US Air Force

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US Air Force Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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4.1 3,613 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh

General Mark A. Welsh

(1,227 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will have the opportunity to travel and continue your education(in 141 reviews)

  • Currently government pay and benefits are better than their civilian counterparts(in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • The only thing i can think of as a negative is the time spent away from family(in 268 reviews)

  • As with any maintenance USAF career field expect long hours, with little reward(in 322 reviews)

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    Great Benefits

    Military Program Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsBenefits, education opportunties, Skill building

    ConsDeployments, decesion making, force reductions

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on People and information sharing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Diverse career experience

    Military Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are numerous opportunities that you can take while serving. This would be the one place you are guaranteed to gain professional development tools and experience.

    ConsSince you are serving in the military there may not be as much flexibility with your work schedule or location. Also politics play a large part in how this organization is run.

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    Rewarding

    Electronic Warfare Instructor (Current Employee) Sheppard AFB, TX

    ProsExperience, Vacation, Healthcare, Network, and Salary.

    ConsYou are Government property and sometimes you have to remember that the AF comes first.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways watch over your airman!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved it, thy have been good to me.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros30 days of vacation per year, plus 10 Federal Holidays off!

    ConsWar! 12-hour shifts and weekend duty

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    Greatest Job I ever had.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTravel and life experiences are second to none.

    ConsDeployments and long hours, but the experience you gain is priceless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep taking care of your Airmen

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    First Sergeant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscompensation, time off, company values... everything!

    ConsTime away from home, work hours can be long...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Do not do it

    Crew Chief (Current Employee) Lakenheath, England (UK)

    ProsBenefits are great you can't beat federal government benefits. Work with great people all over the world. Travel opportunities are endless. Being able to carry leave into the next year up to 60 days is amazing.

    Conson call 24/7 almost always work weekends. People who test well are promoted and people who would do well in leadership don't always promote. To many people have to have a say in what happens so nothing productive ever gets done. Supervision is a joke and I don't think anything will ever change that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember where you came from and stop doing things just because its always been that way. Do things to improve processes and make quality of work and living better for your airmen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engineer USAF

    Aerospace Engineer (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsGood benefits and good pay

    ConsSometimes not busy and you are expedited to be there no matter if you have work or not

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved my 23+ years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome career choice. Can't wait for my next chapter.

    ConsCan't think of any. I had an awesome 23 years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not bad, but not great

    Enlisted Aircraft Maintenance (Current Employee)

    ProsSomewhat stable employment considering current force reduction measures.
    Decent pay if you include housing and food allowances.
    Lots of benefits especially for members with a family.

    ConsLots of time away from home, especially as a member of Air Mobility Command.
    Long hours are expected with little compensatory time off.
    Pay not competitive with civilian sector.
    You get what you pay for with health benefits. Military doctors are often unresponsive to the member's needs and are unwilling to investigate health issues extensively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to subordinates. Spend more time understanding your workers and their needs. Revamp the healthcare system, even if that means the member has to pay a little out of pocket.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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