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Arlington, VA
10000+ employees
2002
Government
Government
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No, you don't have to remove your shoes to view this record (unless you really want to). Charged with protecting the nation's transportation system, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) manages aviation security, surface ... Read more

TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Reviews

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    "Constantly in flux"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
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    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Standard federal government benefits package plus immediate death benefit up to $35K. Strong focus on mission among workforce. Dedicated employees who continue to improve screening protocols and practices - good job of balancing security and waiting times.

    Cons

    Banding system stinks in comparison to the GS system unless you are already a GS14 or GS15 and want to make a salary outside of the GS scale as a non-SES. Constant change among top leadership, constant OIG and GAO audits, additional positions created (i.e., more government). Agency is too top heavy with senior executives making $200K+ with retirement from other agencies, senior executives riding out their high-three need to retire and make room for fresh blood, new and innovative ideas.

    Advice to Management

    For those who have positions capable of remote working, trust your employees to do so. Promote fresh and innovative ideas and move away from silos and business as usual (i.e., that's the way we've always done it). Crack down on retaliation for those employees who do come forward and raise concerns about administrative or security-related procedures.

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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Photos

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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

    Interview

    The interview process with a bit long and nerve racking. You get interview by 2-3 officers (like now isn't scary enough, haha) they ask you about 3+ questions per officer. But before you actually get interviewed they have you take a vision test, which is kind of fun and calming. I had two female officers they were both nice women, but can definitely hold a poker face.

    Interview Questions

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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East, Latinos For Hire, 2012
  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the Southwest, Latinos For Hire, 2012
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