US Air Force

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US Air Force Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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4.1 3,626 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh

General Mark A. Welsh

(1,236 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will have the opportunity to travel and continue your education(in 141 reviews)

  • Currently government pay and benefits are better than their civilian counterparts(in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • The only thing i can think of as a negative is the time spent away from family(in 268 reviews)

  • As with any maintenance USAF career field expect long hours, with little reward(in 322 reviews)

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    Great place to earn good money and get an education

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsEducation, health care, professional development

    ConsCivil liberties, deployments, ignorance, limited control over your life

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop serving Kool-aid

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Opportunities are only limited by you.

    Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsThe Air Force has provided training and experience no other occupation could touch. Best decision I have every made.

    ConsYou must be willing to go where and when you are needed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is ultimately the President of the United States and Congress. I would like to say we are all in good hands, but cannot. At least things move through our government so slow it is difficult for any one person or administration to do permanent damage (although several have given it a good college try).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You get out of it....what you put into it.

    Enlisted Leader (Current Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsTimes are tough all over and that includes the Air Force. However there are opportunities a plenty and for someone with drive, passion, and a whole lot energy the doors will be opened. Some locations and bosses are better than others, but the name of the game is persistence and so for those who don't give up....they are rewarded.

    ConsSacrificing is not just a word we use, its something we must do everyday.....that means sacrificing in every aspect of your life (i.e. time, family, personal goals, etc...).

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe key to long-term success in the Air Force is balancing between work and life. The times that one must sacrifice...then sacrifice; but other times take care of oneself and family.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My 24 years in the Air Force has been great.

    ICBM Maintenance (Current Employee) Cheyenne, WY

    ProsIn ICBM maintenance you can have a very stable career because you don't have to move from base to base.

    ConsThe ICBM bases are in remote northern areas of the US.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your people well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    "Plenty of opportunities"

    E4 - Air Force - Senior Airman (Current Employee) Fort Dix, NJ

    ProsPlenty of training and guidance for those who are seeking a choice that allows them to travel and serve their country at the same time.

    ConsBeing treated like children, and blanket punishments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone, the USAF has a successful way of running their operation, it just so happens that it isn't my cup of tea.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding

    Electronic Warfare Instructor (Current Employee) Sheppard AFB, TX

    ProsExperience, Vacation, Healthcare, Network, and Salary.

    ConsYou are Government property and sometimes you have to remember that the AF comes first.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways watch over your airman!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Benefits

    Military Program Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsBenefits, education opportunties, Skill building

    ConsDeployments, decesion making, force reductions

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on People and information sharing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working for the Air Force is an honor.

    Air Force Officer (Current Employee)

    Prosit is an honor to serve! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    ConsI am almost done with my time.

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    Loved my 23+ years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome career choice. Can't wait for my next chapter.

    ConsCan't think of any. I had an awesome 23 years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engineer USAF

    Aerospace Engineer (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsGood benefits and good pay

    ConsSometimes not busy and you are expedited to be there no matter if you have work or not

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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