TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

www.tsa.gov
Unclaimed Profile

TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
325 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

325 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Simple process

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Transportation Security Officer
    Current Employee - Lead Transportation Security Officer

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay for the task preformed. you get benifits, they're not the best, but certainly not the worst. from day one you start earning paid time off, as well as a separate sick leave balance. plenty of opportunity for advancement if your heart desires.

    Cons

    All start off part time, about 20 hours per week. It takes a long time to gain seniority for better days off. different supervisor personalities will bug you. the traveling public can be really mean, and not understanding at all.

    Advice to Management

    Be more kind to the people you work for, and who work for you.


  2. officer

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

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good( health care)

    Cons

    Overall negative place to work from every possible angle.


  3. Supervisor don't work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Screener in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Screener in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Vacation THATS IT NOTHING ELSE GOOD

    Cons

    They will work you to near death while the supervisors and leads sit down!

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (3)

    Lead Screener

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pays pretty well for a job that does not require any education other than a high school diploma.

    Cons

    They don't promote women fairly. Too much nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Apply for every promotional opportunity you see, whether you qualify for it or not. The experience interviewing and completing all the applications is invaluable.


  6. Security Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and Telework option

    Cons

    Politics, poor leadership, jaded staff, no strategy


  7. Helpful (1)

    Young agency still trying to find their footing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and leave

    Cons

    Not enough people on the floor and too many in offices. Upper management has no idea what screeners go through every day especially at smaller airports where the old machines go to die.

    Advice to Management

    Work the floor at a checkpoint for a month. Hire more people. Stop the mandatory testing every year.


  8. Helpful (1)

    My experience with the Government

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Really great pay and great benefits for job requirements, there is a chance for promotion, Set days and hourly work schedule.

    Cons

    Very hard to get time off even while part time, while there is a chance to move up it is pretty difficult, conflicting instructions, way too many politics in the work place.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the primary job; security. Work towards making the security process more efficient, pay closer attention to the officers actually doing the work and not numbers.


  9. rated b for boondoggle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billings, MT

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    worked with some real characters, kind of like being in a comic strip, the movies, or a mental institution, or perhaps a combo of the above

    Cons

    no oversight, no accountability, employees are treated as guilty until proven innocent, management sucks, the fsd and afsd are jokes. there is no morale. it simply does not exist.

    Advice to Management

    if it were up to me a would rate you a negative 10 on a scale of 1-10. Glassdoor requires a minimum of 1 star. May i strongly insist that you do a career plan. The taxpayers have been carrying you for several years, and hopefully the congress will ouster you from federal service.


  10. Helpful (2)

    This place is the biggest joke in the federal government.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tso in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Tso in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    This job is by far the easiest job ever. I spent a majority of my time there reading books and watching movies which is what everyone does in check baggage. I took a lot of naps to. If you are lazy this is definitely the place for you.

    Cons

    The management, supervisors, coworkers, and basically anyone that has anything to do with TSA is a joke. This place is the most unorganized agency I have ever seen. They recently failed 95% of their test and I am personally not surprised. The people do not care about their job because they are living an easy life. I am a female and honestly in the past two years I have never been treated so poorly in my life. I have been absolutely miserable in this terrible place. These people are so bored they have nothing better to do than gossip and create malicious lies about you and everyone else that works there. I worked with pedophiles, prostitutes, and criminals in a government agency! This place isn't run well at all. They need to completely redo this place. They fire people for being late to work only one minute after clock in but keep pedophiles! This place is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  11. TSA - Aviation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    BENEFITS! Salary, paid holidays. Accrued vacation and sick time.

    Cons

    Scheduling has limited start and end times. Every six months you have to bid on a new schedule. There is no guarantee you will be able to keep a schedule you like or need. Part-time requires a 5 day 20 hour work week. Annual testing

    Advice to Management

    Improve morality! Change the scheduling system. Loyalty to employees. Reward seniority. Allow Supervisors to have more control and decision making of there area and employees.



Showing 325 of 327 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.