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Edwards Air Force Base Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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  1. "Great experience working for AMC TES!!"

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    Former Employee - Communication and Navigation Test Evaluator in Edwards AFB, CA
    Former Employee - Communication and Navigation Test Evaluator in Edwards AFB, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edwards Air Force Base full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great area to work at! Many professionals that are highly knowledgeable! I really learned a lot and would definitely work out there again.

    Cons

    Only con that I had was that it is really far from the nearest town. It is set in the middle of a dry lake bed about 20 miles from Rosamond.


  2. "Great choice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edwards Air Force Base full-time

    Pros

    Camaraderie, discipline, and you wind up learning a lot about yourself while you're in.

    Cons

    There are always going to be cons where ever you work. You have to be willing to take the good with the bad

  3. "In the middle of nowhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Due to the austere environment, it allows for closer community. Work is work but allows for a lot of family time

    Cons

    It is out in the middle of no where. There is a severe lack of facilities. Need to improve the facilities


  4. "USCYBERCOM coming into their own"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Meade, MD

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

    Pros

    Clearance and leading strategic vison

    Cons

    New org, facing growing pains, but poised to lead in the near future

    Advice to Management

    Advance industry standard best practices where able and train to those standards. Make USCYBERCOM it's own military service branch rooted in doctrine


  5. "usaf rEVIEW 2"

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    Current Employee - USAF in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - USAF in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edwards Air Force Base full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing place to grow, leadership is great. I have had a lot of fun at this location and look forward to my future outside the united states air force.

    Cons

    The deployments are long and it is hard to leave family, however the time is good. TA could be a little better however, overall everything is great.


  6. "Test Pilot employment - last year was 1994"

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    Former Employee - Test Pilot in Edwards AFB, CA
    Former Employee - Test Pilot in Edwards AFB, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Edwards Air Force Base (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge work; great people to work with;

    Cons

    Long work days; some dangerous work.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy working as a team.


  7. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Discipline Engineer in Edwards AFB, CA
    Current Employee - Discipline Engineer in Edwards AFB, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edwards Air Force Base full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to be highly involve in all of the newest technology in a bigger scale (i.e. aircraft), and there's a lot of work available. Typically, you work only 40 hour week and great benefits. You may get to fly as an aircrew onboard various aircraft.

    Cons

    As any government work, there some bureaucracy. Still old ways of doing things. Hard to move up to management level as there are tons of engineers on base. Only way a position opens up is either someone retires, moves out of area, or get promoted another position on the base. The base is isolated even though they advertise 90 mins from everywhere.

  8. "At Eds"

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    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Edwards, CA
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Edwards, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edwards Air Force Base full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great place to work.

    Cons

    It is to Far from home

    Advice to Management

    wah wah wah


  9. "Interesting work but no advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Edwards Air Force Base full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Interesting work
    - Opportunities for lateral growth / learning new systems
    - Multiple aircraft platforms / programs to work
    - Benefits are decent

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Very few opportunities for advancement / few leadership positions
    - Master's degree required for promotion instead of selecting most qualified candidate
    - Engineers spend most of their time writing lengthy documents
    - Excessive training required that does not apply to the job
    - Dead weight, i.e., employees that show up and collect a paycheck
    - Location

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting the right people and allowing new people into leadership positions instead of simply shifting the existing leadership around every few years.


  10. "working at Edwards"

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    Former Employee - Technical Publications Specialist in Tehachapi, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Publications Specialist in Tehachapi, CA

    I worked at Edwards Air Force Base (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved the job, loved the work

    Cons

    other than some times very long hours, there were no cons


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