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US Air Force Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
4,451 Reviews
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US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's not a job it's a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent medical benefits, compensation for housing, food, extra pay for austere locations. Camaraderie with fellow Air Force members.

    Cons

    On duty 24/7, can be called to duty any time day or night. Long deployments away from family

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    USAF Career

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    Former Employee - Squadron Superintendent in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Squadron Superintendent in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Great support network / chance to "see the world" / opportunity to get an education / health benefits

    Cons

    Time away from home due to deployments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your Airmen, and they will take care of you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    United States Air Force

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Air Force

    Pros

    Phenomenal community of professional people

    Cons

    Subject to same budgetary woes as all Governmental agencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize the aging bomber and tanker fleet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Oppurtunity

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    Current Employee - AIRMEN in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - AIRMEN in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at US Air Force part-time

    Pros

    Learn a skill set, become part of a team, travel the world, great pay and benefits .

    Cons

    Can get tough on family life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best 20 years of my life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inspector General in Lackland AFB, TX
    Current Employee - Inspector General in Lackland AFB, TX

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Pros

    Diversity, teamwork, values. If you're looking for a tough career that will challenge you and let you meet people you'd have never met otherwise, look no further. If you're looking for a career you can absolutely be proud of, this is it. The sky is literally the limit.

    Cons

    Honestly, I can't think of any. If there are any cons, they're most likely self-induced. It's all about what you make of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try so hard to put your own spin on senior leadership's messages to the field. It just ends up muddling it. Keep it simple.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Completed 6 years enlisted, had the time of my life!

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    Former Employee - Aviation Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Aviation Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at US Air Force full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, education, travel, lots of perks

    Cons

    Deployments (not so bad), lengthy training (you need it), it's the military

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve quality of life for service members, the approach is working

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Service Before Self

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Hurlburt Field, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hurlburt Field, FL

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

    Pros

    A part of the world's greatest air power.
    Ability to directly impact young troops.
    Information provided has a global effect.
    Tuition Assistance.
    Great benefits for housing/VA loans.

    Cons

    Long hours not reflected with pay.
    Personal input is limited by rank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that rank is not a direct reflection of knowledge/ability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Air Force offers opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Pros

    Training, Advancement, $ for School, Leadership, Travel opportunities, great med/dental benefits, 20 year retirement

    Cons

    Base assignment is to fill the needs of the Air Force, which is not always the best pick for members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a thrill of a lifetime!

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist
    Former Employee - Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist

    I worked at US Air Force (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best reason for working with the USAF is that you work on high performance aircraft. There is nothing like the thrill of ensuring these aircraft are maintained at peak performance levels.

    Cons

    The major challenge working with the USAF these days is the uptempo deployment schedule. A lot of birthdays and Christmases with families are spent in far off lands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper level management needs to not take advantage of those assigned to their care. Sometimes all they see is a promotion or award for themselves and their airmen pay the price so that they get what they desire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Career and Training opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Air Force Officer in Peterson AFB, CO
    Current Employee - Air Force Officer in Peterson AFB, CO

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

    Pros

    Career advancement
    Travel
    College tuition assistance

    Cons

    Demanding schedule
    Overseas travel
    Downsizing employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow and invest in young talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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