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US Air Force Reviews in Wright Patterson AFB, OH

Updated Jun 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

4.3 15 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh

General Mark A. Welsh

(6 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Communications

    Communications Security Accountant (Current Employee) Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    ProsThe health benefits cannot be matched.

    ConsManagement became to overbearing and the pay is not worth the sacrifices made.

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

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    Very nice

    Security Forces (Current Employee) Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    ProsExcellent pay and benefits, great vacation

    ConsLoud boss man, and travel

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoes it matter

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

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    I've been privileged to serve in the USAF for the past 20 years.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    ProsJob security if you do your job and follow the rules. The AF is not for everyone.

    ConsWe have been at war for 13 years and there are impending budget cuts. Expect to deploy and realize you will be expected to do more with less.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your subject matter experts.

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

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    Security Forces Patrol Officer

    Security Forces (Current Employee) Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    ProsMedical Benefits, Educational Opportunities, Dependable,

    ConsAway from loved ones, continuous stress

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Educational and Entry-level

    All-Source Analyst (Current Employee) Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    ProsGreat flight chiefs, job security and stability, decent income, sustainable stress level, flexibility to work as long as you put in 8 hour days, independence, security clearance, military-civilian relationship

    ConsSecurity clearance and reportable items, poor team leads, micromanagement, ambiguous training process, suspicion of intelligence work and paranoia, military-civilian relationship

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Command and Control

    Command and Control (Current Employee) Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    ProsGreat Medical and Dental care.

    ConsThe PT Test should not have an impact on your career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people.

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

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    Clinical Laboratory Supervisor

    Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Current Employee) Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    ProsVery technical field, challenging, not for the "un-smart" folks, requires a lot of problem-solving, strong background in biological sciences

    Cons24 hour operations, expect to work ugly shifts, as an active duty personnel - you are on duty 24/7, a lot of 4AM recalls and holiday shifts

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your subordinates and family time is a must!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Air Force Career was great!

    Communications Officer (Current Employee) Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    ProsProfessional attitudes with the people that I worked with.

    ConsDeployments and being away from family.

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    A Mixed Bag

    Avionics Engineer (Former Employee) Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    ProsGood hours, interesting managerial work, and "big picture" logistics work. There's even the opportunity to travel. As far as being a military member goes, I always could get leave and there was zero chance of being forced to deploy overseas.

    ConsThere was no actual engineering work associated with my job and I wasn't interested in managerial work. I wasn't given the tools or information to fully perform my job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Everything I have today is becuase of the United States Air Force.

    Functional Manager (Current Employee) Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    ProsSee the world. Get an education. Understand diversity. Provide a greater good. Learn manners, Learn repect. Learn how to be accountable. Protect the tax payers dollar. Make you a better person. Make you a better American. Take care of your health. Take care of your family. Make you proud. Stay healthy.

    ConsYou will not become a millionaire.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTell our (Air Force) story better.

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

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