US Air Force Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh
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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. Fianace

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    Current Employee - Military in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Military in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at US Air Force

    Pros

    You get to see the world. Education and medical benefits are great. There is an opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    You move a lot. Some jobs will require you to deploy more than others. Can work a lot of extra hours with no compensation.

  2. SNCO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scott Air Force Base, IL

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

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

    Pros

    The US Air Force is a great place to receive benefits and get paid for days off. The Tuition Assistance is a great benefit too.

    Cons

    Some times leadership is not that great, but all you have to do is wait about a year or two and they will move on and the new leadership could improve.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your senior leaders and take care of them. Remember Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All You Do.

  3. Geospatial Analyst with a background in law enforcement and physical security.

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    Current Employee - E5 - Air Force - Staff Sergeant in Beale AFB, CA
    Current Employee - E5 - Air Force - Staff Sergeant in Beale AFB, CA

    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

    Supporting fellow military members with current actionable intelligence is amazing. Being able to perform and supervise analyst and see the impact it makes gives satisfaction to the job.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will be working long hours and when your shift is done you are not. Supervising other analyst is also part of your duties and, depending on the person/people, can be challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    I feel that decreasing shift times and lowering capacity would greatly reduce with work related stress. The increased downtime for our analyst to "recover and unwind" from their 13 hour shift could greatly improve quality/quantity of work as well as quality of life.

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  5. A very diverse 22 years

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    Former Employee - Cyber Systems Operator in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Cyber Systems Operator in Omaha, NE

    I worked at US Air Force

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, pay, benefits, opportunity to travel, unlimited skill-acquiring potential

    Cons

    Deployments, exercises, "mandatory fun" events can cut into work vs home life

  6. LCSW

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

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent leadership experience in program management, staff development, and collaboration with other base agencies. Clinically, free and numerous trainings for CEUs. Highly compensated compared to civilian social workers.

    Cons

    Less choices of position and location as one advances.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion in rank should be based on performance, not on Professional Military Education.

  7. Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician

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    Former Employee - First-line Manager/Supervisor in Gulfport, MS
    Former Employee - First-line Manager/Supervisor in Gulfport, MS

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

    Pros

    great work schedule, good pay and benefits, great morale, structured, great resources for family, good discounts, excellent training to enable you to do the job at your best ability.

    Cons

    physical fitness test, over strict rules on appearance not pertaining to the actual wear of the uniform, test for promotion, lots of inspections

  8. Systems Section Superintendent

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    Current Employee - Systems Section Superintendent in Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Section Superintendent in Davis Monthan AFB, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Job Security
    Education Benefits
    Travel
    Advancement
    Benefits (medical, Dental, Vision)
    Increase job skills
    Diversity

    Cons

    Long hours (not typical but can be)
    Time away from family
    Not steady pay increases

    Advice to Management

    Use of resources needs to be improved.

  9. Air Traffic Controller - RADAR Approach Control

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid well, great co-workers, great opportunities and support for troops

    Cons

    Long hours and shifts, odd work and long distance from home

  10. Security Forces

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at US Air Force as a contractor

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Bennys, see the world, training

    Cons

    Work life bal, uper mng, etc etc

  11. Senior NCO

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Air Force full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, with an opportunity to learn skills that can carry you through the rest of your life. Quality of life is outstanding, and this is a great place for a person to get started in life. Best decision I ever made was joining the Air Force.

    Cons

    Each individual has their own list of cons, some believe it's deployments, others may say it's the job they do.

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