US Air Force Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
4,033 Reviews
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US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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    Air Force Officer

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    Current Employee - Officer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Officer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great Job, Great opportunity. Great Technical Knowledge and leadership experience.

    Cons

    Leadership Issues, long deployments, little time off or at home.

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    Excellent experience working for the military. Couldn't asked for a better employer.

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    Current Employee - Social Worker  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    I have been able to travel and experience the world with my job. Time off and benefits are the best compared to working in the civilian sector.

    Cons

    In order to get a higher position you need to move to another state.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great career and great education opportunities as aero engineer

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    Current Employee - Various  in  Wpafb, OH
    Current Employee - Various in Wpafb, OH

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for graduate education on full salary
    Wide exposure to variety of systems and domains
    Development as leader and manager of resources

    Cons

    Potential work-life balance depending on assignments/roles (e.g., deployment)
    Officer development can be too weighted towards professional military education versus competency in skill area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give technical officers more opportunities for technical leadership roles

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great career

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    Current Employee - E5 - Air Force - Staff Sergeant  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - E5 - Air Force - Staff Sergeant in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits are better than anywhere else

    Cons

    Misguided ideals and policies leading to loss of great members

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Outstanding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Pros

    Promotions are based off of merit and annual reports, can be deamed somewhat unfair but the possibility is always there.

    Cons

    Some of the "red tape" is a little outrageous.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Proud of serving

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great experience in leadership, networking, and a wonderful career experience

    Cons

    Lots of travel and time away from family, often antiquated policies to deal with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    F-16 Crew Chief

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    Current Employee - Crew Chief
    Current Employee - Crew Chief

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Great Pay
    Fun Job
    Great Educational Benefits

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Some Bases are not as nice as others

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    AF life is the experience you've been waiting for! Go AIR FORCE!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Benefits, travel, security, serving this great country!

    Cons

    Being away from loved ones during deployments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The AF does an amazing job caring for their people!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Helicopter crew chief

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    Current Employee - USAF E-5  in  Hurlburt Field, FL
    Current Employee - USAF E-5 in Hurlburt Field, FL

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

    Pros

    Meet new people and exciting opportunities. Lots of free classes to advance you knowledge.

    Cons

    Long hours. I have worked a few 22 hour days. office culture can be a little brash.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good security and benefits

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    Current Employee - Avionics Technician  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    job security is excellent, benefits are unmatchable

    Cons

    uncertain location, total ownership and uncertain hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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