US Air Force Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh
General Mark A. Welsh
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Pros
  • Great Benefits (such as medical and dental) (in 132 reviews)

  • great benefits good pay great work enviornment (in 293 reviews)

Cons
  • Away from family while deployed (in 315 reviews)

  • Constantly changing supervision; Long Hours (in 384 reviews)

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  1. Enlisted

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3A1X1 in Sheppard AFB, TX
    Current Employee - 3A1X1 in Sheppard AFB, TX

    I have been working at US Air Force (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Education benefits are amazing! Lots of growth opportunity for those that push themselves. The pay isn't terrible if you factor in all of the benefits.

    Cons

    The work hours can be brutal. There is the constant possibility of being deployed (within your deployment window). Almost zero control of where you are going (both, where you live and how you do your job).

    Advice to Management

    There really isn't anything to put here. The issues I discussed in the "cons" section are institutional in nature and honestly a requirement of military service. That's why signing up is called a sacrifice.


  2. NCOIC

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for assignments and promotions

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of


  3. USAF

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MSgt - USAF
    Current Employee - MSgt - USAF

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great way to secure your future! Has great benefits.

    Cons

    Time away from family can take toll on your personal life.


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  5. Good Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Structural Maintenance in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Aircraft Structural Maintenance in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The US Air Force provides great benefits and good pay. After your 4-6 year enlistment you could earn an AAS or a BA for free thanks to the Air Force.

    Cons

    Unset work schedules, long hours, people with GEDs could be in charge of you and deployments to locations like Afghanistan.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your peers. You where in there shows once. Don't forget where you came from. We all had no stripes at one time.


  6. Retired USAF

    Former Employee - Air Transportation Specialist in Goose Creek, SC
    Former Employee - Air Transportation Specialist in Goose Creek, SC

    I worked at US Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best decision of my life!

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home.


  7. Ed

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Pros

    Great, Amazing, Hard, Profitable learn as you go

    Cons

    Time spent away from family and home


  8. Director of Operations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at US Air Force

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

    Pros

    Extremely high quality co-workers. Focused organizational goals

    Cons

    Significant time spent away from home

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the personnel and the mission will take care of itself


  9. Network Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Operation Technician in Rio Linda, CA
    Current Employee - Network Operation Technician in Rio Linda, CA

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! No co-pay or out-of-pocket cost for medical reasons Free flights to most places around the world Very supportive community to achieve goals, both professionally and personally

    Cons

    Benefits and salary might be reduced even further in the near future

    Advice to Management

    Leaderships are doing great at motivating lower ranking airmen, as well as developing leadership skills for NCOs


  10. Air Force Officer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    The best benefits out there

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons


  11. Military

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

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

    Pros

    Free Health care, Free education, Travel opportunities, excellent retirement system,

    Cons

    tour lengths getting longer, limited assignment opportunities in some jobs



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