US Air Force Reviews in Aurora, CO

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
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Pros
  • You will have the opportunity to travel and continue your education (in 144 reviews)

  • Currently government pay and benefits are better than their civilian counterparts (in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • The only thing i can think of as a negative is the time spent away from family (in 270 reviews)

  • As with any maintenance USAF career field expect long hours, with little reward (in 326 reviews)

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11 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience, learned a lot and received great job skills

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    Current Employee - E5 - Air Force - Staff Sergeant  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - E5 - Air Force - Staff Sergeant in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    30 Days vacation per year or 2.5 days per month. Great health care. Life skills

    Cons

    Deployments, On-Call, have to use leave for weekends and holidays that you would be off anyway if you are taking leave

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    pretty reasonable, I am satisfied with what the United States Air Force has done for me

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    Current Employee - Signal Intelligence Analyst  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Signal Intelligence Analyst in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good work environment, supportive co-workers, potential for job prospects outside of military, good benefits, solid job training

    Cons

    deployments, chance of unwanted relocation of base, have to work with military rules and regulations, contracted for a certain amount of years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    They gave me a great start on my next career.

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    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Instructor in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is good. Some of the bases are awesome places to live. Lots of opportunity for education and personal growth.

    Cons

    Some very crappy bases out there. Some career fields deploy way too much. Too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting benefits and pay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience working as a civilian intern, great atmosphere and awesome people.

    Former Employee - 460th Civil Engineering Squadron Intern  in  Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - 460th Civil Engineering Squadron Intern in Aurora, CO

    I worked at US Air Force as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was paid well, my superiors were friendly, working on base was a fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Long days, early morning hours, some of my tasks were a lot of busy work and didn't require me to think.

  6.  

    Everyone person's experience in the military is different. Talk to a lot of people before making a decision.

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    Former Employee - RF Transmission Systems Tech  in  Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - RF Transmission Systems Tech in Aurora, CO

    I worked at US Air Force full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits (medical, dental, etc.). Training opportunities, travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Your life is no longer your own. You whistle to someone else's tune and jump when they say so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what Sergeant means and follow it. Stop the mindless adherence to the rules. Think about why we do what we do, and how it should be applied.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    As a professional Air Force Recruiter, I applied need-based selling skills to enlisted new Airman in the USAF.

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    Current Employee - Professional Recruiter  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Professional Recruiter in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Incredible opportunity to change lives, mentor future Airman, sharpen selling skills, and learn to overcome concerns. If you're successful, the autonomy in this job completely outweighs the long hours. Ultimately, the people people I worked alongside and the applicants I enlisted are what made this job incredible.

    Cons

    As a recruiter in the Air Force, you're constantly having to balance representing the Air Force as a world leading technology force while also dealing with military grade security measures. This often leads to antiquated hardware, outdated operating systems, and programs that are hard to count on to complete the administrative part of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture and work ethic in this job are second to none. Aside from upgrading our technology practices to current standards, this is a great job!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best decision of my life

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    Former Employee - Staff Sergeant  in  Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Staff Sergeant in Aurora, CO

    I worked at US Air Force full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job Security, benefits, education, constant moving, training

    Cons

    Testing to make rank, constant moving, politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Command Post controller

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    Current Employee - CP Controller  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - CP Controller in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Easy work when boring but exciting when emergency arises. Stay busy when things are slow to include use full advantage of your education benefits.

    Cons

    Shift work and deployments impact your family life. Think about how much you are willing to sacrifice because your promise will be tested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your people advance with you and always remember your core values.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Exiting and always new

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    Current Employee - MSGT  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - MSGT in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Experience, school, benefits, blow up stuff, kill bad people

    Cons

    Red tape, no overtime, leadership, areas, pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to senior enlisted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very honorable profession!

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Decent pay. Great job opportunities. Always someone to help. Strong sense of friendship within the Military. Travel the world.

    Cons

    Some jobs require long hours. Possibility of deployments. Competitive promotions. There can also be lots of problems within the civilian and military workplaces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep positive reenforcement with the Airman in the Air Force. Do not treat any Airman as a negative example. Make sure that senior leadership is knowledgeable.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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