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"Civil Service Employee"

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Current Employee - Engineer in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Engineer in San Antonio, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Air Force Civilian Service full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Good pay for professionals, working with mostly good, hardworking people trying to do the right thing by accomplishing mission goals. Some employee benefits are good such as time off for annual or sick leave.

Cons

There used to be a civilian career track to get promoted, for example if you were mobile and willing to work in remote parts of the country/out of the country for several years at a time, and you were serious about your work, you could move up and get regularly promoted. Now, all of these higher paying civil service jobs are handed to retired military officers who are friends with the hiring managers. The Officers, while good people with similar skills, were not were not groomed to do the jobs in the same manner. They were on their own track and were able to retire after 20 years with full benefits.
Not all of the benefits are good - for example, I pay more (over $10K/year) for health insurance benefits that are less inclusive than friends/family get in the private sector.
We are the scapegoats for the haters in Congress that instituted the same programs that they say are wasteful!
Morale is at an all time low because hard working middle-class people like myself are losing pay (no raise in three years and higher cost of insurance/taxes) and vilified for doing our jobs.

Advice to Management

Do

Other Employee Reviews for Air Force Civilian Service

  1. "Intern Software Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Air Force Civilian Service as an intern

    Pros

    The pay was fair, there were full benefits available, and they usually hire after graduation.

    Cons

    Very frustration to work at the pace of government and be bound by the red tape and.

    Advice to Management

    Give people the tools they need to do their job succesfully


  2. "Not worth the public hate or stree"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Provides for a fairly flexible schedule, which is also dependent upon one's supervisor.
    -Many jobs call for occasional travel
    -The government will match up to a certain percentage of TSP contributions

    Cons

    -The average age of workers in my building is 45 and many older people are unwilling to listen to new ideas
    -The general public thinks we're all overpaid for what we do but the pay is drastically lower than the private sector
    -A lot of money is wasted on unnecessary training and travel
    -Leadership does not care what people think
    -The benefits are not very good
    -Expected to work overtime without compensation
    -On call 24/7
    -Clique mentality
    -Little opportunity for career progression
    -Very little diversity

    Advice to Management

    -Change with the times
    -Improve benefits to match private sector
    -Improve pay to match private sector
    -Cut unnecessary travel
    -Stop with the repetitive and unnecessary training

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