US Air Force Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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US Air Force Chief of Staff 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. Good work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work, good benefits. There's no fear of losing your job, though it can get boring.

    Cons

    Nothing really negative to report. You'll not get rich in this job, but you'll enjoy your work.


  2. Staff Sergeant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Air Force full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great experience. Learned how to be part of a team and how to lead one.

    Cons

    No significant ones. All jobs have their good days and their bad ones.


  3. Best Years of My Life

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    Former Employee - Contracting Specialist in Bossier City, LA
    Former Employee - Contracting Specialist in Bossier City, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Air Force (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get a true sense of yourself while you are serving. They teach you life skills you will never forget. It is so much more than rolling t-shirts and marching. They teach you how to be responsible and respectful. They teach you how to take care of yourself and no matter what is going on in your life they have ways to take care of you.

    Cons

    Sometimes you draw the short stick and you get a supervisor who doesn't care about you, and sometimes if you draw that stick your squadron may be too small to allow you to change supervisors to one better suited to your needs. But that shouldn't be a deal breaker because with all aspects of military life, it teaches you how to deal with situations like that.

    Advice to Management

    Please change the rules on how long Airmen are required to live in the dorms. Please! My least favorite part was always having to return to my dorm room because female airmen can seriously be some of the cattiest and unclean roommates ever.


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  5. Cross over into the Blue!

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    Current Employee - Flight Engineer
    Current Employee - Flight Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Meeting people from diverse backgrounds and seeing the world. Few jobs are available that will provide you a decent salary and job security without a degree these days.

    Cons

    There aren't many downsides in my opinion. The only thing I found annoying in my twenty year career was computer based training (CBT). Funny how back in the 90s the Air Force was at the top of its game. After Desert Shield/Storm Air Power was supreme. This was accomplished without CBTs as far as I know.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice is to let the enlisted force remain "enlisted." It's unfortunate that a lot of emphasis these days are placed on how much volunteer work a member did rather than his actual job. If you consider joining the Air Force remember this one thing... You "volunteer" to join the Air Force. You don't join the Air Force to "volunteer." Be the best at what you do. Be a warrior in your own career field...services, security forces, maintenance, supply, aircrew....doesn't matter what you do. I can guarantee that after you leave, your memories will be that much sweeter if you did your primary job and did it well.


  6. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work serving the military.

    Cons

    None, I have no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Great Opportunities and benefits

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    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Eglin AFB, FL
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Eglin AFB, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education Benefits are incredible - 100% of tuition paid while active duty plus G.I. Bill benefits after you get out for you or a family member. Job Security Travel, new experiences Learn a skill

    Cons

    Long hours (aircraft maintenance) Lots of extra duties with no extra pay Promotions are earned by taking tests and behaving rather than performance Limited opportunities on where you get to live.

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying bottom shelf products, with better systems and equipment, Airmen could more effectively accomplish their tasks and the overall mission.


  8. BEST CAREER CHOICE EVER MADE

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    Former Employee - First Sergeant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - First Sergeant in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Air Force (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excel at your own pace;Unlimited opportunities for advancement Retire after 20 years or more and start receiving pension immediately Education, transfer of Education benefits to family members Boundless Travel opportunities Financial peace of mind/stability

    Cons

    Sacrifices of missing the family


  9. Great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extensive opportunities to travel, fantastic health benefits and great pay.

    Cons

    Long hours on extensive temporary duty assignments

    Advice to Management

    Take of your people, they will take care of you.


  10. PD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Awesome, great, excellent, cool, the best

    Cons

    Nothing, its the best place to work


  11. loadmaster

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    GOOD MONEY, FREE HEALTH CARE

    Cons

    Your just a number when it comes to air force needs, family always comes second or third with them



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