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US Air Force Reviews in Ogden, UT

Updated January 3, 2015
Updated January 3, 2015
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  • Free medical and dental care for yourself and extremely cheap dental care for your family (in 132 reviews)

  • The Air Force has great benefits for during and after your time in the service (in 293 reviews)


Cons
  • The only thing i can think of as a negative is the time spent away from family (in 315 reviews)

  • Some long hours at times, but thats more than to be expected in this career field (in 384 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome way to gain experience

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    See the world and let the government pay you to do it

    Cons

    A lot of training in rough conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience, but be prepared to move every 2-4 years as an Officer

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    Current Employee - Commander in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Commander in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    A chance to work with some great people, a chance to contribute, lead people and acquire some critical skills. An opportunity to travel and see the world. A decent salary. Teamwork and camaraderie.

    Cons

    Working with some dismal people disguised as leaders; uprooting your family every 2-3 years takes a toll on your family. Friends come and go. No roots. Emotional toll on your children. Deployments can wreak havoc on a family. If you do not have a strong family network, it can be very difficult to survive. Back stabbing people who only care about their careers and are only interested in themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentor your people, help them succeed, take care of them. Dont treat them as numbers like many so called leaders do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great career opportunities but getting worse.

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    Current Employee - Various in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Various in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Excellent leadership development opportunities. Benefits.

    Cons

    Highly stressful environment with long periods deployed away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Due to limited control over Air Force operations my advice is geared more towards Congress then Air Force leaders. Congress needs to realize that what is best for the country as a whole is not always best for your district or state. If you can't make sacrifices in the best interest of the country then you need to go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It’s been a rewarding 26 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Pros

    Great health care benefits, good opportunities to see different sites around the world. Wonderful place to serve the country. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Move more often than than i would have liked to. Difficult to establish any real roots, which can be tough on some families

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Slow paced

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ogden, UT

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Pros

    interesting work, good benefits, flexible schedules

    Cons

    pace of work is very slow and dependence on contractors can be very frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be certain that the amount of work to actually be done is reflected in staffing

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  7.  

    The US Air Force provides a structured environment in which to grow and excel.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Pros

    Superb benefits, excellent growth potential.

    Cons

    Inflexibility in some policies, extended travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek and listen to feedback from subordinates.

    Recommends
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