US Air Force Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
3,972 Reviews
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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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    USAF

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    Former Employee - Military Police
    Former Employee - Military Police

    I worked at US Air Force full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Promotion, schooling, benefits and travel

    Cons

    long work hours and away from family

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    AF is a Great Organization

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    Current Employee - Lieutenant Colonel/Commander  in  Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Lieutenant Colonel/Commander in Macon, GA

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Great training and benefits. Post 911 GI Bill is very good

    Cons

    Some work life balance issues. You do have to "deploy" a lot in many jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to take care of the Airman!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Geospatial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Geospatial Analyst
    Former Employee - Geospatial Analyst

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

    Pros

    I was able to contribute directly to the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Cons

    Lack of educational opportunities for enlisted members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more educational opportunities to the enlisted members of the Air Force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Air Force

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Air Force full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and a steady source of income. There are infinite ways to further your professional and personal development.

    Cons

    It is extremely difficult to transition from the military into the civilian side of life.

    Recommends
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    Great Career

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    Current Employee - Avionics Technician  in  Pope AFB, NC
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Pope AFB, NC

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great, along with job security. Training in an area compatible with civilian world.

    Cons

    Military lifestyle is completely different. Blanket punishments. Long days away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the lower rank structure. They make up the majority of the Air Force. Without Airmen, there would be no one to supervise. You were new too, once.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Career AF officer

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    Current Employee - Military Officer
    Current Employee - Military Officer

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

    Pros

    Stellar benefits and opportunities...pay is very appropriate

    Cons

    Constant moves, deployments and career changes can be stressing on family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead and make decisions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Air Force

    Pros

    fast paced, world leader, awesome

    Cons

    takes over your whole life

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    Air Force Culture

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    Current Employee - Command and Control Battle Management  in  Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Command and Control Battle Management in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The leadership and training opportunities are vast. Their benefits are unmatched in civilian jobs. You can travel the world if you're selected to. If you are good at your job you can be selected for special duty jobs of all kinds. You get to serve your country and get paid well for it. They give tuition assistance and encourage advancing your education.

    Cons

    In terms time, promotions are very slow. Coming into to the Air Force with a degree can make it frustrating. You get only a small say in your duty location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest the Air Force brings back warrant officers. With this addition enlistees with degrees can be trained to be leaders. It would help with retention, and open up jobs for specialization. Job rotation would also help tremendously.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    US Air Force

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    Current Employee - NCOIC  in  Peterson AFB, CO
    Current Employee - NCOIC in Peterson AFB, CO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits while in and once you quit or retire. Pay is more than fair, you get to see the world. The opportunity to serve your country and be part of something very important.

    Cons

    Constant challenges and life style hardships, like being relocated and/or deployed every few years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Aim High -- Fly, Fight and Win!

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Awesome organization with tons of developmental opportunities for individuals and teams, above and beyond the ability to make important missions happen every day to protect America's national security interests. Tremendous medical benefits as well.

    Cons

    Long hours and some family separation -- along with the occasional deployment overseas; but, then again, this work tempo parallels that of life outside the military when you're working for a high performance organization with high expectations of its people and mission success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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