportunity to truly make a difference in the ability of the flying public to travel safely. The agency has all of the "programs" that make working for the government a good thing.

    Cons

    Employees are nothing, sometimes not even a number. Staffing is low which punishes the good worker who shows up everyday ready to work. You end up doing your job and someone elses who decides to call out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit talking leadership and actually apply it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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